2020 intentions

Hello and happy new year, everyone! I hope you’ve all settled into 2020 nicely, especially considering… February’s almost over already. Recently I’ve been a bit slow at getting my blogging act together, but what else is new? Besides, everyone knows that February is when the year really starts.

At least for me, January has always felt like a write-off month. Most people are still on holidays, and it’s hard to shake off that sleepy feeling in the afterglow of Christmas and the new year. I personally didn’t travel anywhere over the break, but I did enjoy the chance to do things at my own pace. I spent a lot of time hanging out with family, and finally managed to squeeze in a beach trip before summer ends. But now that I’ve been back at work for a few weeks, you guessed it — I’m finally refreshed, and ready to get back into the swing of things.

This time of year is also when I’d usually throw together a New Year’s resolutions post. I’ve done so for years now, but in 2020 I thought I’d try something new — that is, I want to try staying quiet, and keeping my resolutions to myself.

Recently I read an interesting article, which said that publicly sharing your goals makes you less likely to achieve them. And honestly, it blew my mind. This entire time, I may have been sabotaging myself by announcing my goals to the entire world! Apparently, the pride you feel when sharing your goals with others is enough to make you feel like you’ve achieved them, even if you haven’t actually done anything. And now that I think about it, I’ve hardly ticked off any of the resolutions I’ve set for myself in previous blog posts.

So while I do have some goals in mind, for now I’m keeping them to myself. And if all goes well, you’ll see the results by the end of the year. Let me know, are you a fan of keeping your goals to yourself? Or do you think sharing them keeps you accountable? I’d love to know your thoughts!