New Year, New Goals

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. Out of the highlighted goals, choose your top three.

Take your top three goals and create actions steps to help you reach these goals. Break your steps into small, doable tasks. You may end up with 10 little steps or more for each goal.

By limiting yourself to focus on three goals, you can devote all your attention to what is most important to you. Imagine yourself on December 31 and how you will feel when you accomplish these goals. 

Don’t give up but keep striving forward. Make this a great year!

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