Happy New Year Everyone!
It's that time of the year where resolutions, goals and theme words ooze out of every media platform. As a compulsive list-maker and goal-setter, I have no complaints about this trend. I'm an ardent believer in the setting of goals, not just every New Year but as a tool to be used every time my life needs to be redirected.
On to the actual content of this post, here are 5 types of goals (with examples) that I will be setting this year to define the life I want to live in 2020 and beyond.
- Concrete actions to build new relationships
- Concrete actions to sustain and nurture old relationships e.g weekend getaways with loved ones, reach out more via text, phone call or emails
- Goals to strengthen connection with kids, spouse, siblings etc
Family Life Goals
- Food goals centered around having a healthier diet that addresses any health issues we're trying to address
- Goals regarding family habits like TV time, vacations, parenting etc
- Home maintenance goals like I need to pay for a cleaner twice a month!!!
These can be either saving or spending goals e.g
- Save down payment for a new home, renovation or random appliance
- Keep track of budget and spending
- Reduce eating out budget to $xxx per month
- Stick to a budget
- Career and personal development objectives
Goals centered around the things I do/wish to do for relaxation and fun
- Read xx number of books
- Get a massage once a month
- Run a number of 5K races
- Workout for 20 minutes 3 times a week
- BLOG MORE!
- SHOP LESS!
My spirit and relationship with God needs to be nurtured just as much as the earthly/physical relationships. Some goals I've set in the past to address that are:
- Commit to daily devotional time
- Read some or all of the bible within a certain timefrace
- Dedicate time to volunteer work
- Commit of a spiritual retreat, conference, group fast or something new that I've never tried before as a Christian
Now for full disclosure, the above is not a listing of all my goals and resolutions for 2020. That would be way too much and I'd probably fall off the wagon by March.
In practice, I like to chose the 1-4 goals that are most important to me and document them somewhere and then work very hard to meet said goals. Sometimes I win and sometimes I lose. Regardless of outcome, I'm just happy that I tried.
Hope we all have a blessed and fulfilling 2020.