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Friday, February 20, 2015

Got My Goals Straighened Out

So I finally sat down and got all my to do lists and goals all figured out and organized.  I took several of the organizers I found when I googled and kinda combined and tweaked them to make it just what I needed and I came up with
 
 

I made one for the overall year and then one for each month to help break down all the things I want to do.  I also broke them out by home and family (which I should have titled personal but I didn't think of that until after I printed everything), financial, spiritual, social, and health and wellness.  I only put 3-4 places to jot down my goals in each category so I couldn't allow myself to make everything that I think would be a good project a goal and instead really focus on the major goals for me.  It makes everything a lot less overwhelming when focusing on things in smaller units than all on one huge to-do list.  I didn't include my daily to-dos on here because I like to keep a running list of those in my Moleskine I keep in my purse to jot down and scratch off on a daily basis. This is just for my big goals and projects. 
 
I was so super excited to sit down and fill out my goals for 2015 as well as for the rest of February.  A few of mine for the year are to read the New Testament chronologically, run a half marathon, read 50 books, and pay off a specific debt.  A few for the month are finish my book (which I accomplished today!), get everything together for a baby shower I am planning, and get caught up on my Sunday School notes. Nothing major - but enough motivation to write it down on paper and actually get it done without becoming overwhelmed and bogged down!
 
I didn't put a place on here but I also wrote dates or time frames for each goal as well.  I think that is one of the most important parts of setting goals.  I also believe your goals should be specific and realistic goals that you actually would like to accomplish -- meaning I didn't put on here as a goal to not eat cake or bench press 100 pounds because one, while it sounds like a good idea, I really don't care to do that, and two, its not realistic for me at all.  I feel so much better about my goals now and am looking forward to scratching each one off my list!

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