2020 Happiness Project

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Hello My Dear Darling Friends!

The new year is here and it is time for me to continue my tradition of doing a year-long project!  Through the years I have done a series of projects including:

These projects have helped me with goal setting and staying accountable throughout the year.  I set goals and / or an area of focus for every month and each week I talk about my victories, challenges, and lessons I have learned.

There have been some years that I have been more successful than others and even a few years where I fell completely off track.  There is something invigorating and empowering about getting back on track and trying again!

I am very pleased with the way my Latest and Greatest project went.  It was the Be-YOU-tifully YOU Project 2.0 and my theme for 2019 was “Building Confidence.”  I know that consistently working towards my goals and writing these weekly posts helped to keep me accountable.  I actively worked towards building my confidence by standing up for myself and making my dreams come true.  It was the year that I took over the business, bought property in Hawaii, and graduated with my Bachelor’s degree.  I am now at a point where I am figuring out what happens next.  This is an exciting time, but can also be overwhelming.  I want to put my energy into moving forward and living the life I have always dreamed of.

My theme for 2020 is: “Living Out Loud”

This year I am going back to my roots and the origin of this blog.  I named it “Living Out Loud with my head in the clouds and feet on the ground.”  Back then I was barely surviving and was just trying to make it from day to day.  It was hard to live out loud because I had to keep my head down and grind.  I have finally reached a point where I can focus on thriving and coming into my own.  I want to live that life that I used to only dream of.

Please feel free to follow along and also document your adventures throughout the year.  Please add and subtract to customize this project to fit your life.  I would love to cheer you on too!

WELCOME TO THE 2020 Happiness Project!!!

JANUARY: Take Action

“You don’t have to be great to start, but you do have to start to be great.”

-Zig Ziglar

  • Create a morning routine and an evening ritual.
  • Write daily morning pages.
  • Break up with refined sugar.
  • #100daysofcode
  • Follow a workout program.

February: Have Faith

“Your future is as bright as your faith.”


  • Count your blessings.
  • Start before you are ready.
  • Actively build your confidence.
  • Believe in miracles.
  • Believe in yourself.

March: Find Peace

“Peace is the result of retraining your mind to process life as it is, rather than as you think it should be.”

-Wayne W. Dyer

  • Breathe deeply.
  • Garden.
  • Practice yoga everyday.
  • Replace negative thoughts with positive ones.
  • Tidy everyday.

April: Challenge yourself

“Change your thoughts and you change your world.”

-Norman Vincent Peale

  • Get an earlier start.
  • Do what you must with ALL your heart.
  • Train harder.
  • Blog everyday.
  • Learn a new language and / or expand on what you have learned so far.

May: Be Kind

“For beautiful eyes, look for the good in others, for beautiful lips, speak only words of kindness; and for poise, walk with the knowledge that you are never alone.”

-Audrey Hepburn

  • Be Present.
  • Be generous.
  • Don’t gossip.
  • Write letters.
  • Give back.

June: Have Courage

“Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someones else’s life.  Don’t be trapped by dogma -which is living with the results of other people’s thinking.  Don’t let the noise of others’ opinions drown out your own inner voice.  And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition.”

-Steve Jobs

  • Be Brave.
  • Be free-spirited.
  • Go on adventures.
  • Do something you have never done before.
  • Sing.

July: Be Joyful

“If we can just let go and trust that things will work out the way they’re supposed to without trying to control the outcome, then we can begin to enjoy the moment more fully.  The joy of the freedom it brings becomes more pleasurable than the experience itself.”

-Goldie Hawn

  • Laugh out LOUD.
  • Take time for self-care.
  • Nurture your relationships.
  • Seek inspiration.
  • Bring out the BEST in others.

August: Love Always

“You know you’re in love when you don’t want to fall asleep because reality is finally better than your dreams.”

-Dr. Seuss

  • Quit nagging.
  • Listen.
  • Cultivate healthy relationships.
  • No complaining.
  • Give proofs of love.

September: Live Passionately

“Don’t be afraid of your fears.  They are not there to scare you.  They are there to let you know something is worth-it.”

  • Create a bucketlist (my year truly begins in September)
  • Make time.
  • Forget about the results.
  • Live passionately.
  • Master a new technology.

October: Pay Attention

“Somewhere within you is a huge supply of happiness, always there, patiently waiting for you to reach out and grab it.  It’s yours for the asking.  And you ask by giving it your attention.”

-Elle Sommer

  • Meditate.
  • Examine true rules.
  • Stimulate the mind in new ways.
  • Keep a food diary.
  • Hone in focus.

November: Keep a contented heart

“We don’t stop playing because we grow old.  We grow old because we stop playing.”

-George Bernard Shaw

  • Be lighthearted.
  • Use good manners.
  • Give positive reviews.
  • Find an area of refuge.
  • Honor and respect yourself and others.

December: Organize your life.

“Clean out a corner of your mind and creativity will instantly fill it.”

-Dee Hock

*Please modify and change anything necessary to fit into your life!!!

I am overjoyed that you are joining me for this exciting adventure!!!  Let’s create the lives we have always dreamed of living in 2020!!!

I am going to post weekly posts about how I did on these weekly goals.  Follow along and make this project your own!!!

Let me know if you plan on joining me for this 2020 Happiness Project by commenting below!!!  I want to support, encourage, and cheer you on as you embark on your journey too!!!!  ❤

I have a very good feeling about 2020 and  I can tell that we are going to do GREAT things!!!  Let’s Do THIS!!!

Love, Joy, and Blessings Always,

❤ Alana Xoxoxo

7 thoughts on “2020 Happiness Project

    1. Thank you! Love you too!
      It really took a long time to get this post out because I wrote it in my notebook first, but I think it was worth-it.
      It gets better every year and this year I decided to limit myself to 5 items per month.

      Yes, 2020 will be awesome!

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