Good Afternoon planners,
The new year is all about making new goals to achieve, and trying your best all year long to reach them without giving up. Making goals all starts with a big picture. Download the FREE Goals printable at the bottom of this post to help you on your goal making journey! The big picture might mean to you that you have one huge main goal, and then break it down into smaller more approachable goals to reach the main goal. Or it might mean that you make goals based on different views such as yearly, monthly, weekly, and daily. This is my approach.
Specific, measurable goals for every category including action steps.
These goals are broad spectrum BIG goals for my entire year which might include health, finances, home, business, etc. Goals don't all of a sudden have to commence on January 1st of a year. We should be making goals all year long, and they can continue for the next twelve months. We will talk more about actionable goals in future blog posts!
Choose which goals to work on, and schedule them in.
This step makes a planner very useful! The monthly view is where the real goal setting starts. This is the beginning of breaking down your goals to become more easily attainable. A monthly view calendar would work best for this step. Be sure to check out the Createyou86 Store for available Fauxdori planner options. Identify which specific areas or tasks you want to focus on for the month, and write specific tasks that you need to do to complete these areas.
Assign steps to specific days.
I use this method for my Blog, and business planning. When blogging, and getting the Createyou86 name out there I am connecting with all kinds of different businesses, and people. It helps to be able to see specific daily actions when I open up my week on a page or a week on two pages planner spread. Looking at a monthly calendar helps to break the goals down even smaller into weekly tasks.
BIG GOAL-Update my craft room
Monday- Plan time to buy paint
Tuesday- Prep area for paint
Thursday- Thorough cleaning (while the paint dries)
Friday- Rearrange furniture
Saturday- Start organizing craft goodies
Sunday - Finish organization of craft room
Schedule assigned steps.
This would be a great time to try out a chronodex if you like to block your time. I have a lot of open time blocks so I don't see that working for me. However, daily tasks all start with a to-do list. Your to-do list is there to keep you on track, and accomplishing even the smallest of goals.
Be sure to check out the Free Goals printable below to help you start goal setting for 2015, as well as Ladreena's Blog for her take on Making Goals (and keeping them).