A new decade is here and with that comes along new year’s resolutions. Every year I set myself goals so high, in a strong faith this year’s gonna be different. A great example is my 2019 resolutions I shared last year in my 2o19 goals and dreams. Some I managed, some I did not. To avoid inevitable disappointment my 2020 goals are small.

My 2020 new year’s resolutions are seemingly easy manageable but are a real issue for me. Small, but significant.

This year I plan on cleaning the dishes in the sink the same day I put them in. I always store them in the sink for like 2-3 days, like there is someone else who is going to clean them out for me. Girl, you live alone. No one is coming. Stop kidding yourself.

The same goes for clothes. I have a special dumping spot on the floor next to the wall where all of my clothes go. The moment I come home I toss everything there, thinking I’ll clean it up in a minute. I just need to relax for a bit after a busy day at work. The next morning I’m pulling out my bra out of a clothes pile that clearly did not get cleaned. In 2020 I’ll work on folding my clothes nicely and putting them into the wardrobe.

In 2020 I wish to start using hangers more. I own a bunch of them but I fold clothes anyway.

This year I want to take out my recycled trash at least once a week. My problem is that I could store paper or plastic for recycling for months. My boxes literally overflowing with trash. There is no rush to take it out. Recycling bins are a few minute’s walk from my apartment so I tend to postpone it as much as possible. I have no idea why I do this to myself cuz again there is no one else that’s gonna do it but me.

In 2020 I’m gonna try to wear all of the clothes I own. My wardrobe is overflowing and yet, I still wear the few significant outfits of mine like an anime character. I plan to wear one piece of the item I haven’t worn for months before at least once every 2 weeks.

I wish to stop procrastinating from writing.

Obviously, I plan to write a lot. I always do. I have no issue pouring my thoughts down whatsoever, but my issue is with starting it.

It’s ridiculous. Writing is something I love and yet I’ll do anything and nothing to get away from it. But once I start it’s greatly liberating to just type type type. Each time I’m so disappointed in myself for postponing something that takes just a few perfectly spent minutes for hours.

Part of my 2020 goals is to start drinking my tea hot, or at least warm and not really cold hours, sometimes even days, later after I made it.

I need to start making a grocery shopping list.

I hope that in 2020 my shopping cart would stop looking like something 12 years old would buy. Seriously, impulse sweets and junk food shopping is gonna be the death of me.

My goal is to remember to water my plants more often. I know they are easy to maintain but that doesn’t mean they don’t deserve care.

I wish to pair and fold socks in 2020 and take down the laundry asap.

In 2020 I’m not gonna wait for a travel buddy. Sure, I’ll ask some friends to join me on my adventures but I’m not gonna take it personally when they refuse. If they do refuse, I’m not gonna spurn the trip altogether.

More solo trips in 2020.

I already had my first and loved it. More about it in my Natalias first solo travel trip and the benefits of it.

I’m gonna visit at least 3 new countries this year and re-visit some countries again. Thankfully I have some of my 2020 trips booked already.

I need to remember I have food at home every time I’m tempted to shop uncontrollably. On the same note, I’m willing to allow myself to surrender to the temptation once a month.

In 2020 I wish to rediscover my hobbies.

To be fair I’m so tired of the ” go big or go home” philosophy. It’s like we forgot to enjoy stuff for the enjoyment itself. It’s all about monetizing your hobbies and while it’s a great tool, it’s so exhausting.

If you’re interested in fashion you got to create your own brand. If you like exercising, go and create your workout plan and sell it out. Like playing video games? You got to make a career out of it. Good at drawing? Well, I’m looking forward to your exhibition. If you like to sing or play an instrument I’m expecting to hear your own song. Show me your portfolio if you say you’re into photography.  You gotta become a critic if you like movies. sell your crafts. Go big or go home.

