15 Small Goal Ideas for 2020

Everyone around me keeps talking about how 2020 is the start of a new decade. Here’s the thing though: I’m kind of sick of the “new year, new me” stuff. I like the idea behind it; working on new goals and bettering yourself is always a good thing to do. The problem lies in waiting on the new year to start working towards the things you want and need in your life. Despite the fact that I feel this way, I’ve been working on setting my own personal goals for the new year – both big and small – and I wanted to share 15 Small Goal Ideas for 2020 that you can incorporate into your daily life and onto your goals list.

15 Small Goal Ideas for 2020

Choose one positive mantra to practice every day.

This is one I want to adapt for myself, but I’m not quote sure how I want to do it. If I want to have a new mantra for each day or if I want to practice the same one and stick with it. Either way, mantras can be super powerful in succeeding towards your goals.

Create a gratuity list.

Often times when I find myself stuck in a rut, I tend to focus on the negative. Creating a list of gratitude can help to remind you what you are grateful for and why you should keep pushing forward.

Drink more water.

This is one I’ve already been working on now that I’m pregnant and there’s more than just me to worry about and care for. But staying hydrated is harder than it seems and I definitely have a long way to go! Don’t forget to drink up this year and get in those extra ounces of water.

Create a morning routine.

It does have to be perfect, it could be something like: wake up, make bed, shower, wash face and brush teeth, makeup, breakfast and vitamins. Just figure out what’s best for you and what you want to incorporate into your mornings and then try to stick to it.

Create a small list of books to actually finish in 2020.

Try to start with books you’ve already bought and haven’t read yet before you go buying books. Trust me, I love new books just as much as the next book worm – but this year for me is all about finishing what I’ve started. Read the books you already have before you spend more money adding to the list!

Create a savings plan.

Since my goal this year is to buy a house (crazy, I know), creating a savings plans is one of the firsts on my list and probably something I should have already started. But better late than never!!

Start a food or nutrient journal.

I actually started this one this week. Not because I want to track calories, but because I want to track the nutrients going into my body. Especially folate, calcium, and B vitamins – which are all essential for the health of me and my baby. I downloaded this app called Nutrients ($4.99) on my iphone and it helps manage all of it so I don’t have to. (Though we all know I’d prefer to write it by hand. I just don’t have the time to do all the nutrient searching and calculating.)

Working on my 2020 goals: writing them down, planning them out, and ready to take action! 🙌🏻💪🏻Have you started on yours yet?

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Try a new form of fitness.

This is another one I’ve already started for 2020! I just did my first Prenatal Yoga class over the weekend. Yoga is something that you either like or you don’t – but you don’t know if you do until you try! Go out there and try something new to stay active.

Accomplish a weekly or monthly challenge.

I always start one and somehow forget that I’m working on it. But one of my goals this year is to pick a challenge I truly want to accomplish and stay on top of reminding myself to do it.

Get up one hour earlier.

2019 brought me a glorious habit called “waking up early.” I hated it at first. But now I realize that it allows me to get more into my day. Try waking up an hour earlier and not snoozing your alarm. OR try waking up at dawn.

Take 10 minutes in each day to write or journal.

A lot of people I know always talk about how much journaling helps them in their day to day life. I haven’t been able to get into it – but I also don’t take enough time for myself. This is another thing I’d like to work on this year.

Try something you’ve never tried before.

A new food, a new church, a new hobby. Go rock climbing or apple picking. Take a class. Try something you’ve never done before and make a commitment to try one new thing each week or each month.

Learn to better communicate.

Whether it’s in a relationship, friendship, or just in your every day life, communication is so important to maintain a healthy connection to the people around you. Communication is something that I have always struggled with and continue to learn and revamp in my own life.

Attend Your Health Appointments

Going the Dr is actually scary to me. But I’m trying to make it a priority to get to all of my appointments this year. (Yes, even the pesky dentist visits.)

Make time for the people in your life who make life worth living.

2019 taught me how to wean out the people in my life who were just dragging me down and keeping me behind. 2020 is all about connecting with the people who are worth keeping around – and that means making time to have them in your daily, weekly, or monthly routines.


The thing about goals for me is that I feel like I need to constantly work towards them or I’ll fall – which isn’t entirely true. But I want to keep the mindset of constantly working towards myself and by doing that I know my goals will fall in line with it. Try these 3 Simple Strategies for Sticking to Your Goals this year.

Will you be incorporating any of these goals into your life? If so, which ones? If not, what is one goal you have for this year that you want to make sure you stick to? Let me know in the comments!

Oh! And welcome to 2020, I’m so glad you’ve made it and you’re here working on yourself.

Thanks for reading, xoxo

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