I love new beginnings, fresh starts, and the chance to hit the reset button. January 1 is the obvious new start, but there is also the beginning of every month or the beginning of every week. The important thing is to take the opportunity to decide what you want to strive for this year, this month, or this week. I never stop setting goals. I don’t always finish my list and honestly, I don’t really expect myself to accomplish all of them. But by setting goals, I push myself and focus my attention to move my life forward.

Here are some categories to consider when setting goals. I write down three things in each of these areas at the start of the year.

Physical – exercise, eating, health

Mental – education, learning

Social – friendships, relationships

Occupational – career, job changes

Emotional – wellness, vacation, hobbies

After you have your list, highlight or star the goals that are the most important to you. Pick your top three. Than create actions steps to help you reach these goals. Focus on your goals this year. Imagine yourself on December 31 of the new year and what you want to achieve by then. Don’t give up but keep striving forward. Make this a great year!

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