I really love goal setting, it’s probably the OCD in me that wants to take some control in life. Plus it’s so nice after accomplishing goals. And I think it helps me get closer to where I want to be in life? Or at least it makes me think I am, which is good enough.
Where I want to be in a year.
The first thing I do before setting the new goals is try to imagine where I want to be at this time next year. Where I am? What have I accomplished? Has there been major changes in my life? How do I feel? This often doesn’t actually help at all because I can barely imagine where I’m going to be tomorrow let alone a year. It also might set too high expectations, but I like to think I’m a pretty reasonable person.
For the next year I haven’t really pictured where I want to be in a year. This year I was thinking more like “If I could do this past year again, what would I do differently?” I have been craving change. I want to change lots of things this year but not go too crazy. My motto is “rebirth” and “live”. Just improvement and change.
A few of the things I would like to accomplish over the coming year:
- To be less anxious. I’ve often struggled with anxiety so I would like to work on keeping it under control and managing stress.
- To be kinder to myself. Sometimes I just get a little too critical of myself.
- Enjoy being content more. It sounds kind of weird but I like being not happy sometimes or I take being content for granted.
- Take more risks. I’ve always been afraid of risks but there’s not a lot of fun in not taking any.
- Work harder on being social. It doesn’t just magically happen.
- Get school things organized, make a new schedule style, stay motivated, and make it more enjoyable.
- Get things together for university.
- Job shadow more and/or volunteer, get a job.
- Learn to drive!! I keep putting it off.
- Keep pushing myself in my workouts and maybe do a 5k or something like that.
I have a big binder that I write down all the goals in and can keep coming back to and see what I have accomplished and add in more. There are 12 categories I have made for myself.
- Health and fitness
- Self improvement
- Style and self care
- Friends, social, relationships
I kind of know what things I want to accomplish in each of these categories and just take a day to write out all of the goals then make a game plan to get these things done!
This is the really hard part that I like to procrastinate! But if I’m feeling productive I’ll try to make a plan on how to complete these goals. I haven’t done this for this year yet, but it’s coming!
A couple months ago I read 7 Habits of Highly Effective Teens ( Honestly really good but sometimes I couldn’t stand the cheesiness, I would definitely recommend reading it, though! ) and it was really helpful with tips on setting goals, prioritizing, and completing the goals.
P.S. It’s Peri