Set 2019 Goals for Success in 2020

This page may contain affiliate links. This means that if you click on a link and make a purchase then I will receive a small commission. You can see my full disclosure here.

2019 isn’t over. Don’t give up on it yet. You still have time to make progress on all those 2019 goals you set in January (or anytime since then).

How to set yourself up for success in 2020 by setting good goals to finish off 2019! #goalsetting #setgoals #2020goals #2019goals #goalgetter

But even better than that, there is no better time to start moving on all those things that you want to accomplish in 2020.

I’m already full swing into planning my 2020 goals. I can’t help it. I love looking forward at all the things I want to get done next year. And when we do that, sometimes we forget that we still have a lot of time left in this year!

So instead of just planning for 2020, this is the perfect time to figure out what goals you can plan for the rest of 2019 to set yourself up for success on all (or at least some) of your 2020 goals.

Things you can do now to help yourself later

Habits & Routine Goals

Oh, I get it. I am soooo good at telling myself all the habits and routines that I will master on Jan. 1.

But does it ever work? Nope.

So start now. You know what those things are. You don’t need to wait until January to start them. You’ll be much better off, and ahead of the game, if you start working on them now. Give yourself some momentum as you go into the new year.

And give yourself some slack. It’s about progress, not perfection. If you drink all your water 8 days this month (rather than not even tracking it last month), then that is a total win! You get credit for progress. The point is to keep trying.

Home Project Goals

I’m mostly thinking of cleaning and decluttering (because that’s what I need to work on), but this can apply to any projects that you want to do around the house.

Plan them out.

If it is an extensive project, start planning now. Research costs and materials. What will you hire out and what will you do yourself? Even if you want to wait to take action until after the Holidays, there is still plenty you can do so you are more prepared to move forward once you get to that point where you can.

Start now.

That’s going to be a popular phrase in this post.

So for all those decluttering and cleaning goals you have, start now.

Want a super clean house with a daily/weekly schedule in place? Start now. Either do some deep cleaning to get your home into a place where you can easily maintain your progress, or like with habits, start on the smaller tasks that you want to do on a regular basis (dishes, laundry, etc.).

If it’s decluttering that you want to work on, give yourself some easy wins. I like to start with clothes and books, simply because they are finite. Its easier than trying to go through all the office supplies and finding them in every room, every drawer, and probably multiple boxes in the attic/basement/garage…

Another easy win could be trouble spots. You know those areas where clutter just gathers. Junk drawers, paper piles on the kitchen counter, or bedside tables. Pick a few of these places and get rid of the unnecessary, and organize if still needed. Try to determine why that is a trouble area and what can be done to prevent it from happening again in the future.

Finance Goals

For New Year’s goals based on your finances, now is seriously a better time to start. If nothing else, figuring out where you stand with your finances can help you be ahead of the game come January. And if you need some guidance on how to do this, check out my post about the first things you should do when trying to get your finances in order.

Relationship Goals

Do you have relationship based goals? Maybe you want to start sending birthday and anniversary cards out to family and friends next year. So something you can do to give yourself the momentum to follow through is to start collecting addresses and dates now.

Designate a specific place to keep all the contact info you collect (an address book or even just a blank notebook will work), and just start adding in the information.

If you want to take it a step further, you can actually purchase a bulk card pack now, and start writing/signing and labeling cards now. You can even purchase the stamps now and keep them with the cards so that you have them right there when you are ready to send the card.

*Pro tip: Don’t actually put the address on the envelope yet, just in case someone moves before you would send out the card. But you can put their name on it.

This is also helpful because then you will already have the list when you want to send out holiday cards. And sending holiday cards is a perfect way to jump start those relationship-building feelings.

Health Goals

There is no better goal to start now with than with your health!

Start meal planning for cooking healthy meals at home, light exercising, drinking enough water, or cutting out whatever you know is bad for you. If you start now, and allow yourself some grace for it being the Holidays (just don’t give up, and then just get back on the wagon after “sampling” all those Christmas cookies), you will still be better off in January. And then it might even last into February. #goals

I’ve started walking at night with my Dad and I love it! We get to enjoy the cooler air that we are so grateful for after a Southern California summer. Plus it gives us time together and we can talk and just enjoy each other’s company. Oh, and it is good for us.

Need more guidance?

And since we all know I’m a sucker for a good planner, here are some of my favorite goal setting planners to help you take action on all those things you want to do.

Stay on the lookout; I have full reviews and comparisons coming of all the goal planners for 2020.

What changes are you going to make now?

Now I know you’ve got more ideas than this! Let me know in the comments what you are going to do to get a head start on your 2020 goals and build up that momentum for the new year!!

My Something Beautiful Life

You may also like

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *