2018 begins in just 2 days! This year went by so quickly and I’m looking forward to what’s next. Have you even thought about your goals for 2018? If you haven’t, now’s the time. What do you want to accomplish in 2018? Is there anything you want to change?
Before you can even start setting goals, you need to determine your focus. Your focus can be defined by answering one simple question…
What is important to you?
Ok, maybe the question isn’t that simple. But, if you chose a word for 2018, it shouldn’t be that hard to answer. My word for 2018 is consistent and my focus and goals are in line with that.
For 2018, my focus is on my family, health & wellness, paying off debt, and keeping up with this blog. All of these things require consistency in order to be successful. Once I figured out my focus, setting my goals was easier.
Remember, when setting goals, make sure they’re SMART: specific, measurable, attainable, realistic, timely. My goals for 2018 are:
- Take a family day trip once a month
- Pay off 3 credit cards
- Read 12 books
- Try 1 new recipe per month
- Exercise 5 days every week
- Drink 5 bottles of water daily
- Get 10k steps daily
As you can see, my goals are in line with my focus and my focus is in line with my word of the year. See how all that works together?
You may find that working backwards is better for you. Start out with a few goals; just some small things you want to achieve in 2018. Can you see a common theme among them? Maybe your goals are more financial or self-care related. The theme you see is your focus. Now, review your focus and find your word of the year.
Is one of your goals to be more active? Check out my latest 30 Day Fitness Challenge to get you started! It starts January 2 so grab your spot.
If this post seems repetitive, it’s because goal setting is very important. Even more important than setting goals is following through. It’s not enough to have good intentions. If you don’t follow through on your goals, you’ll never achieve them. I don’t know about you, but I don’t like wasting time and that’s how I see setting goals I’m not going to follow through on.
What are your goals for 2018?