If you have been following along with my blog over the last few years then you know that I am a goaldigger. 😉 Each year I post a blog outlining my goals for the year, following up with a 6-month check in and an end of year follow up.
In 2017 I decided to switch up my goal setting process. Instead of just crossing achievements off my list, I wanted my process to include the feelings I hoped to have after achieving my goals, and the person I wanted to become.
This is part two of my three part goal setting series. This article is going to help you achieve your desired #2018FEELS while improving your life! I created an 8 page workbook that you can download for free!
SELECT YOUR AREAS OF FOCUS
I have selected the following five areas of focus; Fitness, Personal, Fun, Business, and Financial. You are welcome to use these areas of focus, or take a big old sharpie and cross them out and add your own.
Think about which areas you want to improve in your life. this will help you to decide which new habits and goals you should focus on.
DETERMINE HOW YOU WANT TO FEEL
Once you have identified the areas you want to improve, you need to determine how you want to feel in each of those area. Select 1-4 feelings that you hope to achieve in each area of focus.
These are one word feelings examples could be; accomplished, grateful, strong, empowered, calm, balanced, fit. There are literally thousands of options so take your time here. These feeling should inspire and motivate you to make the changes you want in your life.
For example, I decided that 2017 In 2017 I want to feel calm and balanced, I want to forgive the past, release the future and SHOW UP for the present. Check out my post here to see how I set out to MAKE IT HAPPEN.
How do you want to feel in 2018?
Set goals and habits
Now that you know which areas of your life you are going to focus on improving its time to make it happen!
You can decide to implement a new habit in your life. For example if you want to feel strong and fit you might incorporate cardio daily, strength training weekly and a bigger objective like a 5km run for the year.
In the workbook, you will be able to write down 5-20 habits or goals. Select how often you will work on it: is it going to be daily, weekly or monthly? Acknowledge the feeling you hope to achieve by incorporating that goal or habit as well as how it will help you.
Now that you know how you want to feel in 2018 and you have a plan for how you are going to achieve those feelings it’s time to make it happen!
Most importantly at the end of the year you need to reflect on the areas of your life you chose to focus on. Did you achieve your desired feelings? Maybe you accomplished the tasks but they didn’t provide the feeling you were hoping for. Perhaps they uncovered other desires that you were previously unaware of.
This is all OK. Reflect on where you fell short and celebrate you’re where you exceeded. This is all part of the process which will help to build your subsequent years goals.
Let’s get started!