I was never the type of person to plan, organize and set goals intentionally ever. I guess I never use to have any reason to start goal planning.
But as soon as I found out my true passions in life, it made me so excited to start planning the things that I truly wanted in my life- and also things I know I need to get in order for the new year.
I’ve already completed all of my planning for 2018 and set my goals and dreams already, it took me roughly half an hour. I wanted to set my goals in a simple and minimal way.
I’m going to share with you my tips and advice for setting your goals for the new year so you can achieve them and not feel overwhelmed!
What you will need:
- Your journal
- Your pen
- A relaxing space (light a candle, burn an essential oil such a lavender, and do some meditation for 5 minutes before starting)
- Alternatively, you may print off the worksheet I have provided below to offer more guidance
Before you start, just remember:
- You’re doing amazing already; the fact that you are reading this post and wanting to achieve something for yourself is fantastic. Some people don’t get to this point at all.
- It’s not the end of the world if you can’t get motivated to think up of new goals for yourself.
- It’s okay to not feel ready yet, write them down when it feels right.
- If you didn’t accomplish any of your goals this year; don’t beat yourself up about it. Sit down, re-asses, and just ask yourself, is this something I really wanted for myself? Will this goal truly make me happy? Does this goal fit in with my current lifestyle? The more we take a moment to reflect, the more we understand what we want, and what we are ready to let go of.
- Make sure you take breaks from your routines and never ending to do lists to get back in touch with yourself, be in the moment and look after your mental health.
MINIMAL GOAL PLANNING
From the worksheet provided above, you can see that I’ve divided the goal planning into two sections:
Write down any habits you would like to adopt this year, including the habits you think you could of done better.
Have a really good think about it. Because your everyday habits will influence the progress of your goals.
(Example; this year I thought I could have exercised more- so one of my habits I’ve written down to change my morning routine- wake up earlier and make the time to exercise).
Write down your all-time goals for the year. Small ones and large ones. Don’t make it too big or unrealistic- just basic.
You may even find it easier to set yourself less goals. Once you complete these goals you can focus on adding harder or more time consuming goals.
You could set yourself new goals every few months if that’s easier for you.
For the people who constantly struggle:
- Believe in yourself, think positive and positive things will attract you.
- It’s never too late to be the person you have always wanted to be. Don’t let fear hold you back.
- If you are struggling to stay motivated- remember why you started and what the outcome will be. Imagine that outcome and picture yourself in the scene of your own abundance.
- You can do anything you put your mind to! Our thoughts and inner determination can be powerful things.
- Don’t feel silly for wanting to ‘let go’ of an old goal that just isn’t working for you.
If you would like more inspiration for goal setting, I’ve made a video on my YouTube channel all about planning for the year, including some of my own goals, tips and insights:
If you would like to learn more about making 2018 your best year yet, you might like to have a read of how I overcame self doubt– where I talked about my lifelong struggles of not believing in myself, or goal setbacks and how to overcome them, or learn tips on how to create a manifestation journal for the new year to attract the things you desire.