I am not really one for making goals. I am more of a ‘lets take each day as it comes and see what happens’ kind of person. However I think that can be a bit of a downfall, with no specific goals it can be easy to end up feeling a bit lost and uncertain of which direction you are heading.
The problem though is that if you make very specific goals and then don’t meet them you can potentially end up feeling like a failure. So I am keeping my goals a bit more general.
I have always battled with my faith and my goal for this year is to continue to work on strengthening it. I was going to Quran classes to correct my tajweed but for various reasons I stopped them. My goal now is to get back to some classes and continue to study the Quran and try to feel it from my heart….rather than just see it as something I have to do.
Self Care and Fitness
I am the worst person to look after myself. I end up putting everyone else before me and it has got to that stage where it is affecting me mentally. I feel like I put everyone else first and no-one truly cares about me and how I am feeling. So this is the year to be slightly selfish, to put myself first and make myself happy again.
My health has also taken a bit of a battering recently, and I have been eating unhealthy again. So the goal is to get back to healthy eating and get back to exercising regularly. This is vital as I know my diabetes management has deteriorated and I really do not want to end up on medication.
Confidence in Myself
Contrary to how it comes across I am not overly confident. I have said no to a few opportunities that have come my way due to a lack of self belief and now I am kicking myself as to why I said no. So the goal is that 2020 is the year I won’t say NO and I will BELIEVE in myself.
Family and Travel
We love getting out and about and the goal is to continue exploring the UK and beyond. I want my girls to experience the world in a way I wasn’t able to as a child and show them how others live and their cultures. Previously we have managed to go to Wales, Edinburgh and Isle of Wight within the UK and to Dubai and Turkey abroad. Let’s see where this year takes us! At the moment my sights are set on Germany to go see a cousin and also to explore Cornwall.
I have now been a stay at home mum for 7 years. And frankly I have had enough. I want to get out and work again as I am honestly beginning to feel as though I am totally losing myself and my brain is turning to mush. I worked with the Citizens Advice Bureau for 9 years, and I miss that feeling of helping someone, that rush you get when you win an appeal and help improve someones life. I am restricted as to what work I can do as trying to find part time that doesn’t interfere with the girls after school activities..but this year I will get serious about looking for work. I feel like I am stuck in a rut and I need to get out of it.
What are you goals for 2020? Do share them in the comments. And why not see what goals some fellow bloggers have set for themselves?
For work there are a lot of work from home jobs that could help in sha Allah!
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Yes looking into it..will see what I can find
Loved this Fozia – I also need to work on my faith too and more daily reading of the Quran . Cornwall is fantastic btw . Lots to explore ..xxx
Really want to go…will see!
I’m with you on the work one, only been 2 years for me but I feel I’ve lost myself a bit in being a stay-at-home mum. Would love to do some travelling too, but that’s not happening unless I find a job and earn lol!
Hope you get to achieve everything you want this year, In sha Allah! x
Yes thats our problem too…finances. So will see if we actually get to travel
Loved reading this. Somehow I relate so much with your goals. I am also working on my confidence this year. It is so hard to say Yes when all I want to say is No. 🙂 I feel like I can have so many excuses for saying no… but then when I say yes, I want to hide somewhere! Lots of luck to you Fozia. Be strong girl, you’re awesome! <3
Yes it definitely is hard to say no!
I get you Foz.
It’s good to think about what matters to us. And what we can put in place to have a better life.
Self Care, Confidence, this is talking to me a lot.
As well as better communication for me, at home, with Mister Pop.
As for work, I am on for a new opportunity and this is a big change.
And keep writing as well, not to get approval, but because it means so much to me.
Have a great great year!
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All the best for 2020 to you and Mister Pop! xx
Great goals Fozia! For me, it’s working on my mental health as that affects everything else, so In Shaa Allah that’s the big goal this year as well as fitness and faith.
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Good luck with your goals! Mental health is so important
Very general yet quite specific and great goals. I agree with your confidence goal; I tend to miss out on many opportunities due to my lack of self-belief and I beat myself up afterwards.
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Yes can relate to the beating yourself up afterwards!