SMART New Year’s Resolutions | 2020

New year’s resolutions always seem to fail and I think the main reason for this is that they are too broad… 

For example, ‘I am going to get healthy’ is a statement that is too broad but ‘complete the couch to 5k by March’ is  a SMART target – it is specific, measurable, achievable, realistic and timely.

So, with the SMART target mentality, here are my SMART New Year’s Resolutions for 2020…

Penny a Day Challenge 

Every year I see this one floating around social media and in 2020 I want to give it ago because it is all laid out for you and it is a regime that I can stick to… so this is the penny per day challenge:

Day 1: 1p

Day 2: 2p

Day 3: 3p

Carry on like this and on day 109 you will put £1.09 in the pot.

By December 31st 2020 you should have (by my calculations): £671.61 

Image by Phil Riley from Pixabay

I will keep you updated on social media and my monthly favourites on how it is going – let me know if you decided to take on the penny a day challenge in 2020.

Race for Life 5K 

As part of my 30 before 30 I said I wanted to complete the Race for Life 5K every year until I’m 30, so this will be a staple in my new year’s resolutions each year. I will keep you updated on sponsorship and how I am preparing for it as the time draws nearer.

Here’s a picture of me and my auntie from the race in 2016!

If you would like to get involved you can sign up to race/volunteer here.

Pass my Driving Test 

My theory runs out in July 2020 so watch this space!

Image by Terri Cnudde from Pixabay

Read 5 books from my 100 Novels Checklist 

Earlier this year I published a 100 Novels Checklist alongside by 30 before 30 – and this year I would like to read a minimum of 5 books from this list and these are the books that I have chosen for 2020:

  1. The Bell Jar – Slyvia Plath
  2.  Noughts & Crosses – Malorie Blackman
  3.  The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie – Muriel Spark
  4. The Hound of the Baskervilles – Arthur Conan Doyle
  5. How to be Both – Ali Smith

Image by Pexels from Pixabay

I have chosen the books from different genres and I will update the original checklist as I go through them.

Bedtime Routine 

In my Organisation, Productivity & Me post I wrote about having an evening routine and how I want to stick to this to help with my sleep and while I did stick to this for a short amount of time I have let it fail so I would like to pick this back up again… but make it more specific.

This will be my routine on work nights: Sunday, Monday Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday.

  • Remove make-up, shower, and all those other hygiene bits
  • Face mask or some other pamper thing (to treat myself once or twice a week!)
  • Pick out my outfit for the next day
  • Pack my bag for the next day
  • Set my alarm(s) – I love a good snooze
  • Put my phone down/ switch my laptop off!!!!
  • Grab a book and read for an hour or so
  • Lights out

And to make sure I stick to it I will be adding another point to this list : ‘write in my journal’…

Keep a daily journal in 2020

Another goal of my 30 before 30 is to write in a journal everyday for 365 days and I would like to start this in 2020 and make sure I write in it every day – and write about everything even the most menial of things like what I had for dinner that day…

I don’t know how this journal will look yet, it may be the old fashioned way or it may be electronic.

Image by CharuTyagi from Pixabay

So, I think those are some SMART targets – they are specific, measurable, achievable and timely.

Let me know what your resolutions are in the comments below and I will keep you updated on mine!

Happy New Year, 

Love, Georgina x 


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