Monday, January 28, 2019

So... I'm Already Struggling With My 2019 Goals

I've been struggling with motivation a bit lately, which is strange because this is usually the time of year when everyone (myself included) is raring to go thanks to all that zingy new year energy. For some reason I'm just not feeling it. Sure, I've set a bunch of goals for the year, but they're not propelling me forward like the have in the past. It's still January and I'm struggling with my 2019 goals. That's sad right?

I was telling (AKA complaining to) one of my friends about my lack of energy and I showed her my list of goals and the first thing she said was that they were all reasonable, but there was an obvious problem. On the list I had things like, 'Finish renovating the house', and she asked me what that entailed - I listed about 10 things. "Woahhhh", she said, "You're going to have to list each one of tasks as an achievement or you'll never feel like you're making progress". She was right, most of my goals for the year were too big to tackle in one go. The reason I hadn't started was because I didn't really know where to start!

Since half of goal-setting in my mind is telling people so you're accountable and hideously embarrassed when you don't get it done, I've decided to every month write down my goals and show them to the world. This way my big goals aren't giant mountains with no path up, but instead a monthly plan so that in 12 months all the small steps will add up to an entire journey.

February Goals 

(I'm not being lazy, but I do think it's fair to say January is over)

  • Commit to one hour of writing every week
  • Meditate for 5 minutes every day
  • Read a book that challenges me
  • Watch a documentary
  • Get the floors done in my house
  • Donate plasma
  • Sign up to a class to learn something new
  • Test out a new exercise class or gym
  • Learn to make bread dough 
  • Do one thing I've never done before
  • Have a sunset picnic
  • Buy seeds
Image: Collective Hub (this is the 2019 diary I bought for the year, you can check it out here)