Planning Your Goals for 2019

November 16, 2018

Planning Your Goals For 2019

Written by Elle Tomaszewski,

It's that time of the year again! 2019 is right around the corner and most of us are planning for Thanksgiving, Christmas and the New Year. How do you plan? How do you set your goals? For me, I find it easy to make goals, but I have a hard time following through with them. Let's change that this year! Let's set attainable goals and make it happen! But, where should we start?

1. Write down your goals in order of importance.
I love to write. I am always journaling and making to do lists. There's something about crossing things off of a to do list -- it's calming and relieving. The reason I suggest writing down your goals is so that you have a clear mindset when you decide which ones are attainable and which ones you can cross off!

2. Create a vision board!
Okay, so maybe this suggestion is more of a fun activity and less of a productive one, but when you can see your goals, you're more likely to make them happen!

3. Create a system for each of your goals!
This is one of the most important things! Often times, we set goals but we don't think of the steps we would take to actually reach that goal. For example, let's say one of my goals was to get organized. Getting organized is a very broad goal. What does getting organized mean to me? What all would need to happen to make me feel like I can cross that goal off of my list? Well, underneath that goal, I might make bullet points like...get a planner, clean out my closet, clean out my kitchen cabinets, get file folders, get a wall calendar, etc. Once my system of goals is completed, I will feel like I can cross getting organized off of my list! 

4. Make daily goals that will help you ultimately achieve your main goals.
What are little things you can do each day that will help you in the long run? Maybe you can make a point to get to bed earlier each night, take vitamins everyday, make your bed every morning, wake up earlier, do a daily declutter, write in your planner daily, etc. These are just examples of little things you can do that will help you feel accomplished each day!

5. Review your progress at the end of each month!
How are you doing? Are you any closer to where you want to be? Have you crossed anything off of your list? What can you change next month in order to improve? These are all questions you should be asking yourself at the end of each month. It's always good to hold yourself accountable! However you have to do it -- you can make an Excel file, keep a journal or a monthly vlog. You'll be happy you kept track of your progress at the end of the year so you can review it and be proud of yourself and how far you've come!

Not everyone makes goals for the New Year, but if you do, then I highly suggest trying out some of the things I listed! Maybe even do it with your friends and keep track of each other! You never know how successful you can be until you try! Happy Holidays!

Written by Elle Tomaszewski

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