5 Types of Goals Worth Setting in 2020

01 January 2020

Happy New Year Everyone!

It's that time of the year where resolutions, goals and theme words ooze out of every media platform. As a compulsive list-maker and goal-setter, I have no complaints about this trend. I'm an ardent believer in the setting of goals, not just every New Year but as a tool to be used every time my life needs to be redirected.

On to the actual content of this post, here are 5 types of goals (with examples) that I will be setting this year to define the life I want to live in 2020 and beyond.

Relationship Goals

  • Concrete actions to build new relationships
  • Concrete actions to sustain and nurture old relationships e.g weekend getaways with loved ones, reach out more via text, phone call or emails
  • Goals to strengthen connection with kids, spouse, siblings etc

Family Life Goals

  • Food goals centered around having a healthier diet that addresses any health issues we're trying to address
  • Goals regarding family habits like TV time, vacations, parenting etc
  • Home maintenance goals like I need to pay for a cleaner twice a month!!!

Financial Goals

These can be either saving or spending goals e.g
  • Save down payment for a new home, renovation or random appliance
  • Keep track of budget and spending
  • Reduce eating out budget to $xxx per month
  • Stick to a budget 
  • Career and personal development objectives

Recreational Goals

Goals centered around the things I do/wish to do for relaxation and fun
  • Read xx number of books
  • Get a massage once a month
  • Run a number of 5K races
  • Workout for 20 minutes 3 times a week

Spiritual Goals

My spirit and relationship with God needs to be nurtured just as much as the earthly/physical relationships. Some goals I've set in the past to address that are:
  • Commit to daily devotional time
  • Read some or all of the bible within a certain timefrace
  • Dedicate time to volunteer work
  • Commit of a spiritual retreat, conference, group fast or something new that I've never tried before as a Christian

Now for full disclosure, the above is not a listing of all my goals and resolutions for 2020. That would be way too much and I'd probably fall off the wagon by March. 

In practice, I like to chose the 1-4 goals that are most important to me and document them somewhere and then work very hard to meet said goals. Sometimes I win and sometimes I lose. Regardless of outcome, I'm just happy that I tried. 

Hope we all have a blessed and fulfilling 2020.

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