My Personal New Years Resolutions 2020

New Years Resolutions

I’m a little late to the game as we’re halfway through January, but I would like to share my new years resolutions with you as my first blog of the year!

1. Read 45 books (I normally aim for 50, but have fallen short in the last few years, so decided to go for a slightly more reasonable one this year!

2. Meditate for 5 mins 5 times a week (I’ve tried meditation in the past and found it useful, but never managed to do it consistently)

3. Do Couch to 5K from February (I’ll be starting with three 30 minute walks per week in January and moving on from there!)

5. Master IBS (routine, diet, exercise, medication) (This is something I want to document. I had a tough time at the end of last year with my IBS and want to get to the bottom of it)

6. Finish crochet blanket (I started a crochet blanket two years ago for my and my husband’s double bed and it’s still not finished).

7. Make better snack choices (fruit, seeds, dried fruit, hummus, olives) (I generally just want to eat a bit healthier. I don’t want to cut things out completely, just make wiser choices).

8. Get my guinea pigs out 5 times a week (I have four sweet little piggies and want to give them the best life!)

9. Get new GP hutch and two new piggies – DONE (I actually completed this at the end of 2019! I think we still want a little boy for our herd)

10. Spend more time on hobbies (theatre, choir, crochet, piano, drawing, reading etc.) – 1 hour a week

11. Create personal blog and write 12 blogposts – 1 per month (That’s where this tumblr page comes in! Hold me accountable!)


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Verity Roat BA CANTAB MA TRANSLATION CIOL Career Associate is a UK-based Arabic and French > English translator, Copy-writer, Copy-editor, Transcriber, Role-player & Tutor.

2 thoughts on “My Personal New Years Resolutions 2020

  1. Hi Verity,

    It sounds as if you have made some great resolutions.

    This year I decided to do Gretchen Reuben’s Happiness Project. This involves choosing a category for each month, such as home, love or work and picking 4 or 5 resolutions for each month. They can be one off tasks or ongoing changes.

    I have also chosen a “word of the year” which will guide me through the year. The word I chose was “mindful”.

    The last thing I chose to do was make a 20 for 2020 list with things I would like to complete within the year. These can be linked to your resolutions or entirely separate.

    I feel like this is a more manageable way and you can change things as you go if somethings not working out. It certainly beats trying to start everything on Jan 1st.

    I’m writing about my journey on my blog if you are interested in reading!

    Good luck on your journey.


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