I’m a day-dreamer and pie-in-the-sky goal-setter. It legitimately surprises me when I actually accomplish goals that I set for myself, because they are usually so big that they stay only ideas. So it’s no surprise that I had great fun with the first part of this exercise (choosing goals) and much less fun with the second part (actually creating an action plan).
I have a long list of things I would like to accomplish in this lifetime. As an avid Harry Potter fan, one of my dreams is to visit the Wizarding World of Harry Potter in London and have a holiday feast in the Great Hall (yes, you can actually do that). I want to grow this blog to be a full resource of frugal, “crunchy” ways. I want to build a holistic health clinic with my husband after becoming certified as a health coach where I consult with clients and he trains them. I want to live in an RV and travel the country and give Tristan the coolest childhood possible, full of travel and learning and exploration.
Thankfully I married a man who seems to have his PhD in making his dreams happen. If he says he will do something, he figures out a way to get it done. I wish it were as easy as telling him what I want to do in life and he makes it happen…but I can learn from him!
The second part of the exercise is the hardest. Here are two goals broken down into “action plans.” The deadline for these goals is January 1, when my 2016 goals will begin. 🙂
- Be a fun, involved mom
- read a book with Tristan after work every day
- spend Sundays off of social media so I can be more present with my family
- try to keep my computer time to a minimum while Tristan is awake (so…most of my blogging stays early morning)
- laugh with Tristan daily (this usually happens anyway, but I want to be intentional!)
- Improve the blog
- Spend one hour each Saturday (except Tristan’s birthday) making behind-the-scenes improvements to the blog/marketing the blog
- keep a running list of blog post ideas and add to it daily
- create a “blog calendar” for scheduling future posts
It’s so exciting to not only have dreams but have the concrete, measurable things to do.
What are your goals? If you have no idea what I’m talking about, be sure to check out the Makeover Your Mornings course and join the fun!
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