I sit in many parking lots. Not one to be still for long, I use this time to read or, more often, to scroll through the creative inspiration (sometimes overwhelm) that is Pinterest. Every once in a while something strikes me: a phrase, a project or an concept which is in perfect alignment with an idea I’ve been mulling. This is what happened last Friday. I found a brilliant free printable from Nettio Designs.
Through this season of resolutions and goal setting – otherwise known as January – I have been considering what it is I want to accomplish through 2015. I didn’t feel the pressure of announcing it to the world on January 1, nor was I focused on having it completed by the end of the month, but when I discovered this printable *DING*DING*DING* it was exactly what I needed to get it all done. Now, with them written down, I feel my goals are REAL.
For the first set, I needed something to address my perpetual state of personal flux and inconsistent practices. I need something as a regular reminder of my priorities so I don’t go down the rabbit hole! For that I made a set of MONTHLY goals:
I struggle with many of the same things that have plagued me for the last decade or longer. I expect I always will, but having them in my face might dull the edges of my failure. I repeated the phrase “simple goals” so as to remind myself that this, self care and love, is not supposed to be hard!
Getting my daily/monthly goals recorded gave me some much needed space – an opportunity to consider what I want to accomplish through 2015. What, by the end of 2015 will make me feel as though I did something? Big and small things. They all came with ease:
Again, a reminder that it will all get done 🙂 I like that it contains goals in all areas of my life: relationships, home, business, passions, self-care, kid-care. What a relief it was such to record such a painless and soul-driven list. Chances of all 15 items being finished are good!
Both 4″ x 6″ cards are printed, a couple of each, and placed in strategic spots through the house. The colours are the same as those on the main floor of my home so they can go anywhere. The framed prints (pictured above) are located in my office, the space where I hope to spend the most time. I can see them as I walk in and they are the last things I see when I leave the room and turn out the light at the end of the day. Eventually, when I become immune to their presence, I’ll move them, but so far that is their home.
I am so happy to incorporate my creative self with my pragmatic self. Ah, alignment. Bliss.
What are your goals? Do you have them written down? How do you address them?