This year I’ve started to set two types of goals, yearly goals using one little word, and monthly goals using a monthly action plan.
The first step in the process of setting my monthly goals is to identify an area of my life that I want to work on for the month. I then set objectives for the identified area, then review if the objectives were met, hence determining whether or not my monthly goal was achieved.
In May my goal was to establish routines. Here’s the action plan I set in place to achieve this.
May goal – Establish routines
Blog more during the week.
Get up at 6am weekdays and work on post content.
Half achieved. I only did this for two weeks, but quickly discovered that I really enjoyed getting up early. Not only was it beneficial in getting posts completed, but it was a great way to ease into the day. Once I start my new job next month, this will be something that I actually do every day.
Exercise 4 times a week.
Go to the gym three times a week, and do a yoga dvd at home once a week.
Half achieved. I joined a gym and bought a yoga DVD. I went to the gym only twice a week, and have yet to use the yoga DVD. This is work in progress.
Establish a grocery shopping night.
Dedicate Thursdays to grocery shopping.
Half achieved. I only go grocery shopping once a week, but the day has varied. This is another work in progress.
Was my May action plan achieved?
No, I feel like May was a very bad goal achievement month for me. I’m not sure if it was because I was lacking motivation for life in May, or because once I set these goals I never looked at them again.
If you’d like inspiration on goal setting, or would like to see my past action plans, then please visit my Goal setting Pinterest board.
If you’d like to learn more about one little word please visit my One little word – olw Pinterest board.