I know, I know.
I just wrote a post on how I don’t do New Year’s Resolutions and now I’m posting about my goals for January. How ironic is that?
Honestly, I find having one big goal for the year much more manageable than a dozen smaller ones. I’m able to break it down into bite-sized pieces and chip away at them throughout the year then evaluate, measure and reflect as the year goes on. I’m all about being resolute in my goal, but flexible in the journey. For me, it’s all about having an over-arching intention, rather than a resolution.
On the flip side, my Type-A personality is all about the physical. I love lists. I live and die by a good list. So, naturally, I need to write down my goals for the month. I’ve also found that I am much more inclined to work towards a goal if they are written down and then shared with someone. This can occur by me talking with a friend or by sitting down – here – and shouting it into the internet void.
I have a few goals for January because I’m all hopped up on ‘new year, new me’ endorphins, so I’m going to break them down into smaller groups.
L E A R N I N G
- Finish five books.
- Learn a new task at work.
- Write notes on four of my university modules.
H E A L T H / W E L L N E S S
- One litre of water per day.
- Train three times per week.
- Attempt yoga and meditation twice a week.
- No technology after 10pm or before 6am.
- Lights out at 10:30pm.
- Get my 5+ a day.
- Hit my step goal (11,000) six days of the week.
- Try one new recipe a week.
H O M E
- Establish a proper cleaning routine.
- Establish a sleep routine for my son.
- Blog twice a week.
- Declutter our wardrobes.
Seeing my goals written down like that feels a bit intimidating. In a good way.
They aren’t too overwhelming or unrealistic. Many of them are the base of a good routine or the path to forming good habits for a healthy and well-rounded life (in my eyes).
I believe the easiest goal will be my reading goal and my training goal, as they are two things I really enjoy. The hardest goal to accomplish will be the ones relating to technology, sleep, and water intake. Being a millennial (and a blogger), I find it hard to ‘switch off’ at night. Is it just me?
At the end of January, I’ll reflect on these goals and see which ones I accomplished, what ones were difficult, and what I need to change to make them obtainable in February.
Do you set daily, weekly, monthly or yearly goals?