A List Of 20 Goal Ideas For 2020 (Updated)

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A List Of 20 Goal Ideas For 2020. Trying to figure out your personal life goals? Create a list of meaningful goals that inspire you this year to create daily, weekly and monthly habits for your best life with these simple goal ideas. #goals #goalsetting #newyear #newyearsresolutions #life

Coming up with goal ideas for your future can be daunting and confusing. We make such BIG expectations for ourselves and think “I can achieve that in 12 months”. But by the time we hit Feb, we’re already overwhelmed with all we have to do to achieve that goal. If you’re looking for examples of life goals and can’t seem to figure out what future goals you’re aiming for, then this list of goal ideas is for you!

This list of 20 goal ideas are small & simple. The reason for this is we usually underestimate the power of small changes and how much they can change our lives!


20 Goal Ideas For 2019



Choose 1 positive mantra to practice everyday


A simple goal is to choose a mantra to practice everyday!


One I’ve found useful is for the gym. When we work out and don’t see results initially, it can be demotivating. Lately I’ve been practicing telling myself that fitness is a journey. It’s not something that happens overnight. I remind myself to be patient and appreciative of myself and my body. As corny as it sounds – I tell myself that fitness is a journey not a destination. And this works for me!


What are you tough on yourself about? See how you can change how you speak to yourself. Is there a mantra you can apply to help motivate you and show yourself some compassion in 2018?


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Create a grateful list


A grateful list is an easy thing to commit to every day! A useful idea is to create a reminder alarm on your phone.


You can either buy a journal (kikki.K have some great ones), use a worksheet or just practice on in your head everyday! My best advice is to try it in the car on your way to or from work. It’s a good use if you have a big commute.



Buy a water bottle to take around every day


Yes!! An easy but super helpful one to have on the list of goals to set for yourself is to buy a water bottle to up your water intake!


Some benefits of drinking more water include:


  • Helps your brain & body function body – “Mild dehydration (fluid loss of 1-3%) can impair energy levels and mood, and lead to major reductions in memory and brain performance.” 1
  • Helps stop & prevent headaches 2
  • Helps relieve you when you can’t poop! 3
  • Helps you loose more weight! “2 liters of water every day can increase your total energy expenditure by up to 96 calories per day.” 4



Choose 1 productivity habit to master in 2018


Staying productive & avoiding procrastination is something we’d all like to master! But the best way to master something is to break it up into chunks. Small, achievable bites that we can learn to do day by day.


For example, 3 productivity habits that can completely change your life in a matter of minutes are:


  • Taking a breather (1-2 minutes) in between tasks and practicing a small release meditation. This is to help you transition into the next task with more clarity & focus.
  • Using a timer and having a break every 50 minutes at work. It’s important to get up, walk around, make a tea or head to the office kitchen for a quick chat to refresh yourself before getting back to it.
  • Choosing a question before you begin each new task. For example, going into something with the question “what do I want to achieve from this” helps you figure out what to focus on.

Instead of trying to do all the goal ideas at once, choose 1 productivity habit to master from the above list (or create your own one) and work from there.


Related content: The 6 Most Important Habits of Successful People – Habit #4 (Productivity)


Choose a new skill to learn


Is there a skill you’ve been wanting to learn? Maybe a new language is on the list of goals to set for yourself?


Nower days, the internet is FULL of free & paid courses where you can learn yourself some new tricks!


Two of my favourite places to start are:


They have so many courses to learn anything from marketing to how to paint! Whatever you’re feeling – try it! And there’s heaps of budget friendly (aka free courses) to choose from.


Relevant content: 3 Personal Development Programs That Can Change Your Life


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Choose a workout program for yourself


The good old “join a gym” always feels like a must on the future goals list. But I know if I walk into a gym & have no idea what I’m doing BEFORE I get there, there’s a good chance I’ll walk around aimlessly for 30 minutes before convincing myself it’s time to go.


Before joining a gym OR instead OF joining a gym, choose a workout program that works for you!


There’s no point choosing a 1 hour workout schedule when you know 30 minutes if the best you have to offer.


A few ideas for 30 minute programs to look at:



Commit to 10 minutes of reading a day


A lot of us feel there isn’t enough time in a day to get everything done AND read.


So be realistic when it comes to goal ideas and choose to simply. Commit to 10 minutes! That’s it. 10 minutes in the morning to read 1 book that you’ve always wanted to read.


Related content: 3 Books To Help You Find The Work You Love



Commit to 10 minutes of meditation a day


Studies have shown that just 10 minutes of meditation a day helps to clear the brain, aid anxiety, reduce stress AND fight off nasty diseases. 5.


At the end of the day, meditation is about what’s right for you. 10 minutes a day is achievable. Or if it sounds like too much start with 5 and work your way up.


To find some great apps to help you get started: Best Guided Meditation Apps To Keep You Meditating!



Commit to a weekly life review


In High Performance Habits by Brendon Burchard, he says one of the most important productivity habits to help find work life balance is a weekly review.


When we actively focus on ALL the areas of our life and make time to think of where we feel out of balance, we immediately feel more “control” 34.


This exercise also doubles as a great way to maintain clarity in your life (the first of the 6 high performance habits Brendons found in his years of study).


A great resource to start this habit is Tony Robbins Wheel of Life assessment. It’ s an online questionnaire to see where you are in each part of your life. It literally takes 10 minutes!!



Buy a journal and commit to 5 minutes a day of writing


There are so many benefits to having journalling! It helps with mindfulness, your emotional IQ, achieving your goals, memory, & self discipline 6.


Sometimes journalling on an empty page can be intimidating. A great way to start is to find a journal with prompts. The 5 Minute Journal is a great example. It gives you daily questions to answer. They have an app version too if that’s more your thing!


kikki.K have some specific journals (like a mindfulness journal, goal journal, gratefulness journal) worth checking out if you’re a paper and pen kinda gal’.


