Happy 2020 my friends! I hope you had a great and safe NYE. Today is the start of a new year. For me, that also means the end to two really hard and awful years. I don’t want to bore you with all the details again, but you know my family and I have been going through a lot in the last 2 years. So for 2020, my goal is praying for a calmer year, anyone else with me?
Instead of doing a word for the year, I wanted to share a few things I want to do in 2020. There are a few things that have been on my mind lately that I want to do more of or start in this new year. Instead of looking at this year as another year that could be awful…I’m looking at it as another year to live, share my heart for Jesus, and so much more. I’d love to know what your word or goals are for 2020, let me know in the comments.
5 things I want to do in 2020
Do more creative writing
I’ve been doing a lot of writing this year, obviously. But I have really gotten away from doing good ole creative writing. I’m trying to dip my toes back into fiction writing but I also want to share some more creative writing on here as well. Maybe some short stories or something like that. Is that something you’d be interested in? Creative writing is always some of my favorite and its time for me to get back into what I love. I’ve even started brainstorming for a book…I’ve always wanted to be a published author. For 2020, I’m going to take steps toward achieving that.
Make a daily gratitude journal
I’ve heard of a gratitude journal throughout the year last year and I’ve meant to start one all year. The point of the gratitude journal would be to find something to be grateful for each day. There are always thousands of things to be thankful for and I want to focus more on what God provides for me than what I don’t have anymore. I think this gratitude journal would be a great way to focus my attention back on being grateful and finding the good things around me every day.
Work on being more positive
I must admit…I’m typically a pretty pessimistic person. I think it has a lot to do with my anxiety disorder that I just see everything that could go wrong or be negative. But I want to work on being more positive this year. Work on placing the positive outcomes at the forefront of my mind instead of focusing on the bad. This goes a hand in hand with the gratitude journal…it’s all about refocusing my mind to the positive things instead of just holding onto the negative.
Get back to living
My word for 2019 was thriving. Little did I know it would be another year all about surviving instead of living. I guess you could say that thriving is once again my word because I didn’t really accomplish it in 2019. One thing I will be working hard on in 2020 is getting back to living. If you’ve never been through grief or loss, you might not get what I mean…but after a loss you go around on auto-pilot just trying to get through each day. But this year I want to get back to living. If you didn’t see my post from last year about thriving, read that here. Anyone else feel like they have been living just trying to get through minute by the minute instead of really living and enjoying life? I don’t mean enjoying life outside your means or being irresponsible…I mean enjoying everything that you have, letting yourself be happy, and seeking God every day.
Try to live more fearlessly
The anxiety in me sees that line and wants to laugh. If I’m honest, I had to fight to not let anxiety control most of my 2019. If you don’t have an anxiety disorder you might not get that…but I battle it every second of every day. The idea of living fearlessly seems impossible to me but nothing is impossible with my God. Basically I want to work on conquering my anxiety and trusting God with every little thing (also, please don’t mistake my anxiety as a lack of trust in God- that’s another topic for another post). My goal for 2020 is to try to be less fearful about everything.
What are some things you want to do in 2020? I’d love to know what your goals are for the year! Happy New Year friends here’s to a great 2020!