Friday, December 26, 2014

Goals & Resolutions

Happy Holidays! I hope everyone is enjoying some relaxing time with their families and loved ones.


Have you started to think about your goals for 2015 yet? Well, now is the time! New Years is only 5 days away. I can't believe how fast 2014 has flown by. 

Most of my goals for 2015 will be centered around my 101 in 1001 list, but I have some ideas for some other things I'd like to do as well. 

I find it hard to just simply list out a bunch of goals and stick with them. I need deadlines and a way to know I've accomplished them! I've gotten used to writing SMART goals (specific, measurable, achievable, relevant & timely). Lists with a deadline (like 101 in 1001 or 30 before 30) really help with the timely aspect. If you have trouble accomplishing your goals, think about the SMART acronym while you're writing them. 

Have lots of goals you want to accomplish? Think about splitting the year up by category. I love Carly's method of month by month, or you could do quarters. This system is most effective when you pick a theme & then write goals for each theme. 

Tend to forget about them a few months down the road? Set days throughout the year to check in on your progress (like the first Sunday of every month) and make sure your list is easily accessible - whether that means taping it to your bathroom mirror or keeping it in a note on your phone. Half the battle is keeping yourself accountable & it becomes much easier when you regularly remind yourself of your goals.

Need some inspiration? Here's some of my past new year goals: 

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