Welcome back everyone. It’s 2016 and I am hoping that along with this new year, you are welcoming a new version of you. While I used to turn my nose to the idea of using New Year’s as a means of reinventing yourself, I have sort of come around to the idea. Why not take the beginning of a brand new year to rejuvenate yourself?
Every year I like to sit down and write out all of the things that I accomplished during the past year and all of the things I want to accomplish with the next 365 days that are ahead of me. For some reason, when I started to jot down all of the things I want to accomplish with 2016, the list was endless. I started to get this panic feeling like I didn’t do enough last year and because of that, I need to do almost too much this year. This is often what happens when I think of all the things I want to do with my life so I took a step back, a big deep breath, and grabbed a new sheet of paper.
When it comes to making a list of goals for the year I try to consider realistic targets that will get me closer to the ‘big’ dreams. In order to do this I think about the big picture and what I really want from my life. Then, I break those ideas down into more attainable achievements for the next year. For example, let’s say you want to become a graphic designer. Well, that’s a great goal, but it also might take more than a year to actually accomplish that. Instead, make the goal to enroll in a school or class for design. Having this as a goal puts you one step closer to your ultimate wish list and having that smaller goal in front of you is much less intimidating. I have found that using this method makes my goals for each year much more accessible and less overwhelming.
Here are some of my to-do’s for the next twelve months:
Let me know what your goals are for this upcoming year and how you plan to achieve them!
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