I am trying my hand at setting bi-monthly goals, and using a planner to keep track of them as well as my moods and habits. It’s working so far, so today I thought I would share my end of year goals (since it is now November, they will also be bi-monthly goals).
Why set them at all?
Well, as someone smarter than I has said, it enables you to look forward to your future when you are planning them, and look back at your past to see your progress. But I personally believe the key to goal-setting and accomplishing them is WRITE THEM DOWN.60% Off Invites, Cards & Stationery + 15% Off Sitewide – Use Code: NOVEMBERSHOP – Starts: 11/04/2019 12:00 AM Expires: 11/08/2019 11:59 PM PST
In November, because of Nanowrimo(National Novel Writing Month), I am pretty singularly focused on writing goals. I really intend to finish this WIP (work in progress) this month. The first draft will be done. Finis. Arrivederci, first draft. Buh-bye. (as of this blog, I am at 44,075 words aiming for at least 90k)
If you are a writer, then you already know that NANOWRIMO word count goals are about 1670 words a day-times 30 days=about 50k. So, as you can see, this is totally an obtainable goal.
What are my other goals?
Aside from that, I have many things that are waiting to be done in my every day life, such as reading, taking the dog for her shots, and traveling north for holidays this month. I still try to journal every day, exercise every day, meditate every day, and so forth.
I do not really have trouble with most of those goals, as since I am what you call, sort of retired, I have plenty of time. But I do feel that by writing down goals and keeping a planner, I won’t forget anything, and I won’t waste time which is precious to us all.
I am addicted to one program on satellite television, but I won’t go into that. It is my guilty pleasure, and one that I also plan for *stars and hearts*.
My life is very full, albeit not with job-related things (unless you are counting writing as my job, which my husband DEFINITELY does). It is taking me a little while to accept that this maybe the very definition of my life now. I am a writer.
I have always said that was what I wanted to do, and well, now I have it. No longer is obtaining a writing career a goal. It is now a reality. So, looking at it from that perspective, I guess I can strike it from my bucket list. (click here to see more of my bucket list items)
Are you goal-setting? Planning for a prosperous 2020? Share it below in the comments!