Over the past few years, I’ve thought about starting a blog. A space to share my love for clothing, cosmetics, children, chaos, coffee, and well, you get it…all the C words.
I want to welcome you to this space and thank you for reading along. My hope for this blog is to share relatable life moments, great deals, and encouragements.
As we approach the new year, goals and aspirations have been heavy on my mind. The biggest weight, what is achievable in 2020? Followed by, how do I prioritize?
Prioritization for goals is all about prioritizing your time. I get it, some days I can’t squeeze one more thing into my day. So, how would you ever have time to focus on you?! Selecting those large rocks, prioritizing what is most important to you, and contributing 80% of your available time to achieving your goals is key.
Contributing 80% of your available time to one goal will look different for each of us. 80% could mean daily affirmations to build your confidence, or staying up 30 minutes later each night to have adult conversations with your spouse, or focusing each morning on getting up earlier to focus on you with a little self care. Now it would be hard and truly overwhelming to think about all of these at once but contributing 80% of your available energy to one would be terrific!
So, where to start?
First, right them down. I like to use a vision sheet to first think big picture. Segmenting my goals into 6 areas that are most important to me.
- Personal and/or professional growth
Next, be clear in exactly what you want to accomplish. Paint yourself a picture of the actions/tasks you’ll need to take, and most importantly set yourself end dates.
For example, our biggest family goal in 2020 is to break ground and move into our forever home. What do I specifically need to do to accomplish this? Well, here it is!
- Meet with bank to open construction loan in January
- Have driveway, electric, and water complete by March
- Break ground between April – July
- Make minor home improvement updates to current home throughout first 1/2 of the year
- List and sell current home by Fall
A more personal goal for myself is around my professional growth. I’d like to further expand my vocabulary and grammatical abilities. Its true! I’m the worst!! It’s some what ironic with me starting all the c words but very true!
- Set up daily review for a word of the day to expand my vocabulary
- Spend time building my composition and writing skills
- Continue learning from others by following and reading other like minded individuals
- Utilize a mentor to learn and build from
- Be open to feedback, constructive criticism, and additional support from others
Lastly, create a visual for yourself. A vision or inspiration board is the cherry on top. This year I have started a virtual vision board for myself and created a family cork board for those goals we have as a family unit. More to come on this cork board process in a future post!
This virtual vision board was created by an app I found. It is literally called “VISION BOARD“!
I took the 6 areas of my personal goals and created the 9 visuals off the highlights I hope this upcoming year brings.
What will help you follow through is making the time to review your goals. You need to put them in your face! Here are a few ideas to keep your goals at the forefront:
- Hang your vision board where you can see it daily
- Set reminders/events in your calendar to review monthly or every other month
- Find a gal pal or mentor to check in with you (an accountability buddy can do you wonders)
As you start thinking through what you want to accomplish in 2020, I hope this helps you build your thoughts into a plan!
Go crush ’em!