Happy 2020 everyone! I hope everyone has had a great holiday season so far! I honestly can’t believe it’s already a new year, it feels like the end of 2019 flew by! I actually really love the New Year. I know a lot of people think it’s cheesy, but I love setting goals and the feeling of new beginnings! It’s fun to use this time of year to set new goals or challenges for yourself.
Every year I write a blogpost about my New Year’s Resolutions! You can go back for years and read them – which I think is a really cool part about having a blog! I like to go back through and talk about my resolutions from the prior year, so that’s how I will start out this post!
My 2019 Resolutions – How did I do?
1. Save Money
This is something I definitely could have been better about! I want to keep working on this in 2020.
2. Say Yes to New Opportunities
I definitely did this! 2019 was all about getting out my comfort zone. I hosted two blogger events at Kendra Scott and also did a lot of popup events because of my boutique!
3. Stick with Only Eating Dairy Once a Week
Haha! I did this here in there. If you didn’t know, I am lactose intolerant. However, I also have a hyper sensitive stomach to a million other foods, so I don’t always stick to no-dairy (because sometimes it’s like “why cut it out when I am going to feel sick anyways?”) This year I definitely did better, and noticed that I felt better when eating certain foods. I want to continue with “intuitive eating” in 2020!
4. Have a Healthier Year
Overall, I would say this was a success. The only thing I didn’t do was workout as much as I would have liked.
5. Learn to Love Working Out
Like I said above, this is something I want to work on more in 2020!
6. Get on a Good Schedule
For most of the year I rocked this, but when I opened my boutique my schedule went to shit! There were nights I was leaving work past midnight and I definitely wasn’t taking care of myself. I want to get back to a good schedule in 2020!
7. Stick to my Morning Routine and Night Routine
This kind of goes along with what I said above, I want to be better about self care this year!
8. Read a Book a Month
I read one book… haha! I am so bad about just coming home and turning Netflix on instead of reading, but I want to be better about this!
9. Keep Growing
This was definitely a success! I grew so much in 2019!
Scottsdale, Turks & Caicos, The Kentucky Derby, Dallas, Italy, Greece, Massachusetts, New Zealand, and New York City! Definitely an amazing year of travel!
11. Minimize my Life
I did this at the beginning of the year, but I definitely need to do a huge declutter and minimize the things in my life again!
12. Open an Online Boutique
YES! One of my biggest accomplishments of the year!
My 2020 Resolutions
This year something I want to do differently is not only set yearly goals, but also set monthly and quarterly goals. I think this is a great way to make your goals more attainable! Let me know if you want a full post about how to stick to your goals! I will start with my overall “yearly” goals!
1. Have a Better Life Balance
This is something I definitely struggled with a lot in 2019 after launching my business. I didn’t see my friends as much, I let go of a lot of self-care (like washing my face everyday, keeping my space tidy, doing laundry in a timely manner, and more). I also was not able to blog as much towards the end of the year which really made me me upset. This year I want to work on having a better life balance, and getting ahead in what I need to do so I can achieve more!
2. Get More Organized and Stay Organized
I mean this in every aspect of my life. My businesses, my living space, my to do lists. Being more organized always gives me a clearer head. I want to work on decluttering what I do not need and keeping my space a “happy space.”
3. Be More Assertive
This is a personal goal of mine. I really want to work on not being a pushover, being able to speak my mind, and be confrontational when I need to.
4. Get my Hair Healthy Again
After getting NBR extensions I started blow drying my hair more and using more heat. This caused a lot of breakage and is the main reason I cut my hair. This year I want to grow it back out and get it healthier so I can have long hair again!
5. Keep Learning + Stimulating My Mind
Most of 2019 I was really good at this. I was constantly listening to educational podcasts, reading, and watching videos. However, after I opened my business I kind of lost that. Obviously I was still learning by simply “doing” – but I want I want to get back to actively trying to learn this year. I also work on reading more fun books too instead of just watching Netflix!
6. Learn to Love Working Out + Make Time for It
This is something I really want to do this year. I just don’t make the time to take care of myself and my body like I should.
7. Get on a Good Schedule + Including a Morning & Night Routine
This one kind of goes along with balance, but I think having a good morning and night routine is really important! It’s a good way to add some self-care into your days plus it motivates you for your day (or helps you wind down at night). I really want to incorporate stretching and working out into these routines! I also want to get on a good schedule for having different work days of the week for different businesses, tasks, etc.
8. Save Money + Don’t Buy things I Do Not Need (clutter)
This one is pretty self explanatory, but it’s definitely something I need to work on!
9. Get Back to Blogging + Instagram Without Worrying
I want to get back to blogging and Instagram-ing for the fun of it and stop caring about what time to post, how many likes I get, themes, etc.
10. Launch My New Business
January / Q1 Specific Goals
I want start working on these goals above. To do that I need to set some more specific goals. Obviously I have much more than just this, but this is a little outline that covers the big goals! I want to print these as a reminder!
1. One thing I really want to do is try not eat out for lunch for a whole month! Working in an office I have had a bad habit of ordering door dash and eating unhealthy. I am going to start meal prepping again so I can save money and be healthier! Plus I love a good challenge!
2. Organization! I want to start decluttering this month so I can become more organized. I also want to create a better schedule at work so I can get ahead.
3. I also am setting a goal to Instagram 3 times a week this month and posting 2 blogposts a week. We will see if I can get back into it!
4. I also want to start taking my acne medicine + vitamins again! This goes along with having a self-care routine.
5. Declutter my room, car, and storage unit in January!
P.S. – notice that I wore this “It’s a Lifestyle” sweatshirt in these pics! I thought it was perfect because creating goals and resolutions are a lifestyle change!
Let me know what your Resolutions are!
Lauren Emily Lindmark
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