Setting goals isn’t just for the beginning of the year!
When we’re at the beginning of a new year our goals are new and sparkly and we’re all ready to hit the ground running. We might even have a brand new, sparkly planner all ready for us to get to work and start filling it with all of those appointments, plans and goals we have for this new year.
You might also be wondering why I’m writing this in August when the new year is still 4 1/2 months away. Well, it’s because a lot of times we lose focus as the year goes on and we tend to lose sight of those goals that we started the year out with. So, we need to refocus and gain sight of those goals again.
According to Noxuhair blog, one of the reasons we lose focus so quickly is, “because we don’t immediately see the results we desire. We live in a world where instant gratification has become the norm. When we don’t see the results we want as quickly as we want, we become discouraged. Another reason is the fact that we haven’t put a plan in place to achieve our goals. I’m sure we’ve all heard it said that a goal without a plan is just a dream. Without a strategy to achieve our goals, it is easy to get distracted and/or discouraged.”
If you’re at that place of distraction or discouragement I want to share some tips with you to help you refocus on your goals and begin to see clearly again.Get back to making daily to-do lists! #planning #todolist #goals Click To Tweet
Tips for refocusing:
- Get back to making daily to-do lists with no more than 10 items including household duties. If you’re an entrepreneur it’s easy to get distracted by all of the things that you want to do in your business, but you can’t do them all in one day. Spread things out and have a set time to do each thing.
- Re-envision your vision board (find mine here). I wrote a post all about vision boards and you can read it here. Having a vision board is important to help you envision your future and the things that you want to do. So go back and take a look at what you put on your vision board and see exactly what you have accomplished, you just might be surprised.
- Choose 1-3 things that become the top priority for each day and make them the sole focus of your day. According to Dumb Little Man Blog he suggests that if you try to focus on more than 1-3 goals you easily get off focus.
“If you constantly have trouble keeping to your goals, maybe you’re spreading yourself too thin. Pick 1-3 goals that are most important to you, and stick to them. Don’t bother yourself with any other goals until these goals are achieved (or unless priorities shift and these goals no longer reflect what you want in life).” –Dumb Little Man Blog
- Have an accountability partner. Having someone to help keep you on track and you doing the same for them helps everyone stay more focused. Choose someone who isn’t going to be easy on you if you keep making excuses. You need someone who is going to hold your feet to the fire so to speak and help you to meet your goals even in hard times.
- Get that shiny (well maybe less than shiny now) planner out and put it to use! You can read about Emily from HoneyBee Joyous’ planner here. Another idea is using a bullet journal which I’ve started doing too and I love! You can follow my planner board on Pinterest here.