My January 2018 Resolutions

I mentioned this before, but I’m trying something new with resolutions this year. I’m actually making them! Written down!

While the one-word approach has worked in previous years, I find that I do better with more clear goals/tasks/resolutions/etc.

So this year I completed Lara Casey’s Powersheets and have a more detailed approach. SO DETAILED.

I was supposed to come up with a word for the year, but still haven’t decided on just one. But each month, at the end of the previous month, I’m going to come up with some words for that particular month, and some monthly/weekly/daily goals for that particular time frame.

My January resolutions, and my approach to creating them.

For instance…

In January my daily goals were to:

  • Read the Bible
  • Stretch/exercise
  • Eat breakfast
  • Go to bed by 11:30pm
  • Drink 32 oz of water

In January my weekly goals were to:

  • Blog twice
  • Journal once

In January my monthly goals were to:

  • Plan vacations for the next 6 months
  • Organize the basement
  • Organize the kids’ room
  • Organize the master bedroom
  • Do Emily Ley’s Simplicity Challenge (new challenges each day were posted on Instagram)

I was skeptical about this approach at first, but honestly, this specific method has made a huge difference. In February I’ll continue with some of these goals (if I think I need continued accountability) but I’ll also come up with some new ones. For instance, going to bed before 11:30pm is actually happening consistently (SHOCKINGLY), and I’m getting much better at going to bed when I’m tired, so I don’t think I need external accountability of checking a box in my planner. BUT, I didn’t do as well with water consumption, so I’ll keep that on there. I also need the reminder to stay in the Word, so I’ll keep Bible reading on my list of daily goals.

Ultimately, I hope that the weekly and daily goals will become seamlessly incorporated in my life, and then I can drop them off my list as time progresses, so that I can add more.

I’m all about permanent lifestyle changes this year, in teeny tiny steps.

How are your goals going this year? What is your approach?

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5 Responses to My January 2018 Resolutions

  1. It’s amazing how certain things work for some people and certain things don’t. Having a word definitely doesn’t work for me but having seasonal goals as well as monthly professional and personal goals works really well!

    • Lisa says:

      Yeah I feel like in different seasons of life I’m more prepared to tackle different things… I loved having a word before, but at this point it just doesn’t hold me accountable enough and there are things I NEED to work on to get my life back in order!

  2. good for you! i’m glad you are trying something new when it comes to resolutions and goal follow through. yay! i’m all about those permanent lifestyle changes too. let’s do this!

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