Related content: 10 Amazing Journal & Planner Picks To Get Your Sh*t Together



Create a priming routine to practice every morning or night


A priming routine is a mini routine you do to “prime” or prepare yourself for the day. It’s all about creating the emotion & energy to get the best out of your day. Not to mention helping to motivate you and become more inspired.


The best example is by Tony Robbins – the master of priming!!


You can find his priming routine here and it’s a FREE download (win!!). Great for the car!



Commit to weekly “you” time


Yes! One of my fav goal ideas. Schedule “you” time in & commit to it. Add it to your list of goals to set for yourself and don’t move it for ANYTHING! It’s time in your day to take care of yourself & do you. Whatever that means.


Walk it out. Read. Make it a wine time outside. This is about giving yourself time be yourself.



Choose a charity to donate to monthly, weekly or annually


According to studies, donating helps make you happier and bring more meaning to your life 7.


So make a goal to choose a charity to donate to monthly, weekly & annually (and don’t forget to see if it’s tax deductible!!).


The Life You Can Save website helps you find a charity. You can choose one that’s tax deductible and that’s also for a cause that you can feel strongly about!


Choose 1 course from Udemy to complete


Udemy – a personal development DREAM! Want to become a YouTuber, Instagrammer, blogger or Yogi? BAM! Udemy is the place to start.


It has SO many courses!! And they have specials all the time where courses are only $10.


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They’re online & self paced.


It there’a a skill you want to learn or a side hobby you want to start – Udemy will definitely have something to get you going.



Create a list of books to finish in 2018


How tempting is it when you come across a new book, to throw the one you’re currently reading out the window!


Half the time it’s just so we don’t forget to read the new book we’ve just found.


Life goal list ideas don’t just have to be related to travel or work. It can be something simple like a book list. So act like Santa’s coming and MAKE A LIST!


I personally keep one on Good Reads & I love it! It keeps track of how much I’ve read for the year, and I can keep adding to my list every time I find a new book.


Try making a list of all the titles you want to get through in 2018 and commit to finishing them!


Related content: 16 Non FictionBooks To Add To Your Reading List For 2018



Create a goal for a new routine for your relationships (i.e. date night)


When we think of goals, we usually think of ourselves.


But a great way to commit to a fresh new start for 2018 is to create some #couplegoals (yes, we all know this hashtag!).


So why not add to the list of goals to set for yourself, a dinner or move night once a week? My boyfriend and I made a goal NOT to have a phones with us during quality time. To make sure we were actually spending time with eachother and Insta wasn’t in the way (3 really is a crowd!).


Speak to your partner and see what ideas you can come up with to work on your relationship!


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Look at one big struggle you currently have and commit to 1 way to resolve it (i.e. if you have debt, create a schedule to commit x amount of dollars per week)


The most valuable thing I’ve learnt in 2018 is how to break down massive future goals. Chunk them down so we feel LESS overwhelmed & more motivated to take action.


So if you’re in debt, want to lose weight, or create a healthier lifestyle, break it into a smaller goal.


A lot of us start our goal ideas list with I want to do lose weight or I want to have more energy. While that’s noble of us, it’s also lacking any sort of depth. We don’t have a number or time frame to work with! And that’s important in setting goals and sticking to them.


So what’s your big goal for 2018 and how can you break it down?


If you want a healthier lifestyle, maybe it’s committing to working out 1 day a week for a month – and then seeing where you’re at. OR eating 3 healthy meals for a month, and assessing how you’ve gone after a few weeks.


Reaching our goals takes time and is a constant journey. So break it down and make it actionable!! Tiny changes are the big changes really happen!


Related content: 2 Goal Setting Worksheets To Help Break Down Your Goals


Create a savings plan to commit to


I have to admit – I LOVE budgeting. Automating my money is my JAM! I live for it.


Every year, or any time I have a change in lifestyle, I literally budget down to a week (using this free tool). I download it as an excel spreadsheet and then adjust it when I need to.


It tells me how much I earn compared to how much I spend, save and invest every year. It’s amazing! Then when my pay comes in, I set up automations to put the right amount into the right accounts. I.e. I gave myself $100 a week to spend every week. So when my pay came through, $100 automatically went into my spending account.


So I don’t actually touch my pay, ever.


And when I have bills to pay, that comes out of my bills account. Where part of my pay automatically goes into every month.


Would a plan like this help you? Try the free tool and talk to your bank about automating your money. It’s a simple way to manage it, bit it works!



Choose 2 or 3 podcasts to listen to this year


When I started my 1 hour commute to work every day, I couldn’t get over how much time I spent in the car! By the time I got home I was too exhausted to do anything.


So I started listening to podcasts in the car to work.


I felt like I’d gotten me time in to learn. Listening and learning in the car is also great because when you get home to your partner or family you feel more present. You’ve had that you time and feel a more relaxed!


Some podcasts that are trending right now in personal development are:



Buy an audible membership


We all know when we chuck dollars at something, we’re a lil’ more motivated to use it!


Try investing in yourself with an Audible Membership.


It comes with 1 free audio book a month – which could tie in with a simple goal like listening to one audio book in the car.


Some great books to start with are:




This ends the 20 goal ideas for 2018! The most important thing to remember in creating a list of goals to set for yourself is is to keep it small & simple! I hope these examples of life goals has helped!!

A List Of 20 Goal Ideas For 2020. Trying to figure out your personal life goals? Create a list of meaningful goals that inspire you this year to create daily, weekly and monthly habits for your best life with these simple goal ideas. #goals #goalsetting #newyearsresolutions #life




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