How Can You Make 2020 Your Best Year Yet?2020 is the year for you to change your life for the better.
As we count down the days to 2020, we look back at the many ways we spent 2019: overcoming hardships, relishing triumphs, and making treasured connections along the way. We also reminisce cherished moments with family and friends.
If there were things that we didn’t quite get to tick off our bucket lists—like getting fit, eating healthy or helping others—it’s important to have that healthy optimism going into the next year.
We’ve listed some ideas for ways to make this fresh start to the new decade, your best year yet! Check them out, give them a try, and see what this new year has in store for you.
How Can You Make 2020 Your Best Year Yet?
1. Set goals and reach them.
To make 2020 a great year, you'll want to set goals so that you can live life to the fullest and reach your dreams. Those who set goals are much more likely to be successful than those who do not.
**To reach your goals in 2020, you'll want to:
- Review the goals you set for the previous year and think about how you achieved them or why you weren’t able to.
- Make sure your goal is SMART.
- Write down your goals and objectives for 2020.
- Create a plan to reach your life goals.
- Break your goal apart into smaller goals.
- Keep track of your goal setting progress and make changes (if needed).
- Find small ways to stick to your goal.
- Find ways to motivate yourself when setting goals.
- Make reaching your goal a friendly competition.
2. Practice Gratitude
Wherever you find yourself in five years, you'll be a happier person if you learn to be thankful for whatever you have.
The next time something negative is bringing you down, I suggest you try to remember all of the good things that you already have in your life. You already live a great life, and to live life to the fullest, you just need to remember that.
This is the power of positive thinking at its best.
You can be thankful for your family, friends, your job, a past experience, opportunities, and more.
Thinking about everything you are thankful for can make something negative seem very trivial. You may even laugh at yourself for being so negative!
3. Break A Sweat
There’s no ideal time to break a sweat, but staying active for 30 minutes per day is enough to move you toward your 2020 fitness goals. Not all exercise has to be strenuous either—consider morning stretches, gentle yin yoga, or a brisk walk during your lunch break.
How to start working out (if you basically haven’t moved since halloween)
4. Be More Flexible
We've heard it a million times: The only constant is change. That means the most important skill is the ability to embrace change and adapt.
5. Be Resilient
Learn now to finish what you start. Develop the discipline to stick with what you're doing, even when the excitement and novelty have worn off, even when it's no longer fun.
6. Have Confidence
If you have tendencies toward people-pleasing and a need for approval, start now to replace them with confidence. Belief in yourself is a valuable asset to carry into the future.
((And, don’t be afraid of what other people think.))
If you want to live life to the fullest and on your own terms, then stop caring what other people think of you and your life.
You shouldn’t let the opinions of others affect you, drag you down, control you, and so on. Like I always say, “Who cares what others think!?”
The only person who should get to tell you what kind of life to live is you.
7. Be More Positive
Invest in the future with a spirit of making every day a great day. Don't give toxic people or negativity the slightest foothold, and commit to staying positive through good times and bad.
8. Make Sense of Your Space
Cleaning up your physical space both at work and at home does wonders for your headspace. If the idea of a thorough deep clean sends you into a clutter-induced panic, tackle each organizing task in 20-minute increments. Simply set a timer on your phone, plug into your favorite podcast and start organizing. Do this a couple of times over the course of a few days, and you’ll create a tidy space even Marie Kondo would approve of.
Make sense of your space
*7 Ways To Make Your Home Feel Cleaner Than It Is
9. Continue To Make Choices
If you're at a point in life where it's a temptation to switch to autopilot, keep yourself making intentional choices every day based on your life plan and long-term goals. Don't allow your life to become a clumsy series of unplanned events and outcomes.
10. Create a budget.
Budgets can help you take control of your finances, big time. That can help you reduce stress, allow you to reach your dreams, and start to live life to the fullest.
However, not many people have a budget. Actually, only around 68% of households in the U.S. do not prepare a budget.
This is sad because the average family carries a lot of financial stress. Most people have student loans, credit card debt, a mortgage, car loans, and possibly other forms of debt.
*5 Simple steps for creating a budget: https://www....ssful-budget/
Learn now how to slow down your internal pace. It will be a vital skill in a world where things move even faster than they do now.
*Meditation for beginners: https://zenh...tation-guide/
12. Read More
Avid readers have a wealth of knowledge and experiences. It's easy to let the reading habit fall off when life gets busy, but you owe it to your future to make the time.
*6 Ways to read more this year: https://hbr....oks-this-year
We're here to help you spend more time with loved ones, try new things, and relax more as you get in touch with yourself and your inner-artist (which we all have in some fore or another)...
*A common resolution is to ‘Try new things’, which is why a painting class at Pinots Palette is an excellent idea! Come in for a step-by-step painting class where we’ll show you how to create a masterpiece in just 2-3 hours!
*Another excellent resolution is to ‘Stress less’ (Or ‘relax more’)… We can help you with that, too! Did you know that painting and other creative activities have been scientifically-proven to reduce stress?
It’s something that you tend to get lost in; It's like meditation: very peaceful, very serene, and a kind of psychotherapy. Your right brain is at work which is non-judgmental, which allows you to forget all the worries you have for that period of time.
*Lastly, if spending more time with loved ones is high on your resolution list, as it is with many people, share in the experience of making art, drinking wine, and having a lot of fun together. Our gift certificates make a wonderful presents for friends and family this holiday season. Give them out to some of the people on your list and attend a class with them! The gift of an experience is always a fantastic idea, and when you’re spending time with them during the class, it’s even better. A parent or grandparent would love to get a gift like a painting and wine class, because then they’re able to try something new, while bonding with the ones they love most!
Keep Pinot’s Palette in mind for all of your needs this season!