Last night, while I was waiting for the year to end, I decided to get a jump on the new year and took out my brand-new planner from Get Organized HQ. One of the things that intimidated the most was goal setting. I am horrible at setting realistic goals, and even worse at breaking them down into workable chunks that make sense. Well, one of the perks of purchasing this planner is that we get some video tutorials on how to use it to do just that. While I still don’t know how I’m going to manage all this information, I was able to sketch out 6 areas that I want to focus on:
- Health and fitness
- Fun and hobbies
- Cleaning and organization
- Self care
The plan is to take these 6 focus areas, and break each one down into things I want to do and/or improve. Then each one gets categorized into habits (things you do regularly) and projects (one and done). As I go through my months, weeks and days, I pick something from each focus area that I want to work on. This is so much better than having a huge list that I can’t even begin to tackle! I can choose 1, right? Then next week or next month, I choose another. That’s doable!
I think this is going to work, because it is all centered around my word of the year, which is ME (you can read all about it in yesterday’s post). I figured I simply cannot make some areas a priority while ignoring other areas, so I will do my best to take care of ALL OF ME. Hopefully, I can use the goal-setting features of my planner to make sure I take care of all of my focus areas, at least weekly.
What are your goals for the year? Do you start with big focus areas and then break them down into habits and projects, or do you start out with a detailed list of goals?