It’s so awesome to do something you love for money but many of us are forgetting why we started in the first place. I got so many messages asking for help with starting up blogging and most of your drive to do so was to make money out of it. Unless you see the fault in that I can’t help you.

In 2020 I want to start drawing again for myself and not for the sales. I want to read a book because I want to read a book and not because I was paid to do so. I want to write for writing’s sake and not for all of the possibilities it could bring me. More than anything I want to have hobbies I enjoy again and not just a source of income.

This year I’m not gonna take my social media easy. I’m gonna post whatever I want, whenever I want. I’m gonna stop overthinking it.

My goal for 2020 is to stop checking on my statistics so much. Yeah, it’s helpful and all but I can’t dwell on that.

I have a good feeling about 2020.

The current situation doesn’t reflect my feeling though.  Australia is burning, World War 3 is trending and the world is not coping with it so let’s enjoy 2020 while we can.

Tell me about your 2020 goals in the comments.



  1. trekking cottage apartment
    January 4, 2020 / 6:37 pm

    Good luck, but first invest in a dishwasher and you will be a new women. Happy 2020

    • natalieihnatova
      January 4, 2020 / 9:21 pm

      Thank you i was actually thinking about it but since i live alone I don’t produce enough dirty dishes to fill out whole dishwasher 🙂

      • January 4, 2020 / 10:06 pm

        … and you still have to empty and fill it and clean it sometimes … three m ore things to think about … 😉

        • natalieihnatova
          January 4, 2020 / 10:12 pm

          Yes, it was easier when i was living with my parents and me and my sisters would take turn emptying it 🙂 better for bigger families

      • trekking cottage apartment
        January 5, 2020 / 8:02 am

        It costs the same full or half full so go for it.

  2. January 4, 2020 / 7:13 pm

    Thanks for this post that has a lot of soul in it!
    I am glad that I had the pleasure to meet you in this virtual place full of dreams, experiences, passions of all kinds!
    Yes, in addition to everything that happens in the world, our passions shape our souls in different forms …
    I like to write, especially poetry. In addition to writing, I like to paint, draw and process images a combination that informs me what I write. Besides these passions I like to read, to translate myself into the experiences of the people who always give me new experiences, emotions.

    A 2020 full of achievements on all levels! Thanks!

    • natalieihnatova
      January 4, 2020 / 9:20 pm

      Thank you 🙂

  3. January 4, 2020 / 9:06 pm

    My goal will be to learn to play a musical instrument and stop procrastinating 🙂 Good luck for yours

    • natalieihnatova
      January 4, 2020 / 9:19 pm

      Thank you and good luck to you too. What kind of instrument? 🙂

      • January 4, 2020 / 9:21 pm

        Violin 🙂 the goal is to learn to play “my heart will go on”

        • natalieihnatova
          January 4, 2020 / 9:30 pm

          Sounds great 🙂 have fun

  4. Barney Rubble
    January 4, 2020 / 11:49 pm

    Cool sense of humor 🦊👯‍♂️

  5. tsimon2017
    January 5, 2020 / 9:28 pm

    Love this! Can relate so much, I also want to get more into my hobbies because they bring me so much joy. I think often we neglect them because they don’t seem “productive” enough or are not making money.

  6. January 5, 2020 / 10:59 pm

    Very true about hobbies. One of my goals this year is to read what I want, watch what I want without thinking about the blogging part at all. Good luck with your goals!

  7. January 6, 2020 / 9:13 pm

    I hope you achieve all your goals and have a great year Natalie 😀

  8. fynnp2002
    January 7, 2020 / 5:01 pm

    I really enjoyed reading this for I was able to relate to many of your new year resolutions! When it comes to procrastinating and doing chores I basically have the same goals, yet I also, which you did somewhat mention as well, want to become more mindful and acknowledging of basically everything around me. That new mindset I try to improve has already helped me with things like doing the dishes or laundry 😉 Thank you for sharing this interesting opinion on 2020 and society’s viewpoint on hobbies and success!

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