Like any other day, I was scrolling through social media when I came across an interesting article. Apparently, you’re more likely to achieve your goals if you write them down. This is not just some cliche – it’s actually backed up by science. I was a little surprised, but then I thought about all the goals I have for this coming year. To be honest, they’re quite vague, and that isn’t helpful. How can I achieve something if I don’t really know how to get there?
So instead of biting off more than I can chew, I’ve decided to segment my goals and try to turn them into manageable actions that I can take in the month ahead. I think when it comes to setting and achieving goals, specificity is key. This is where I struggle – setting a goal of ‘reading more’ isn’t specific enough for me to feel like I achieved anything. With that in mind, here are my goals for the month of March!
Read 2 books
Try Yoga at least 5 times
Meditate 3x per week
Take my medication every day
Write character sketches – and the first chapter! – of my new novel
I have plenty of other things I want to achieve this month, but I think those are actions that are attainable and will help spur my personal development. I’ll check in again on this at the end of the month to see how I did – don’t worry, I will hold myself accountable. Good luck with your goals for the month – I know you can do it!
What are your strategies for goal setting? How do you achieve your goals? Let me know in the comments!