Goals and Mantras for January 2020

It’s the first Monday of the month and the New Year and that means it’s time to share goals and mantras for the month! I’m also going to reveal my word of the year. It is all happening today! Let’s go ahead and get started. First up, let’s look at my December goals and how I did.

December Goals

Read one book – Yes! I read a series of short Christmas stories called My True Love Gave to Me. One perk of the flu I guess, I had a ton of time for reading that week I was home.

Buy and wrap presents for everyone – Yes. Thank God for online shopping.

Mail Christmas cards – Yes. I got them sent out in small chunks throughout the month but at least I got it done.

Bake Christmas cookies – I will say yes, I only had a chance to make gingersnaps, but I figure that’s better than none at all.

Try to get some steps back in for 99 Walks – Nope. Between my flu and Ollie’s flu and the holidays and our trip there was just no time.

Get ready to go to St. Louis for a few days at the end of the month – If by get ready you mean scrambling to pack on Christmas Day night, then sure, we were ready. Ha!

Overall, I’m impressed with how well I did on my goals with all the sickness and what not! Now I’m ready to take on January.

January Goals

Clean out linen closet

Go on a date night with Nate

Get steps in for 99 Walks

Read 2 books

Make appointments for Ollie’s physical and for my own physical

Sell 3 items on Poshmark

These seem like pretty do-able goals. I’m trying to not overwhelm myself each month this year and I think I’ll set myself up for a little more success.

My mantras for the month are going to be based on the word I’ve chosen for this year. In the past my words have been things like purpose, embrace, nourish and shine. This year I’ve decided I need focus a bit more on myself again. The word I’ve chosen is Joy. It’s not so much about spreading joy to others, but figuring out what brings me joy and cutting out the things that don’t. I’ve been joking about this being my selfish “me” year, but I need it. I need to put myself first for a bit and figure out my joy and happiness and then I can spread that joy to others. So, I’m Marie Kondo-ing the shit out of my life this year and finding my joy.

I am already feeling pretty darn good that it’s going to be a good month and a good year. Hold on tight, let’s take this 2020 thing for a ride. If you have a post about goals, link up with us in The Peaceful Posse below!

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5 thoughts on “Goals and Mantras for January 2020

  1. I think you did an awesome job on you Dec goals, especially with being sick and the holidays and traveling. Good luck with your January goals and just 2020 in general. I love your word of the year, and I think it’s A-Okay to be selfish sometimes. You have to take care for yourself first and foremost.


  2. Yay, I love your word, and not just because I chose that word last year. I really do think it’s something that was so positive to focus on, and I hope your 2020 is full of joy! I think those are great goals too. We’re also hoping to get a date night in this month.

  3. Great job on your goals for last month, even as you were sick. The flu knocked me out for a while, but it was good to get some guilt-free reading time in. Also, you just reminded me that I need to work on cleaning out my own linen closet, so thanks! 🙂

  4. Joy is an amazing word of the year! I know you will find more joy in your life!
    I enjoyed the short stories in that book. They were all good!
    Obtainable goals are the way to go and you definitely have them! ‘

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