My Journey to Setting Monthly Goals

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!

March Goals

  • 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!

4 thoughts on “My Journey to Setting Monthly Goals

  1. ashleyleia March 5, 2019 / 11:41 am

    Lately I’ve been doing best with focusing on weekly goals that I write down in my bullet journal.

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  2. Nathan Smith March 5, 2019 / 3:23 pm

    That’s a great idea! I’m hoping that my broader monthly goals can be turned into common weekly actions and start getting me into a routine.

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    • Nathan Smith March 6, 2019 / 10:22 am

      Isn’t it great? It helped me manage things that seem overwhelming for sure.

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