New Year Planning

Whether you make resolutions, have a word for the year or don’t bother with any of that, there is still something about the start of the year that makes you think about planning for the future.

I love a good list, so rather than resolutions I like to make a list of things that I would like to achieve within the year. I cross things off as I go, and add new things as they come up. I tried it last year and it worked really well so I’ve made a new list for this year.

Looking back over last years list was quite an eye opener. I had actually crossed quite a lot off! There were a couple of things that weren’t relevant in the end, as well as some things that just didn’t happen, but there were also things that I had done that weren’t even on the list.

The secret to my success could be that I made sure my achievements were achievable by using the SMART targets that I talked about in last years blog post, Setting Goals. I deliberately kept things simple which meant that I could easily build on any successes and keep moving forward. You can catch up on last years post here.

This year I have set myself some new things to aim for as well as carrying a few over from last year that I didn’t quite manage. I might also try to keep a list of achievements this time too. It will be interesting to see how I fare this time!

What plans are you making? I’d love to hear them. You can share them with me in the comments below or you can find me on Instagram or Facebook.

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