Goals for 2020 – Blogtober #13

With the new year fast approaching I thought I would take some time to sit down and decide what I want to achieve in 2020. I’ve had a lot of ups and downs during 2019 but I finally feel like I’ve turned a corner by reaching out for some help. Now that I am on a firm road to recovery I want to start planning my future and getting to grips with my life again.

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Here are my goals for 2020:

Continue getting help for my mental health –

As I mentioned above I have finally reached out for some help for my mental health and I want to continue this positive step into 2020 and work on my mental health. I’m excited to begin my CBT, however I am currently on a waiting list and so it most likely will be 2020 when I begin it. I’m going to completely throw myself into the therapy and I cannot wait to see the results.


2019 was the year that I finally felt ready to ask for help and to move on with my life and so I am excited to discover what I can do next.

Pursue writing as a career –

I have somewhat focused on writing this year, however I only focused on earning enough to pay the bills, my main focus has been my mental health. In 2020 I want to divert my attention to other areas of my life and begin to plan my future. I intend to begin this by forging a career in writing and I have a few different ideas and projects that I want to focus on in 2020.


I hope all my lovely readers will support me in my future ventures. If you have any tips for me then please leave them in the comments!

Work on my confidence – 

This year I wrote a post about how my mental health had stripped me of my confidence (you can read it here). Over the course of 2020 I want to spend the year slowly building my confidence back up and I know that in turn my happiness will improve.

By the end of 2020 I hope that the idea of going out by myself is less daunting and I have some confidence in my abilities and skills. Fingers crossed!

Be happy and enjoy life –

I’ve spent a lot of this year wishing each day would pass so that I could hurry my journey of recovery. Recently, I’ve come to realise that I’ve been looking at things wrong. My appointment with the mental health nurse (you can read about it here) made me realise that I need to enjoy every day and be happy without solely focusing on fixing my anxiety.

In 2020 I want to carry this mindset forward and focus on being happy, no matter how my recovery is progressing. I want to live each day without worrying how it will benefit my anxiety.

Be healthier – 

I want to embark on a healthier lifestyle this year with more exercise and a better diet. I spend most days just sat at my desk working. I try to go for a walk every lunch time to get some exercise, however some days it’s so wet and windy outside I cannot face leaving the house.

In addition to exercise I want to eat better. I cook all of our meals from scratch and so we are healthy to an extent, however I know there is room for improvement. I prefer my veggies to my fruit and so I want to find ways to include more fruit in my diet.


A healthier lifestyle will support my quest for good mental health and so I know that this is an important goal for 2020.


What are your goals for 2020?






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15 thoughts on “Goals for 2020 – Blogtober #13

  1. My main goal is to find the courage to leave my second job. I love working with my students, but the other adults I work with are not good for my mental health. When it came time for me to re-sign my contract for this year I couldn’t bring myself to say “no.”
    I also want to make some changed on my blog to make it easier to navigate.
    I’m sure I’ll think of more as the New Year gets closer. I hadn’t even noticed it’s right around the corner until I saw this post!

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    1. You sound like you’re half way there having already made the decision to leave ☺️ I left a job as it was impacting on my mental health and it was the best decision I’ve made. Good luck for when you tell them you’re leaving!

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  2. Great goals and I wish you all the luck in the world with your CBT, from what you’ve said already it sounds like you’re already making progress so I’m sure there’s plenty more to come! 😘 Mine is also to focus more on writing as a career – I currently get no income whatsoever from it so I’m going to start looking at paid opportunities and taking some steps towards that! Xx

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    1. Thank you! It’s so difficult to know where to start with a career in writing. I’m hoping once the move is over I can start to focus on it and hopefully make some headway 🤞🏼 Good luck with finding some paid opportunities ☺️xx

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