My 2020 Goals

Danielle Levy, Inspired Life Diary, 2020 goals, Lifestyle blogger, Wirral blogger, Liverpool blogger,

I feel like I was just sitting down writing this blog post for 2019 and now I'm doing it for 2020! I also feel like I want to set myself so many goals and I think this is where I've fallen short in previous years because I've tried to accomplish too much during the year (the downside of being a Capricorn) so for 2020 I'm going to try and dial it back a bit and not put too much pressure on myself.

For 2020 I'm mainly going to be concentrating on my personal goals as I'm not planning to leave my current nursing position and the progression is pretty regimented so once I've finished one thing I'm progressing onto the next so I don't have to worry too much about my professional development over 2020.  

My Personal Goals
Take Care Of Number One - This one is the main one that this year I'm going to be focusing more on me! I'm aiming to focus more on my mental and physical health this year, I feel like the past couple of years I've been pretty shitty to myself and my body so that's about to change. This year I want focus on people and things that make me feel happy and improve me. Part of this includes a healthier attitude towards sleep, food and exercise. I'm making it a goal that this year I want to start thinking if it doesn't improve me or make me happy then I'm not going to do it!

Have A Set Bedtime Routine - Because my shifts and work days change week in, week out and the time I finish work changes constantly, I find it so hard to have any type of bedtime routine! I find it so hard to stick to routines when it comes to bedtime when somedays I'm going to bed when you are just getting up and sometimes those days I'm literally dragging myself to bed, so I've decided that I'm going to have three bedtime routines this year. It seems complicated but two of them are going to be for when I'm on work, one for when I'm on nights and I struggle just to get home and take my makeup off before climbing into bed and one for when I'm on days and get home at 9pm. 

My final bedtime routine will be for the days when I'm off work and have more time in the evenings. On these days off I want to make sure that I'm not working until late into the evening and that I'm taking time out to look after myself and do a self-care treat whether that is a bath, face mask, meditation (yes I'm going to try mediation this year), or enjoying a film. Before going to bed, I want to start settling down with some caffeine-free tea and reading a book in bed and getting an early night instead of watching anything and everything on my ipad until the early hours. I struggle with energy levels anyway due to my Pernicious Anemia and Vit D deficiency so I want to make sleep more of a priority this year!

Have A More Positive Mindset About Myself - It's kind of sad that I'm having to write this as a goal of mine for 2020 but I feel like especially in 2019 with my spiralling anxiety I was especially hard and critical of myself and I want that to change. Even in my professional life, I still doubt and am highly critical of myself and my work. Whilst some of my anxiety improved after I started medication for a severe vitamin deficiency, I feel like most of it is something that I'm going to have to continually work on. I want to be more positive and want to have a more positive outlook on life as well as myself.

Have A Day Off - I am a big workaholic, I genuinely don't know how to have a day off and I've noticed that in 2019 with nursing, blogging and vlogging I really didn't take any time off and when I did I felt guilty about doing so. Realistically, I don't think I'd be able to have a whole 'weekend' off because of how much I do so I want to make sure that I have at least one day off where I'm not being a nurse, a blogger, a vlogger and I don't go on social media. I also want to make sure that when I've got time off on annual leave that I take a few more days as just days off and giving myself the chance to recharge my batteries.

See My Friends More - I noticed in 2019 that being a bit of a workaholic lead me to not being able to see my friends as often as I would like. This year I want to make the effort that every month I'm catching up and checking in with my amazing friends regularly whether thats in person or over the phone. Especially for those friends that aren't a short drive away, I want to start having regular video chat dates so I can catch up with them more often.

What are your goals for 2020?

Speak to you next time!
Danielle Levy, Wirral blogger, Liverpool blogger,
Danielle Levy

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