New Year’s Goals
I was going to write about New Year’s resolutions but instead decided to focus on New Year’s goals this time around. Some people don’t make New Year’s goals. Why do you think that is? Because they are afraid they won’t complete them? They feel guilty or inadequate if they don’t accomplish their goals? The key to goal setting is to make them achievable and be organized while working on them. Follow these simple steps and you too will achieve your goals.
Pick Realistic Goals –Aim high but not too high or you may set yourself up for a failure, or you may feel stressed trying to achieve it. Pick something that is feasible and reach for it.
Write them down –Write down what your goals are and how you are going to achieve them. Use a planner, journal, or notebook (digital or hardcopy) as a reference so you can go back to them when needed. Don’t use scrap pieces of paper or small note pads as they easily get lost.
Order of importance –Put numbers beside your goals indicating the level of importance. Start with the most important one and work your way down.
Break it down –If your goals can be done in steps, break down the tasks into smaller chunks so it will be easier to achieve.
Schedule your tasks –Use a planner or worksheet and create schedules of when you will be starting your goals, working on them, and give yourself a deadline to complete them. Have daily, weekly or monthly tasks. Check them off as you complete them.
Reward yourself –After you have completed a goal, don’t forget to reward yourself. Do something for just you. You deserve it!
I too will be working on my goals and hopefully will achieve them in the next 3 months. I have 6 months and yearly goals too!
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Wishing you all a Very Happy New Year and all the best for 2019!
(Certified Professional Organizer)