Personal Goal Update 2019
New Years day resolution are long past and we are rounding down to the end of another year. Here in the southern hemisphere we are all looking forward to the approaching summer and in the northern regions of this globe I’m guessing people are looking forward to a slower winter pace, chai tea and crackling fires on cold winters nights.
It’s about now that I find myself thinking back and assessing if I have achieved my goals for the year or if I need to ramp it up and get to the finish line in the few remaining months of 2019. I also will take a new approach for me this year and start thinking about my 2020 goals now. So; am I well on my way to achieving my 2019 goals? Here’s the list of them below:
Move to a new city [ACHIEVED] – in May I moved to a larger city from a small town. Work was my main reason for relocating and it’s a little ironic that now I am here one of my main goals for 2020/2021 will be to save as much as possible so I can further change my career to one that I love to spend my days at.
Loose 20 kgs [PARTIALLY ACHIEVED] – I have lost 15kgs since November 2018. And there I seem to have stuck! This particular goal has been one I have made every year, but now I am have changed it a little to focus on “healthy” not “loosing”. I’m figuring that by eating clean and healthy foods I should find an ideal weight that is good for me.
Increase my savings account [ACHIEVED] – as of today my bank account is $12529.00 more than it was on the 1st of January 2019 so I am pleased with that. I probably could have saved more than this but I did buy a few new pieces of furniture for my home when I switch towns which although I could have lived without them, they bring me pleasure when I look at them so I consider them meaningful to me.
So, there you have it. I only normally set 3 or 4 goals for myself per year and more often they are on similar lines to the ones above (minus the first goal – I don’t move to a different city each year!) and I feel fairly happy this year that I have progressed well in achieving them. Giving myself too much to achieve is counterproductive and I seem to fail so I find that somewhere between 2 – 4 goals that are realistic to me is doable.
I’m going to put a lot of thought into my 2020 goals and work out what is the best route to progress my life forward from this point. I would love to obtain work in a sector that I love, continue to save my money and live a more sustainable, meaningful life so there will be a focus on that area as I set my new goals. Health is also important to me so I will continue to work on this area and set good goals that I can commit to and maintain for a lifetime.