New Year Resolutions get a bad rap as a drunken declaration you make at one minute past midnight. A large, ill thought out gesture; thrown to the night sky, without any backup. No planning or forethought as to how you are going to achieve it.
First up, I think if we stop calling them ‘New Years Resolutions’ we can do away with the implied failure straight away. Let’s call them goals instead. Goals are great, but they are nothing without a well thought plan. Go back and click on those links to learn how to craft an OGSR that will let you achieve your goals in a structured step by step process. Or maybe you need some help focusing on some goals in the first place? Well, fair enough.
One of my goals for 2014 is to be better at blogging. I love LOVE LOVE LOVE blogging but I need to tighten my game. I’ve rounded up the best goal setting assistance I can find on the internet, because the beginning of the new year is a time ripe with sparkly inspiration and it would be a shame to waste that. Plus we don’t have to do it on our own. Lets dive in, shall we?
Personal Goal Setting – planning to live your life your way. A very thorough article from Mindtools that will really get you thinking.
Create your ideal life with goal setting. A word from the founder of lululemon AND a goal setting worksheet to download!
Before you get onto that, download this free 2013 Reflections PDF at This Is Lifeblood. You need to know where you’ve been so you can plan where to go.
Problogger has some great tips on refreshing your blog for the new year in 2014 Reboot: Get Ready for the New Year with a Blog Overhaul
Top 10 Blogging Tips from, err Blogging Tips 101 is a great place to start.
Gala Darling writes about rediscovering your sparkle in Want to Quit Blogging? Read this first. To be honest I adore everything Gala Darling writes and would encourage you to rush over to her blog for some magical inspiration. Yes, I’m a total fan girl!
Maybe you are after some time management tips? I know I am. Energy, Time, Work/Life: 4 New Ways to Organise Your To Do List. God knows I love a list, or two*.
Bonus Link! Improving my health is always, always one of my goals, and is obviously a work in progress. I love The Wellness Project because it talks about health in a holistic, spiritual way, and I love this article in particular: 7 Healthy Hangover Cures.
You I just might need this on the first of January…..
Happy New Year, lovely people! Do you have any goals for 2014 that you’d like to share? I hope these links get your closer to setting and achieving some great goals for 2014. (Lets not call them resolutions.)
* or maybe 20. What? Who are you, the list police?