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While I don’t buy into the “new year, new me” mentality, I do believe that any time we’re in a reflective, introspective mood, we should use the opportunity to reassess the direction of our lives.

Goals help us evaluate our priorities, monitor our progress, and keep us focused in the hassle of everyday life. 

I finally sat down and wrote my goals for this new year. I wanted to keep it simple so I came up with 3 types of goals for myself, associated with 3 key areas of life: a goal for my personal development, a goal for my relationships, and a goal for my business/career.

My goals for 2020 are, in order:

  1. Learn more.
  2. Connect more.
  3. Teach more.

1. Learn more 

This year, I want to learn more by increasing the time I spend reading and writing. I’ve experienced major role transitions these past couple of years and navigating those changes consumed most of my time and energy. 

I can’t remember the last time I finished a book. I’ve started several but just never got around to finishing them. I also used to keep a journal for my everyday thoughts and experiences, but I’ve been writing very irregularly in one ever since I got married. 

Now I plan to focus inward on my own spiritual growth by learning more, reading more, and writing more.

2. Connect more 

It’s easy to get so caught up in our chores, work, and home life that we forget to stay in touch with people who actually mean a lot to us. 

I want to change that this year by making a consistent effort to reconnect with old friends and distant relatives. I want to strengthen the bond I have in my existing relationships and build new meaningful connections as well. 

As my mentor reiterates often, “the quality of our lives depends on the quality of our relationships.”

3. Teach more 

I have made a general goal in terms of my business and phrased it simply as – teach more.

I want to teach young women how to overcome the limiting beliefs that are holding them back. I want to empower them to be the best version of themselves possible. I want to continue this cycle of learning and teaching so I can raise my daughter in the best possible manner, insha Allah.

What are your goals for 2020? If you haven’t yet come up with them, here is your FREE worksheet to help you formulate your goals. Did you know that you’re more likely to follow through with your goals if you write them down?

Take a few minutes to fill out this worksheet by evaluating what you want to accomplish this coming year.

Let’s do this!

Do you feel unsatisfied with the direction of your life? Want to improve the quality of your relationships but don’t know how?

Khadija Khan

Khadija Khan is a mental health and spiritual wellness coach. With over 5 years of experience, she is passionate about helping Muslim women heal from depression and anxiety to find joy and fulfilment in their lives. She writes on the topics of Islamic spirituality, relationships, parenting, and personal development. Continue Reading...


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