Another month, another set of goals ready to be crushed!
I don’t know about you but I love to sit down and think about my intentions for each month (well, I’m assuming you feel the same way or why else would you be on this very blog post?? ha). I love reflecting on the previous month, thinking about how I want to challenge myself in the month ahead, and then visualizing how I’m going to crush those goals! It truly is an amazing feeling when you are able to do this.. I would say it’s second to the feeling you get once you crush said goals 😉
For me, I like to focus my goals in three specific categories, Faith, Health, and Finance, and then find 1 to 2 things I would like to focus on within each of those categories. Some times, the goals within these categories don’t vary from month to month because I am all about building good habits in order to break bad ones. I want to make sure that the goals I set out to achieve, I’m not trying to achieve for just that one month but will continue working towards achieving that same goal for months to come until it is habitual. HOWEVER, one thing that I have learned on this whole goal setting journey is that each of these goals must be realistic! If you find that you have set a goal and you are unable to achieve this goal for months on end YOU NEED TO REVISE IT!
Want a real life example? The Good Lord did say “ask and you shall receive”, honey!
I have been working on improving my health and fitness since the start of this year. I had hit a breaking point and I wanted to make sure that I was taking care of the body I was blessed with as best as I possibly could. So, in January I set a goal to lose 5 pounds. It seemed realistic – a little over 1 pound per week. But then I soon came to realize that this was actually not a realistic goal for my body. I am not perfect (I know.. it came as a shock to me too), and I have my ups and downs. So while I was losing weight, it wasn’t necessarily coming off in 5 pound increments every month which would leave me feeling discouraged. But what did I do? I continued to make it a goal each month until the end of March rolled around and low and behold – I had not lost 5 pounds..AGAIN! I finally sat down and thought about my goals – was it really about the weight loss? Or was it about improving my quality of life, nourishing my body with the right foods, and committing to working out consistently at a rate that was sustainable? DING. DING. DING. We have a winner!
After I revised my goal, I found that I was feeling a greater sense of achievement knowing that I was able to reach the goals that I had set for myself. Now that is not to say that I didn’t stumble along the way…remember, I’m not perfect. I have to work my tushy off to get to where I want to be, and sometimes that means you have to fall on that tushy, get up, and try again. So what are your goals? Can you visualize where you want to be in life? Now break that big dream up into smaller, actionable goals and write them down!
Write them down on where, you ask? Such a good question 😉 I have created the cutest goal sheet for you! Pick your categories and then write in 1-2 REALISTIC goals for each one! Don’t wanna pick three categories? That’s okay too! Pick one or two and then use the remaining spaces to write out your favorite motivational quotes or Bible verses! Oh, and did I mention that it’s FREE? Just click right here to download 🙂
I would love to know some of the goals you have set! Leave a comment below and make sure to subscribe so you don’t miss any of my new posts!
Ready. Set. Go crush those goals! ❤