Setting Your 2020 Goals

Whether you’re a fan of New Year’s resolutions or not, setting goals for the year can only help you. Personally, I like to set yearly, monthly and weekly goals. I encourage you to do this too. It helps you be more mindful, keeps you accountable, and allows you to see progress.

2020 is not just another year but it is the start of a new decade!

Whether you’re a fan of New Year’s resolutions or not, setting goals for the year can only help you. Personally, I like to set yearly, monthly and weekly goals. I encourage you to do this too. It helps you be more mindful, keeps you accountable, and allows you to see progress.

Here is a process you can use to set your goals for 2020.

Reflect on 2019

The best way to get started on planning your 2020 goals is to reflect on 2019. What were your biggest accomplishments? What were your biggest lessons? Who made the biggest impact in your life? How did you help others? Which days stood out the most? Is there anything you would have done differently? Etc?

Imagine your 2020 self

Next is to think about who you want to be at the end of 2020. Imagine your best self a year from now. What is he/she like? What is their daily routine? What do they prioritize? Who is in their life? What accomplishments have they made? Etc?

Write down your goals

Now that you’ve thought about your 2020 self, pick out all the things that stand out and turn them into goals. For example, if your 2020 self drinks water every day but you currently only drink soda, make your goal “drink water every day”. Or if your 2020 self makes an extra $12,000 a year, your goal could be “increase my monthly income by $1,000.” So think through your 2020 self and write down all of your goals.

Pick your top 3-5 goals

From that list of goals, pick 3-5 that would make the biggest difference in your life if you were to achieve them. Write them down on a piece of paper and hang it somewhere you will see it every day.

Schedule check-ins throughout the year

What good is a goal if you never review your progress? Schedule monthly check-ins with yourself to review your goals and keep yourself accountable. This also gives you an opportunity to adjust your goals throughout the year, if needed.

Now that you’ve gotten your goals written down, you’re ready to take on 2020! I hope this year will the best one yet for you!

Apartment Cleaning Routine

After living on my own for about three years, I’ve finally developed a simple and effective cleaning routine! I like having a schedule for my cleaning because I know I’m not forgetting anything and my apartment is always clean. Here’s how my routine works:

When I first moved out on my own, cleaning wasn’t my biggest priority. Obviously, I tried to keep things organized and I would clean if things got “dirty.” This method worked for a little while but not in the long run. I never thought of cleaning the inside of the microwave, regularly checking for expired food, dusting, etc. I needed a better way to manage all of these chores.

After living on my own for about three years, I’ve finally developed a simple and effective cleaning routine! I like having a schedule for my cleaning because I know I’m not forgetting anything and my apartment is always clean. Here’s how my routine works:

DAILY: I start off each day by making my bed- this is huge because when I get home at night, I love to be able to hop into a nicely made bed. After that, I’ll put away any clean dishes from the dishwasher and tidy up the apartment, if needed. In the evening, I wash the pots and pans, load the dishwasher, and wipe down the kitchen counters.

WEEKLY: I typically do my weekly cleaning on Friday or Saturday. I start with the laundry because that tends to take the most amount of time. While that is going, I wipe down all the kitchen surfaces- counters, microwave, sink, fridge, etc. I throw out any expired food and tie up the trash. If the laundry is finished, I start the next load. Then, I vacuum and mop all the floors. Once that’s done, I clean all the bathroom surfaces- sink, counter, mirror, shower, & toilet. By this time, I’ll likely start another load of laundry and finish by dusting.

I prefer to do this all in one day rather than throughout the week. Usually by Friday or Saturday, I just want a day at home anyways so I like to take the day to rest and clean up the apartment (usually binge watching shows while I do it). However, you could most definitely split these tasks up throughout the week if that’s more your style.

MONTHLY: These are the things that most people forget about or put off doing. And honestly, if you forget to clean the baseboards and vents one month I doubt anyone would notice. BUT, if you don’t clean them for six months, it will likely be much more noticeable. With that in mind, I wanted to include these odd-ball cleaning tasks so that they don’t get forgotten about. The most important one is deep-cleaning the shower (with bleach people!). It’s also important to clean your oven, vacuum underneath the couch, organize that area you’ve been putting off (i.e. your messy closet or cluttered pantry), and dust the baseboards and vents.

Since implementing this cleaning routine, my apartment has been consistently clean and organized like never before. I love coming home to a spotless place where I can relax and unwind after a busy day. I encourage you to either try my cleaning routine or create your own because the results have been amazing!

Below are links to some of my favorite cleaning products:

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I decided to start this blog to share my tips and tricks on life, specifically when it comes to health and productivity. Anyone who knows me, knows that I love to work on…

“The difference between who you are and who you want to be is what you do.”

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My name is Kelly Andreason. I am a 20 year girl from the tiny state of Delaware! Currently, I am a junior studying Entrepreneurship at the University of Delaware. I got married to my amazing husband Steven the summer after my sophomore year of college- yes I planned a wedding while studying for finals. And we recently adopted a fur baby named Rosie!

I love to keep busy and I’m always looking to learn new things. My hobbies include: listening to motivational podcasts, taking walks with the pup, trying out new recipes, visiting coffee shops, spending too much money at Homegoods, and sleeping more than the average human being.

I decided to start this blog to share my tips and tricks on life, specifically when it comes to health and productivity. Anyone who knows me, knows that I love to work on my health and grind toward my goals. Whether it’s trying a new gym workout our planning out my upcoming week, I’m all about it!

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Kelly