What I’m Doing Differently in 2020


When 2020 began, I had no idea what my goals, hopes, and dreams were for a new year, a new decade even. To be honest, I’m still adding to my 2020 goals every single day, and that’s more than alright, in my book. Instead of sharing my person goals for 2020, I wanted to do something a little different. After reflecting on 2019, and years past, I wanted to make big changes in my life. Sure, I have my tradition goals, but today I’m sharing the big things I will do differently in 2020. So much has changed in the past few months, and I am so excited to give you all a life update soon, but for now, read on to find out all the things I am aiming to do differently this year.

Learn to Relax…

I have made a big realization lately, and I have one big, very unhealthy habit: I don’t know how to relax. It might sound a bit odd, but hear me out. I don’t know if this is because I’m an Aries girl, or what, but something has got to give. I’m the type of person who I need to plan my day, needs to wake up extra early on my days off, and I always have to be doing something. I absolutely hate unproductive days, there’s nothing more I can’t stand. Just recently, I’ve realized I have no idea how to truly “relax” and that’s something I’m determined to change in 2020…. Whether this means taking the day to literally do nothing, or simply let go, and let myself go with the flow more. This year, I am forcing myself to take the pressure off that I put on myself, and live a happier life all around.

Shoot my own photos…

I’m a huge extrovert, but when it comes to taking photos, I get super shy in front of the camera. For the past few years, I take a minimal amount of photos for my blog, as well as Instagram, and I’m ready to change that. Just recently I was talking to my blogging gal pals, when they told me to just spend the $8 and buy myself a remote for my Nikon, and…. the rest is history. So far, I’ve shot a few photos at home and I’m slowly coming out of my shell. This year, I’m ready to shoot more of my own photos at home, and become even more authentic, real, and raw with my content here on This Northern Native.



Journal/More Self Care…

Just recently I went to a local bookstore, and found myself the cutest rose gold/marble journal for 2020. I have yet to open it and journal, but today I’m ready to start writing for myself. I love creating stories, or writing blog posts, but I rarely write for myself more. It’s so powerful to write down your feeings, goals, thoughts, ect. This year, I want to get more in touch myself, and journal whenever possible. Idealy I would love to start journaling at night, but we’ll see what happens. The other thing I want to do more this year, is practice more self care. Whether that means just journaling, or taking time out do something that brings me joy.


Be less critical of myself…

My worst trait, in my eyes, is how critical I am of myself. In 2019 I realized I need to give myself grace more often, and just live my life. I find it easier to dwell on my short comings, or the things I haven’t accomplished yet, instead of celebrating just how far I’ve come. In my short 26 years of life, I’ve accomplished a great deal, and while there is so much I want to do with my life, it’s just easier some days to be critical of myself. In 2020, I want to give myself grace when needed, celebrate my acccomplishments, and work towards accomplishing my goals, so I can be even more proud of myself.


What are you going to do differently in 2020? Share with me in the comments below!

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  1. Great content! Super high-quality! Keep it up! 🙂

Hey friend–I’m Laura, the Writer behind This Northern Native

Hey friend–I’m Laura, the Writer behind This Northern Native

A lifestyle + wellness blog, This Northern Native is a place to come for major realness. I deliver raw, honest content created for those who value becoming the happiest & healthiest versions of themselves possible, and share a love for New England living.