Around this time of year is when we start to think about creating goals and making them happen.
I mean another year is gone, and a new one is beginning.
And to be honest, I just love this time of the year when you sit and reflect on the old year and make plans for 2018.
“New Year, new you” is one of my favorite sayings and with 2018 here why not find 5 Steps to Creating Goals For A Better You.
What are goals for a better you?
Before making any goals or new year resolutions that are hard to maintain for the next 360 days or so, create goals that are about you and beneficial to you.
Creating resolutions or goals that when not finished or completed will not make you feel great, is not worth it in my opinion.
Why not focus on creating goals that will help you be a better you during 2018. Goals that focus on you and a better you!
Why not just create a goal that focuses on bettering you! Just you.
If you have attempted other New Years goals and had failed then start by focusing on you and there is nothing to be ashamed about focusing on you.
You have to take care of you so why not create goals focusing on bettering you.
Why not start creating goals and maintaining them throughout the year?
These 5 steps to achieve goals for a better you will help you stay on track during the year.
A year where you take the time to focus on goals that make you feel good and are about you.
Let’s be honest here, as moms; we are continually focusing on everyone else except ourselves.
We feel that if we do something for us, we are bad moms. We develop bad habits that affect us as we think that once we become moms, we have to take care of our family.
Let’s make 2018 the year where we do things to better ourselves. Let’s do it without feeling guilty because hey we deserve it!
So are you with me? Do you want 2018 the year for a better you?
Let’s start by creating goals that we love.
Goals that we genuinely enjoy and help us evolve! This is why I’m so excited about the beginning of a new year. I feel like a new adventure begins!
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5 Steps To Creating Goals For A Better You In 2018
Analyzed the year before
Go back and look at the previous year and think of anything that made you feel good.
That being spending time with friends, reading a good book, volunteering, etc. Anything that you did the previous that you genuinely enjoyed and made you feel good.
Look for anything that made you feel great about yourself.
Small things that when completed during 2017 that felt amazing to you. Simple, meaningful things or events that you want to experience more in 2018.
During this year I found out that I love to write that I love to create products and I enjoyed food photography.
Reading books I never thought I enjoy was another activity I enjoyed too. I was very thankful that we had Amazon Unlimited and even happier when Amazon Prime included free access to a more prominent selection of books!
Again, look back and find things, activities, and events you enjoyed and would love to do it again this year.
Write down your goals for 2018
Now that you have looked back and had identified what those activities and events were you are going to write them down and create your New Year goals.
But before you do that below is an important point.
Keep your personal goals realistic and straightforward because this is important to achieving your goals.
If reading 12 books is one of your favorite things to do and you want to continue that then write it down.
If skydiving is a goal that you want to try this year but is something that is going to be hard to attain during 2018, then maybe you should move this goal to your bucket list.
Another example is continuing to lose weight in 2018 as a new year resolution.
Why make this goal small to probably 10lbs in 6 months instead of losing 100 lbs in the next 12 month.
See the difference?
Making goals that are realistic, smaller, and attainable will make you feel so good about yourself when completing them.
You know yourself more than anyone else, and you know what you are capable of doing when it comes to goals.
Share your goals with everyone
What's wrong with sharing your plans, goals, or resolutions with your family and friends?
Use social media to share your goals. These goals might help others and encourage them as well.
Create a team if possible to help you keep your spirits up and for support. Sharing your goals will also give you a sense of accountability as well.
By doing this, it will make you feel better and so good that you can encourage and share your experience with others.
Don't lose track of your goals
Write it down. Take pictures post it on your wall, anything that will remind you of what you are doing or what you want to attain.
Look at them.
By having a visual of what you want to complete will make you feel better. Will help you focus on what you want to do and complete.
Motivating your mind, heart, and soul will make you a better person and will help you succeed.
Celebrate small victories
Celebrating small victories aren't against the rules so why not celebrate.
Celebrate every time you accomplished baby steps. Make yourself feel good when it comes to your accomplishments whether big or small.
What is working for me
What can help achieve your goals?
During 2016 and 2017 I found a planner that worked for me and my needs.Now, noticed how I said worked for me and my needs.
You see, not every planner is alike, and for me, I needed to find that planner that kept me motivated and going.
I need to stay focus.
I need to feel good about myself.
I need to know that I can’t do it all.
Can you find good printable planners?
Absolutely, but you have to look at the cost of printing them as well. Sometimes you can score cute free planners and have them printed for less, and that is worth it.
Now, the Living Well Planner I used is not cheap but it works for me, and I will continue to use.
Honestly, this planner has way more perks than any other planner I have bought, and I love that I have access to a Facebook support group and a site where I can find great resources and printables to continue to help me with my home adventures.
When you purchase Living Well Planner I was able to join Crushing It™ Central and enrolled in Crushing It™ Bootcamp, and lastly I received access to the Crushing It™ Community. You can learn more about the Living Well Planner here.
These 5 steps to creating goals for a better you in 2018 will help you feel good about yourself regardless of what your goals will be.
Always put yourself first and make sure to create goals that are realistic and attainable.
Most importantly celebrates your wins regardless how big or small they are. What is the point of completing your goals or not completing your goals if you don't feel better about yourself by the end of the year?
A better you for 2018 requires steps but most importantly a sense of accomplishment when it comes to your goal settings. What steps are you taking to create goals for a better you in 2018?