As this year is quickly coming to an end and 2020 is right around the corner, we start thinking about creating clear goals for the new year.
We often get blocked here, not knowing how to start and make the first step. Some prompts I like to use when creating my goals are:
- What do I want and what makes me happy?
- What do I do already that makes me happy?
- Why do they make me happy?
- What are some new things I want to try?
- How can I set out of my comfort zone?
- Would adding these things into my life affect me in a positive or negative way, and why?
- What bad habits and routines do I need to cut out of my life to get me where I want?
- What good habits and routines do I need to add into my life to get me where I want?
Now that we have an idea of what motivates and makes us happy, questions I ask myself when I thinking about how to achieve my 2020 intentions are:
- Who are people in my life that could help me achieve my goals?
- Who do I need to reach out to to get the help I need?
- What habits can I change or do straight away, and what will take more time?
When creating new goals I try to make some small easy tasks and other bigger year and lifetime goals.
For the small goals it could be making daily affirmations or create simple tasks to complete weekly.
And when setting bigger goals that you want to achieve within the year and beyond, it could be to stop biting your nails, go bungee jumping and to take up every cool opportunity you are faced with.
And then the fun creative part. Putting all your intentions and goals together in a way that motivates you to achieve them. I like to keep my finished products place I look at all the time, so that it constantly reminds me of them. Here are a few ways you could display your 2020 intentions:
You could create a Vision Board covered in pictures, quotes, goals and memorable objects which display your true authentic self and the years direction.
If you are more of a writer you can write down your goals into a notebook or journal, where they are more confidential and on hand.
And if you aren’t so creative or like doing your work online, there are many task makers, such as Asana, which is what I use. This allows them to be more structured and on you at all times.
Goal setting can be very helpful to create a year with purpose and intention.
Try something that scares you or something you’ve always wanted to do. Do things that make you happy, and let’s make 2020 our best year yet!!