And just like that… the first month of 2020 is done! Was it a successful one?
- Read a Book
I may have mentioned previously that I am not the greatest of readers. For this reason, in 2020, I wanted to make an effort to improve. I didn’t exactly start with the easiest of books, HOWEVER, I can confirm I finished the book within the month of January (yes, I did finish it on the 31st, still counts!). I read The Millionaire Next Door by Thomas J. Stanley. To help motivate me to read more, I have been using the GoodReads app. I am very much a person of needing to measure progress.
Book reviews haven’t previously been my thing, but perhaps this is something I could get into? Book reviews by someone who doesn’t like reading… it’s a concept right?
- Book Thailand
It’s booked! October 2020, Thailand, it is happening. As soon as my leave was approved, I contacted my travel agent and put the deposit down within a few hours.
- Plan out Blog Posts
Yes, I did that thing again. I committed to blogging very intensely for about two weeks… and then life happened and I wasn’t feeling it. However, I did plan my blog posts and I did stick to what I said I would post for January. I only planned two posts a month, because I didn’t want to put so much pressure on myself like I had done in the past.
- Find a Gym
I did not achieve this. Not even close. I barely even tried to achieve it. Why? Here’s my list of bad excuses: money, lack of routine, lack of commitment.
- Donate Blood
I tried, again. I really did. The booking was made, I went in, my veins looked good. However, the were unsure if it was best for me to donate at 7am. Quick backstory: I fainted after the first time I gave blood at 16, and they’ve been hesitant since. I WILL GIVE BLOOD THIS YEAR. They’ve advised to try for an afternoon or evening appointment after a big meal and lots of water.
Other wins for January:
- I’ve 95% completed a banking restructure that I will share with the blog after I’ve trialed it over a few months.
- I’ve made an effort to eat better by cooking at home and eating less takeaway (and as a result, I’ve started to lose weight).
THE MINOR FIVE (FEBRUARY):
- Walk 200,000 steps for the month.
- Buy Thailand flights, travel insurance and make another payment.
- Donate Blood (told you I’m not giving up).
- Find a Gym (also is something I want to achieve)
- Mediate 1x a week.
How has the start of the new year treated you? Are you working towards the year you wanted for 2020? I would love to hear from you!
Baby Sloth xx