We have all been there: we set a New Years Resolution, we follow through for about two and a half weeks, then all of a sudden, the resolution is forgotten and the idea of bettering yourself is pushed off until next January, when you’ll have a clean slate all over again. But how do we stop this cycle? How can we set reachable goals for 2020 that are successful, not forgotten?
Today we will be breaking down our BIG goals from last post, so if you haven’t read it yet, READ THIS FIRST!
Also, there is a free printable that goes along with this post too! Yay! If you signed up for my emails in the BIG Goals post, you won’t have to sign up again (just check you email, girl) but if you have not signed up yet, you can sign up here (and receive both workbooks!):
Look Over Those BIG Goals
Alright, so you remember those BIG Goals we created a few days ago? Now it is time to look at those bad boys again! Keep your big goals out. Our smaller goals will be based off of these big goals! We need to make sure that are smaller, attainable goals are taking us in the right direction.
Break it Down Now
Haha. Now that you see these big goals, try to cut them in half. You can do this by asking yourself: “where do I want to be in July 2020” for each of your main categories. When you’re thinking about this goal, make sure it is measurable. Some examples would be:
- I want to lose 40lbs by December 2020, I want to lose 20 lbs by July 2020.
- I want to be more positive by December 2020. By July 2020 I will have completed 120 pages in a gratitude journal.
- I want to be more creative by December 2020. By July 2020 I will have created 150 daily sketches.
(And the list could go on…) The main thing is that this half goal seems attainable and that it seems do-able. If you have a goal such as losing weight, feel free to have multiple goals, such as running a certain distance, lifting a certain amount of weight, spending a certain amount of time in the gym, etc. If your goal is growing your blog following, you could add multiple goals such as sending an email each week, posting a certain number of pins to Pinterest a week, and creating so much content a week, for example.
Turn Those Goals Into Reachable Goals
Now look at all of your 6 month goals, and break them into monthly goals.
I want to be more positive, and I am going to reach this goal by journaling my gratitude, by volunteering my time, and by spending time studying the Bible every day. My 6 Month goal is to Journal My Gratitude 120 times by July, so I need to journal 20 times a month. I want to read every day, and I want to volunteer once a month.
Now Continue this Method.
Brainstorm the many ways you can achieve each of your goals, and how you really want to reach the goals you have set for yourself. You can follow my printable guide to keep your thoughts organized like I did! When you’re done, you’ll have a roadmap for Reachable Goals in 2020 (Now You’ll Just have to plan them.. which is the next (and last) step in this series, which is released tomorrow!!