December 26, 2019
2020 Goal Setting
At the end of every December, I get excited about the blank-slate that is the upcoming year. I love the thought of starting a new chapter – clean, fresh, becoming whatever we make of it. As we enter 2020, that feeling is compounded. More than a new chapter, we’re entering a new volume. What’s to come in the next decade? Where do we hope to see ourselves when we open the next volume in the set?
I really appreciate the opportunity for reflection that comes this time of year. If you’re ready to do the same but aren’t sure where to start, here’s 4 questions I suggest asking yourself.
As you write down your answers to these, you’ll start to see patterns. Your new goals (& boundaries) for the new year will become very clear.
Before you get started, find a quiet space & get cozy. I like to work on my year planning when no one is around, in comfortable clothes & with coffee in hand. Have your notebook, a pen, and your calendar from the last year (for memory reference if needed) handy.
If you’re in the market for a new planner, I recommend checking out Erin Condren’s line (I love how she breaks up the day & allows you to plan!) as well as Whitney English (which also allows plenty of space for specific goal setting).
Whatever you do, make sure you WRITE THINGS DOWN. After you ask yourself the important 4 questions above & spend time really thinking over each answer, break down some specific goals, with specific timeframes to accomplish them within.
For instance, if you answer question #3 with something that you only did once in the last 6 months, it’s time to make time for MORE of that in your life. Plan out how to make that happen with specific monthly goals. Break your goals down into bite-sized chunks with deadlines to increase the likelihood to sticking to these changes & marking things off your list!
Here’s wishing each of you an amazing new DECADE!
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