All about setting goals? These tips and resources will help you get into action!
Setting goals is one of my favorite things. In 2017, I started to be intentional and saw a huge change in all aspects of my life. Whether it is a goal for my marriage, family, or blogging, I have found it to be extremely helpful to put things into writing.
Tips for Setting Goals
They need to be measurable.
Whenever I set a goal, I ask myself, “how can I measure this?” When I decided I was going to run a 5K, I then had to write out measurable goals for this. For example: Run three days a week for 1 mile. If I just write down run, there is no way to measure how the goal went.
Goals need accountability.
It does absolutely nothing to write down a handful of intentions for 2019 and then never look at them again. There needs to be action steps and accountability. In 2017, I met with a friend and we went over our focus on a monthly basis. In 2018, I did not do this and honestly saw a huge difference.
Write them down and look at on a regular basis.
At the beginning of the year, I write down my goals. Then I also break these into smaller chunks at the start of every month. From this, I break them into weekly and daily chunks. It is a constant process of breaking down the big picture.
Cover them in grace.
The unexpected things happen and we need to have grace with our plans and goals. As a mom, I am learning to let go of my expectations and this folds out into all areas of life. If a goal is not accomplished, I look at the goal honesty and ask myself: “ Do I just need to move the goal to the next month when life is calmer, or is this goal just not good for this season at all?” Be honest with yourself about your season, and have grace.
Goals are helpful for all people.
Whether you are a stay-at-home mom or a working mom, I highly recommend focusing in on the different areas of your life. Setting goals helps give you focus and move forward with your life.
If you are ready to set goals for 2019 I would love for you to grab a free copy of the Intentional Year Goal Setting Sheets. This free printable pack is the perfect way to get yourself ready for a brand new year with intention.
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What about you? How do you go about setting goals? Share your tips in the comments below!