So, here we go! It’s January and it’s time to put all of those goals I have into action. My biggest goals for 2018 are to end the year thinner and more financially secure than when I started it, which means I need to put in the work to make that happen. It won’t just magically occur without deliberate action on my part!
Usually for my monthly goals, I name around five goals I’d like to work toward during the month, but I’m changing things up a bit in 2018. Instead, I have two categories for my monthly goals: Biting Off My Yearly Goals and Nagging Tasks. The first category is exactly what it sounds like: I’m taking those big yearly goals and putting specific action steps in place to be able to accomplish them by the end of the year. And the second category are tiny tasks that don’t have anything to do with my yearly goals; they’re just these nagging things I need to get done and I’m much more apt to do them if I have to report back in February. 🙂
Biting Off My Yearly Goals
> Start tracking my food on MyFitnessPal (goal: lose 30 lbs)
> Drink only water and coffee while at work (goal: cut out soda completely)
> Email two therapists (goal: start therapy)
> Write 10,000 words in my novel (goal: finish my novel)
> Make a file on my computer compiling all of my mom’s engagement and wedding photos (goal: make a wedding album for my mom and stepdad)
> Schedule a carpet cleaning (Dutch has destroyed my carpet and it needs a deep cleaning from a professional company)
> Put together my bookshelf (I bought one last weekend!)
> Sell my coffee table (I really want to redo my living room and it starts with getting rid of my coffee table)
> Donate my old laptop (y’all, it’s just been sitting in my apartment collecting dust for a YEAR)
> Frame the photo I bought in Puerto Rico and hang it up (it’s so gorgeous and has just been sitting in its plastic wrap for 8 months)
What’s something you want to accomplish in January?