It’s that time of year again; new years resolutions! Eek! The phrase alone is enough to fill most people with dread, but fear not, we can make them bearable.
I’ve written about goal setting before; goals need to be achievable and risk free in order to be successful. I’m sure you’ve heard about SMART goals before, but if you haven’t, you want your goals to be: Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Relevant and Time-Bound.
Basically you want to know exactly what your goals are, and be able to measure your success. Your goals need to be something you can achieve, relevant to your life and ambitions, with a set time frame.
Pretty easy right?
I know the basic things I want to achieve in 2016, but I have yet to set any specific dates. I’m sure I’ll add to these throughout the year.
My 2016 goals
Go fully freelance.
Start work as a freelance writer, with some virtual assistant stuff thrown in.
Create a proper schedule for my blogs. (I want to up my blogging game in a big way in 2016! I love the creativity and community involved with blogging, and I want to set myself clear plans and goals.)
Learn about investing.
Start a proper saving plan.
Start a private pension(?)
Make as much as I can online every month. (not sure how much to aim for at the mo.)
Go on holiday, or put away savings for next year.
Life & Health
Get weight loss surgery. (So, a pretty big one! My life is about to change in a huge way and I can’t wait.)
Join a gym.
Learn to drive.
Publish an ebook.
Practice mindfulness regularly.
Read as much as possible. (Still a bit slow reading after my head injury, so won’t set exact figures.)
Get out more, do more things I love, be as happy as possible!
I want 2016 to be: A year of grafting, change and happiness.
I will start: Taking concrete steps towards my dream future.
I will stop: Staying in so much!
Top 5 Goals
- Get weight loss surgery.
- Learn to drive.
- Go freelance.
- Regular savings.
- Blogging plan.
To help you get started with your goals, here’s your free 2016 goals worksheet.
What are your goals for 2016?