2020 the year of contentment  |  Blog 

Each year I like to write down my “resolutions” on here as a reminder of what I’m looking to achieve each year. At the start of 2019 there were a few things I wanted to do. I wanted to 2019 to be the year of “less” so less waste, less spending, less pressure and that kind of happened. I’ve been thinking about what I want from 2020 and I feel like I made so many steps and changes in my life in 2019 to get to where I am today so I want 2020 to be the year I enjoy what I’ve become and who I am whilst still continuing with the changes I’ve made. The best way to describe what I want from the next 12 months is “Contentment”. 2020 is going to be the year of contentment for me.

So what does that mean? Does it mean I don’t have any goals for 2020 and I just want to carry on as I am? Not exactly but my goals are to carry on with certain things I did in 2019. Firstly I want to continue trying to be eco. Last year I feel like I really well with trying to be more sustainable as I started to buy majority of our clothes from eBay and charity shops, swapped from make up wipes to reusable wipes and started to food shop more eco by trying to buy loose veg and fruit rather than plastic packed. Something that has been on my mind though is the amount of straws we throw away thanks to the individual smoothie cartons we have. Both boys drink these now so we are throwing away at least 8 straws a week from them. That’s why in 2020 I want to try and avoid the little cartons as much as possible so I’ve brought both the boys a reusable drink carton called “water in a box” which I can then fill with smoothie. The ultimate goal is to make my own smoothies each day but let’s not get too ahead of ourselves here!

The other thing I want to carry through to the new year with me is the less pressure on myself thing. I feel like I worked really hard in 2019 to be kind to myself. The start of the year was tough and I did a lot of work on myself to feel happy and content again. I learnt about meditation, found of what helped me to feel supported mentally and made changes to help myself feel like the happiest person I can be. I definitely want to continue this is 2020 as it’s been one of the biggest contributors to feeling content.

There are a couple of things that I want to focus on this year that wearnt really a priority last year. My fitness being the main one. I’ve rejoined slimming world and I’m going to start going to dance fit to get some exercise. I do love my body and am body confident but I know I’d feel even more amazing if I lost a couple of pounds. Contentment in my body is just as important as in my mind and life so I’m excited to get some control over my food and exercise habits. I also want to focus more on my blog and YouTube Chanel in 2020. I did a quick survey on Instagram the other day and an amazing 73% of people said they wanted to see more YouTube videos from me in 2020! I’m so excited about this as I actually love making vlogs and video content and think this is the kick I need to make more.

Obviously I have the normal things that I want out of 2020 like health, happiness, money (haha doesn’t everyone!!) and travel but I think the things I’ve talked about earlier are the most important to me. I want to spend 2020 feeling content and I think if I can do what I’ve said then I should be looking back in a years time feeling very happy.

What are your plans and goals for 2020? Anything the same as mind or anything different that you’d like to share? Let me know in the comments.

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