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Planning your 2019 Goals
It’s that time of year again! Time to download your free printable goals planner for 2019!
I’ve started evaluating how I’ve done on this year’s goals to start to prepare for next year. It’s always fun to look back and see how far I’ve come.
This has certainly been a year of change both personally and professionally.
At the beginning of 2018, my husband and I had just put an offer in on a house after living with my parents for over 10 years. Now we are living happily in a wonderful little house that fits our family perfectly.
My big, huge, scary goal for the past few years has been to get to a place where I can afford to buy a house for my family. Now, I didn’t buy it outright, but it is my income that pays the mortgage!
It feels amazing to finally be in a home of our own. This year has been a flurry of taking back the overgrown yard, moving furniture around and figuring out how to take care of a house.
Professionally, this was the year that I opened and then closed Mill & Main Creative with my friend Courtney.
We grew so much faster than we anticipated and the summer was a blur. (It doesn’t help that school was out and kids were home!)
Then working on closing down this fall when Courtney decided that she didn’t want to be a partner anymore.
Now, I am finally settling down into the fall months and ready to close out this year with a bang.
Are you ready to plan with your 2019 Goal Planner?
Sitting down to plan an entire year might seem crazy but hear me out.
I like to think long-term as part of my planning process. It helps me get more done when I know what I am working towards.
Set a stretch goal, something you think might just be impossible…but really motivates you.
But don’t stop with just planning what you want to get done this year!
Take the time to break down your goals into quarterly chunks (this book is my inspiration!) and then monthly tasks that are actually do-able. How do you know if a goal is do-able?
First, evaluate the amount of time it will take you to make your monthly goal happen.
Do you have that amount of free time each month? Will you need to move things around or let go of some distractions?
Second, think about how difficult it will be to get that goal done.
Are you willing to dedicate yourself to that task? If not, then break that goal down into smaller pieces that stretch out over a longer period of time. (Cause you don’t want to burn out!)
You want to challenge yourself without getting overwhelmed. Try to find the sweet spot where it scares you a bit but still feels do-able.
I’ve created a simple goal setting planner for you to use to write all your goals down. Just enter your name and email address to get your free printable goals planner.
Download your free printable goal planner!
12 Simple Hacks to Get the Most out of Your 2019 Goals Planner
- Plan out what you want to have done at the end of the year
- Write those goals down!
- Break each long-term goal down into quarterly chunks
- Evaluate those goals for time and commitment
- Write the monthly goals down on your monthly goals worksheet
- Post each month’s goals where you can see it
- Read through your goals every day and keep them in the front of your mind
- Divide your monthly goals into weekly tasks
- Give yourself a set time each day to work on your goals
- Evaluate how successful you were at achieving your monthly goals
- Make changes to how you work on your goals if needed
- Celebrate your wins!
If you only do pay attention to two things they should be this: write it down and post it where you can see it.
If you forget your goals you’ll never achieve them!