2020 New Year Resolutions

New Year Resolutions

Happy Near Year – Welcome to the first episode of 2020!

I really love this time of year because it’s a great time to reflect on the previous year and plan for the next. This episode is split into 3 parts as shown below.

Part 1 – 2019 Review

Here are some of the things I accomplished in 2019 that I’m proud of:

How about your 2019? Let me know what you accomplished in the comments

Part 2 – 5 Most Common Resolutions

  1. Exercise more

  2. Lose weight

  3. Get organized

  4. Learn a new skill or hobby 

  5. Live life to the fullest

These are the 5 most common resolutions (according to a random website).

Let’s talk about how you can achieve these goals.

How to Make Your Goals Achievable

  1. Be very very specific

  2. Set a very small amount of time as a minimum requirement (you’ll probably do more anyway)

  3. Make the task inherently rewardable or enjoyable (don’t just imagine the end result)

  4. Monitor your progress (Use a calendar or the app Habit List)

Part 3 – 2020 Resolutions

Cut down on – I want to cut down on procrastinating (No more YouTube!)

Embark on – I want to embark on more mini-challenges (Something to keep challenging myself throughout the year)

Keep at (something) – I want to keep at my exercise and not give up


How about you? Let me know your goals for 2020 using these words in the comments.

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2 thoughts on “#37 2020 New Year Resolutions”

  1. Hi Michael!

    I’m brazilian and I’ve been listening your english lessons since I discovered at Deezer in the past months last year and I just want to say it’s amazing. Your british accent is so cleary that makes me think I can understand any english men or women, but this is not happening when I turn off the subtitles of series in Netflix such as ‘Skins’. That makes me think I know nothing. So desperate hahaha. Anyway, just letting know I’m enjoying your lessons and I will be continue listening.

    1. Hi Leandro, thanks so much for the thoughtful comment. Don’t feel discouraged when you can’t understand watching Netflix. Maybe think about your native language too – sometimes TV shows use very strong accents or lots of slang, so they aren’t always made to be easily understood. Keep practising and it will get easier.
      Thanks again and I’m glad you’re enjoying the lessons 🙂

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