I love new days. I love new weeks. And I love new years. I love fresh starts.
I also love setting goals. I’ve learned through the years, however, that setting too many goals is my downfall. I’m a lofty changer of self. Because of this, I also find myself failing miserably about a month or so in. So last year, I changed my tactics and set a handful of small but significant goals and I did them one and a time. This made all the difference. And this year I plan to do the same.
I also wanted to share my goal chart with you, should you find it helpful. It’s divided into four quarters (corporate girl, here) so you can set four goals this year. Try to focus on small changes or habits that will make you happy. Then do that ONE THING, ONCE a day.
Here are a few ideas to get you started: 1) Eat a vegetable at every meal. 2) Drink one glass of water for every can of soda you consume during the day. 3) Read to your children for 15 minutes every day. 4) Say a prayer once a day. 5) Meditate for 5 minutes each day. 6) Spend 15 minutes in the sunshine/fresh air every day. 7) Text someone everyday to tell them that you love them and why. 8) Read 3 verses of scripture before bed. 9) Save $2 in a jar every day. 10) Make out with your spouse for 10 minutes every day. 11) Floss your teeth. 12) Set a bedtime and follow it every night. 13) Put your phone away at 7:00 p.m each night and don’t touch it again until morning. 14) Choose to make a phone call instead of sending a text once a day. 15) Read a chapter a day from a book just for pleasure. 16) Take a walk.
Good luck! Click here to download the chart.