Word of 2020: Growth

Firstly I want to wish everyone a Happy New Year!

I don’t do New Years Resolutions! I haven’t for many years. But I did decide this year I want to give my life a little more focus and have some clear goals I want to achieve. One thing that I have read about and heard podcasts around is choosing a word of the year. So this year mine will be Growth.

It’s one of my core values and I believe by focusing on this word I can help my life change in both my business and personal life.

I think it’s important to continue to learn, but also to take lessons from situations that arise, even the bad ones! I’ve said this before, I really believe that everything happens for a reason and you can either learn from it, or not.

I find looking at growth in my business and work can be a lot easier than in my personal life. Looking at growth in your personal life means taking a good look at yourself and where you are now, what you want to achieve, what you want to change and that can be scary!

I listen to a podcast by Sophie Cliff and she kindly wrote a Reflect & Grow workbook which I found to be super helpful in reviewing 2019 and how I want to grow in 2020. Check it out here.

So I grabbed my new Rocketbook (thanks Mum & Dad) and a coffee and sat down to go through the workbook. After reviewing my 2019 and thinking about 2020 I decided to dive deeper into different areas of my life and how I want to grow within them in 2020. It was really thought provoking and eye opening.

In terms of my career I love my job and want to continue growing and learning. I have signed up to our internal coaching programme and also spoken with my Manager about completing some Marketing qualifications. Marketing and Social Media are something I fell into and I LOVE it so I thought why not gain more knowledge and official qualifications in something I enjoy that also benefits my work.

The blog is continueing but I have a lot of ideas for moving it forward. I’d love to monetise it in some way or do more writing for other publications. This is still a work in progress but I have ideas that I’ll hopefully be able to share in the coming months.

I need to find more time for the relationships in my life. Spending real, quality time with the people I love. Life is so busy and I really let last year run away with me so I really want to focus on nurturing my relationships with John, family and friends this year. Also forming new friendships and meeting new people.

I’ve not focused on my health since moving back from Manchester. Back then I had a PT (Callum Baker for those in Manchester check him out he’s ace), I ate healthily etc. but since moving home I’ve hardly ran and not been eating great so again focus on this is a real must. John and I are going to start doing some exercise together and hopefully getting out for more walks.

Personal Growth:
There are so many things I want to do to help with my personal growth. I would like to grow my journaling practice, this is something I do but I’d like to look at other ways of journalling. I’d also like to make more time for self-care, both in the sense of taking care of myself with pamper nights etc. but also in terms of my mental health and trying to get to the root causes of my anxiety. I am going to try reiki with Kelly Chester and look into energy work more.

I’d love to hear how you plan for the New Year? Or do you wing it and see what life brings you?

Have a fabulous new year!

G x

3 thoughts on “Word of 2020: Growth

  1. Goals are great, but what happens when you reach them?
    Look at the number of runners who launched the London Marathon and then never do it again!
    Choose a list of stepping stones, say four, that reach a goal progressively, as soon as you reach the first, find another to become the fifth, so it is constant progression. It doesn’t create a ‘ blue ‘ feeling once you reach the goal.
    I believe in ‘ failing to succeed ‘, pushing the limits to failure, once you find the edge you know where to go.
    Have a great New Year.


    1. I agree. With goals I always have small stepping stones so that I can feel like I am progressing rather than feeling overwhelmed by a big goal. I think that there are always different areas I’ll set goals in. As my life changes, so do my goals so always something to be working towards.

      Have a great new year too!


  2. Kelly Honnor

    I’m the same, I don’t go in for the whole new years resolution shiz either but I am going into 2020 with a whole lot of confidence and love. I’m not into making new years resolutions but this year I will make myself a promise. A promise to be kind to myself, to love and care for myself just as I would any of my love ones 💛 I have just started a new career in fitness and personal training after 20 years in child care and education and I am loving it. Love being self employed and having more control over my working hours 😊 So I’m so excited about building my new little empire whilst being being on my new journey


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