I realized five months into the year that I never created a blog post sharing my goals for the year. Since it’s a worthwhile pursuit to check back in again and again on your goals list I’m using today to re-watch my goals list as I share it here!
I broke up my goals for the year into three categories where I really wanted to achieve things. Then in each area of life I wrote out several actionable goals. Here are the things I’m working on in 2019.
Earn & Steward
- Payoff Loan 4a
- Payoff Loan 3
- Monthly budget meetings and reviews
- Use sinking funds
- Tithe monthly
- Increase 529
- Lower grocery bill
- Lower utility bill
- Earn $1,000 a month online on average
Unplug & Rest
- Spend time outside
- Go to yoga weekly
- Spend time with God daily (pray, read, at least 5 minutes)
- No social media (1 x per month)
- Stick to part time work hours
- Create and keep uncluttered spaces
- Focus on self-care (routines, manicures)
- Practice gratitude
Grow & Learn
- Stop nail biting
- Go to therapy 2 times a month
- Read 1 book a month
- Read Bible plan
- Take a CPR class
- Try a new fitness class monthly
- Learn how to make stickers for planner
- Get involved in community
I’ve already checked in on my monthly goals for the first quarter of the year.
How did I do? Pretty well! I think I ultimately won’t achieve every goal but I will hit the majority of them on the track I’m on. It helps to have regular check-ins to gauge my progress.
I’m definitely on track with most of my financial related goals. This makes sense as it has become a bigger focus in my life in order to pay off debt.
Some things I’ll need to work on more and keeping spaces uncluttered and focusing on self-care. These two things are goals of mine but they can easily fall to the wayside when things get busy, schedules fill up, and other things take priority.
Another thing I’m struggling to accomplish is stop nail biting! So far the best detterent has been a dip nail manicure but I don’t have those in the budget currently. I may have to find a way to add them back consistently for a 6 month period so I can get my nails done often enough to stop myself from biting.
Things that are going well are my therapy attendance, reading books and the bible, practicing gratitude, and going to yoga. These habits are pretty well ingrained in my weekly rhythms now. Overall creating this list of goals to work towards has definitely improved the quality of my life overall.
I hope you are doing well working toward your goals for the year!