I hope you had a wonderful Christmas and are planning towards a prosperous 2018.
This is the time of year when most people set out New Year goals. I know they are known as resolutions but I like to refer to them as goals. We can be over-ambitious when writing our goals and as a result fail to focus on how we are going to actually achieve those goals on a practical level. Without the small steps and milestones it is almost impossible to achieve the outcome we require. We need to break our goals down into small chunks therefore feeling a level of achievement when completing a task. We also need to write our goals down on a notebook – the nicer the better!
I have been reflecting on the past year; which goals I met, which are ongoing and how I dealt with setbacks.
I did not quite finish reading the bible in the year but came close. Had this not been one of my goals, I doubt I would have achieved even this.
I began reading more books towards the end of the year. The only issue is where to store them as our bookshelf is full. I am slowly gravitating towards owning a kindle.
Another goal was enjoying each moment. I have certainly improved but there is room for development. My daughter recently complained I am always cleaning and tidying our home. You would think she would appreciate living in a clean and tidy home. Her use of the word ‘always’ is somewhat misleading. Perhaps she wanted my attention there and then as children do and became frustrated when I was busy doing housework. Bearing in mind through the complaining, my daughter did not once offer to help to reduce my load.
I must say my mind pondered on hiring a cleaner on at least five occasions over the Christmas period. I hosted nine people on Christmas Day and two family members over the week. Guests certainly equals more work but we had fun!
What goals did you set in 2017?
Did you put milestones in place?
Will you approach your goals in 2018 any differently?