SETTING GOALS AND HOW TO ACTUALLY ACHIEVE THEM.

 

I’ve always been a goal setter and I love the idea of having something to work towards. In the past I used to be partial to the dozen of half-assed New Years resolutions, which of course never worked out. Now I feel a lot different in terms of my various goals so I thought I’d speak a bit more about it today..

 

MAKE IT REALISTIC

I think that’s the problem why most of my goals have failed, I’ve made them SO huge that they seem pointless starting, as I feel like I have such a huge mountain to climb.

The more practical you make your goals, the more chance you have of completing them and acheiving that ‘feel good’ factor.

GIVE YOURSELF AN END DATE

I like to make mine monthly, but you could always go to the 3 or 6 month mark if you need more of a long-term option.

Having something to work towards keeps me productive, and because I’ve set a time structure to it, I know that it will make sure I’m accountable. I also make sure to treat myself once I’ve reached a particular goal, as it works wonder for my personality and keeps me excited to reach even more in the future.

 

INCLUDE THINGS YOU ACTUALLY WANT TO DO

I know that some goals have to be work or admin related, but make sure you include stuff that is guess what, FUN!

Keep it enjoyable by making a list of what you want to achieve, and you could always throw a few silly ones in there too. For example, I’m planning on going pink at some point in my hairstyle life!

Some of the goals I have:

  • Do a headstand in my yoga practice.
  • Read 50 books this year.
  • Finally go to see The Greatest Showman.
  • Feature in the Blogosphere magazine one day.
  • Be able to blog mostly full-time as my job.
  • Advertise my accounting business.
  • Learn to speak French.
  • Swim a mile without stopping (its been a while since I’ve done this one!)
  • Run a 10k- even if its not for a race or event.

 

Do you like to set goals?

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  • Amy Eade

    I do love setting goals and like you I definitely like them to be realistic! I never make new years resolutions anymore for that exact reason – I prefer smaller monthly goals that I know I’ll hopefully achieve 🙂
    Amy xx
    callmeamy.co.uk

    • Monthly goals are definitely where its at! I’m putting mine on my instagram highlights at the minute so it keeps me accountable too and I remember what I’m working towards for that month 🙂

  • This is such a great post! Setting goals is one things but actually achieving them is another. I used to set big goals and then felt miserable because I didn’t achieve them. Now I like to set little but realistic goals. x

    Antonia || Sweet Passions

    • Thanks so much Antonia! Little but realistic goals are definitely the way to go, plus treats when you achieve them too! 🙂

  • An end date is so smart! Gives a goal some solid guidelines!

    • YES! I’m loving 3 goals every month, I’ve been them on my instagram highlights so I know what I’m working towards for each month!

  • I love that your goals are from all spectrums of aspiration – I ought to follow these tips and get some goals achieved too! I totally agree that it’s important to treat yourself once you’ve hit a goal x

    Alice // The Rose Glow

    • Ooh I would love to see a post about YOUR goals! 🙂 I always find other people’s so interesting!

  • I felt really lost this year in terms of knowing what I want to do (work-wise) so I set a goal of switching job within the year – let’s hope I can make it haha. It does make a difference I have to say, even though it might be stressful I think it’s all for the better – plus having sight of what you want is much easier to focus on!

    Cherie ✿ delicately.xyz

    • Good luck Cherie, I’m sure you will smash it! 🙂 xxx

  • I’m quite rubbish at setting goals, but when I do it does help me give what I’m doing some structure and guidance! Having an end date (and a treat after of courseeee) is such a good way to motivate yourself xx

    Sophie | Sophar So Good

  • I’m really enjoying reading at the moment too. Your goal of 50 books a year is fantastic, well done! I’m a slow reader so I definitely get good value out of my books hehe but I’m noticing my reading speed going up lately the more I read so that’s good. I’ve been setting myself weekly goals as part of my therapy at the moment and it is helping me achieve more than I could before. Sometimes the goals seem hard to reach but I try to tell myself I at least tried and hopefully next time will be easier. xx