At the beginning of this year, I shared my 2019 New Years Goals and although, most people tend to fall off track within a few months, I was determined reach these goals (and exceed them). Today, I’m talking all about the importance of a mid-year goal check in along with the four things that I use to simplify the process.
With crazy busy lives, goals can easily get overlooked and often we’re so focused on the things that are currently going on in the present that we don’t really plan for the future. In the past, I (like many others) didn’t really make much of an effort aside from proclaiming my goals. Of course, I wanted to achieve them but I didn’t really have the time to do it or a game plan in place. This year, I decided to get more serious about it and now I’m seeing all the little things finally start to pay off.
Mid-Year Goal Check In
Here’s a list of goals that I set for myself at the beginning of the year:
- Make Health a Priority
- Find Inspiration Through Travel
- Be More Confident
- Kick Out the Clutter
- Be More Selfish
- Put 110% Into My Business
- Get More Organized
- Expand My Creativity
- Don’t Be Afraid to Take Risks
- Be More Intentional
- Be Myself
I’m proud to say that I’ve either already hit my target goal and have since set new goals or it’s currently in progress and I’ve have incorporated it into my daily life! In the past seven months, I’ve made some pretty intense lifestyle changes for my health, booked travel for nearly every month this year, took some huge risks with my business and worked on myself personally (just to name a few). But even then there is one thing I’m constantly working on everyday to ensure that things go smoothly… organization. To make sure I’m hitting my small goals each and everyday, I have been diligent about my organization and planning.
These are the things that have made my life so much easier:
My Life Planner
Seriously, I don’t know what I would do without this! I tried the whole phone thing but I think I just do better when I physically write things down. Not only does it help me stay on top of daily, weekly and monthly tasks, but it also allows me to easily keep track of my goals. In fact, I’m already planning things for next year so I just got a 2020 planner (too early? ha!). Normally, I write my monthly goals down on the page before the monthly calendar, but this one actually has a place to write them down! The organizer in me is so pleased 😀 Plus I love that I can change out my cover anytime I get bored and can add different personalized attachments like my…
To Do List
In the past, I’ve always written my to do list on my phone (that I would never look at) or on various sheets of paper (that I would misplace). I just got this attachment for my planner and I don’t know how I ever lived without it! It’s dry erase so it can easily be changed up whenever. I currently use it for daily tasks for the blog to ensure things run smoothly day to day as well as personal reminders (gym, cooking, relaxing, etc). I have similar attachments that include a travel packing list (I literally use this one ALL THE TIME), a grocery store list and meal planner, and a monthly bill and savings tracker. These attachments are seriously the most genius idea ever and they keep me on task each day.
Another genius idea! I’ve made quite a few changes this year and this has helped SO much. Basically you just write down a “habit” or something you want to start incorporating in your life and check off the boxes each time it’s accomplished. It’s an easy way to ensure that things not only get done but that good habits are developed too. This is especially helpful for me because I tend to stop doing things after a few times because I get busy or just forget.
This year I started a new series called Month in Review and it’s something I look forward to each month! I love being able to share more personal tidbits of my everyday life but I also love that it keeps me accountable with my annual goals and my seasonal bucket lists. Plus I find that when I write (or type) things down, it’s almost always accomplished whether it’s purposely or subconsciously.
Now you know all my secrets and why I love a mid-year goal check in 🙂
Will you be incorporating any of these tips to help you achieve your goals? Do you have any tips of your own?
Let me know below!
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