Are you interested in learning how people set personal goals? Here is an example of Goal setting for the New Year. In this post, I talk about my own goals so you can learn how easy it is to set them.
For years, I’ve loved to write Yearly and Monthly Goals. It is one way how I keep myself accountable. Last year, I couldn’t blog about the monthly goals because I was learning a new technique. It is called the 12 Week Year and I loved LOVED it. InshaAllah more about it in a post of it’s own but today, let me tell you about my new year goals.
Word for the Year
I love having a word for the year to guide me in being intentional and positive. My word for this year is Create.
Last year it was Fearless. I was Fearless in many thing – learning to swim, going back to school and not care about being judged for choosing topic that nobody cares about, speaking a language that I couldn’t master my entire life (!), pulling my kids out of madrasah because that was where my kids were NOT happy… I put aside my fears to choose me. It took lots of guts because I was feeling like a people pleaser!
This year the word is CREATE.
How do I come up with a word for the year? That’s not very difficult actually… it’s basically the words that speak to you. I just think up of all the ‘power words’ that I feel I need or want or describe the feeling of what to do the coming year. The word that speaks the most to me is it.
Goal Setting for the New Year 2020
Do you know about Mom Planning?
I have been writing a Mom Plan since 2016. Every year, I go in and make goals for the coming year. But these goals have a purpose. These aren’t just random, spur of the moment ideas or ‘shots at the moon‘ as I like to call them… they are intentional and well thought out steps that will inshAllah some day lead to my big Life goal.
I offer a course on How to write a Life Plan if you are a mother. You can check it out here.
My Mom Plan Goals for 2020
So to start with… I break down my Life Plan into 10 categories.
These topics are just as a guideline so that I know how to work.
My year plan is broken up into four quarters. That is roughly 12 weeks. Below is a rough guideline of what I want to accomplish this year.
As I said earlier, my personal goal is that I want to Create – better opportunities, better relationships, crafts, my own business goals, family bonds… I want to just go out and make it happen not wait for things to present themselves.
So since, my life’s goal is that I want to live my life such that I am a hope and service to those around me, the word I use for that is ‘Useful’. I want to be able to give back more than I take – may it be from life or people.
My word of the year helps me fulfill that. This year, I feel that I need to be thinking less and doing more. So this year, God Willing, I’ll go out create those opportunities and bonds. I’ll make it happen!
Alhamdulillah, I was very intentional about my health last year. Although the year started with lots of pain (I was diagnosed with Fibromyalgia and Rheumatoid Arthritis), but Alhamdulillah I was able fight back. My husband and I chose to embrace healthy living over medicines.
I enrolled myself into swimming, I went to the gym regularly, I hired a personal trainer and we ate healthy with an intention.
This year, I hope to continue that. I am going to try and keep up with my schedule of 3 days of gym and more water intake. I want to learn to swim Butterfly Stroke and I need a full Women’s health check up done this quarter.
I’ve been thinking a lot about what direction I want to take with my kids. Alhamdulillah, I love that we have grown stronger as a family together but there are some new age related issues coming up.
It does not get easier when kids are older. Nope.
One thing is that, we are struggling with resistance, self reliance and anger management. Three different things with three different kids. They also need to be more confident in their routines.
How will I make this happen? We have been talking about emotions and better way to accept defeat.
We are also talking about family rules and how we need to remember them at ALL times.
There is a constant reminder about respect and how the child and adult can both me more accepting of each other. We should all give each other more chances to express our emotions but respectfully.
I hope to focus on this this year. I have already bought some books so inshaAllah there is going to be lots of learning at this season of my motherhood journey. Hopefully we can find some techniques that help us with this phase of their life.
Last year my goal was to have a stronger relationship with the Quran and pray on time – with the adhan.
Alhamdulillah, I was able to do it most of the time, Ramadan was the best last year. My children and I were able to establish good timings. What worked was having one Quran time for the whole family.
This year my intention is to start with hifz. I love that my children are memorizing – we are a bit slow but… we are getting there. I love that we have worked things out.
Alhamdulillah, they’ve been my inspiration and I’m able to learn with them. This year, I want to be a role model for them that I start my own memorizing journey. This is something that’s VERY hard for me because I have emotional issues that have been hindering me. But, I am going to make this work… even if it is just one ayah. InshaAllah
Aagh… investments! I know Z and I need to discuss a better way to manage our money. It’s useless to earn more money when you are only sitting on it.
I will not rant.
We need ideas for healthy family entertainment. I need a digital detox. I am going back to SAFE mode.
This year, we are back to bigger traveling plans. More road travel, visit more cities in and out of the country. Visit family abroad (Create stronger bonds, remember).
We are already planning the summer. By the time you read this, inshAllah we will be somewhere on a road trip! (Update: We took a train trip. I’ve just returned)
I shared my insight about friends on my Instagram a few days back. I have been actively building my network to find more people who are out of my circle. To be honest, I need a tribe of people in real life who understand my work.
So, Create meaningful relationships, inshaAllah.
We need to streamline those home systems.
On the cards this year, is reorganization of our home to get rid of furniture that no longer works. The kids are older now. Also, we have to embrace our lifestyle and arrange the house how we are. It’s useless to have a drawing room when what we really need is a library and living room!
Oooh boy… this is where I meant ‘go out and create opportunities’.
The past few years, I’ve been going over and over in circles because I am an expat wife. So now I am frustrated. I need an arrangement that works!
I have no idea what I am going to do but I will be keeping my eyes open for opportunities.
I’ve created my own community… I’m giving back, but the engagement is not the kind I want. Somewhere during last year, my sense of community began fading… I want to renew that. I need to build my people and give back all that love. I think I am doing a bit but I am not satisfied.
So those are my goals for the year. If you want to learn how to write life goals and work on them very day, I can help you. I share the exact templates that I use – the prompts, the charts and routines that make it easy for me here on my blog. Come on and join me and my community. Sign up below!
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