I love goal setting. This time of year always makes me ready for a fresh look at my life and my priorities. Last week, we discussed how to set goals you’ll actually achieve. This week, I’d like to share some of my goals with you.
First, I know a lot of people that like to focus on one word every year with their goals. This word is a constant reminder of what they set out to achieve each year. Because I have goals in several different areas of my life this year, I was a bit challenged to pick one word. The word I chose can be woven throughout all of my goals.
In 2019, I’m going to be “committed.”
Committed to spending more time in God’s Word.
Committed to better self-care.
Committed to nurturing and deepening my relationship with my husband.
Committed to losing weight so that when we get pregnant with baby number two, I have a healthy pregnancy.
Committed to making writing a priority in my life.
Committed to growing my blog.
Committed to writing my book.
Committed to working towards being debt-free.
That’s a lot of commitment right there and probably even a bit overwhelming. This is why making SMART goals is so important.
My 2019 SMART Goals:
My Writing Goals:
- I am committed to writing two blog posts per week, preferably on Wednesdays and Saturdays.
- I will write one query or freelance submission per month.
- I will write 5,000 words, equivalent to one chapter, per month towards my first book.
My Personal Goals:
- I am committed to better self-care in 2019 by actively pursuing remedies for my health issues with my doctor.
- I am committed to nurturing and deepening my relationship with my husband by making date-nights and quality time a priority.
- I will workout at least three times weekly.
- I will eat a thyroid optimal diet including, but not limited to, consuming a gluten free and low sugar diet.
My Spiritual Goals:
- I will spend at least 15 minutes daily in God’s Word.
- I will pursue living a Spirit-led life of love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control.
My Financial Goals:
- I will pay off my credit cards this year.
- I will make $500 per month with my writing by the end of 2019 in order to start paying off my student loan debt.
Last, but definitely not least, I am committed to giving myself Grace when I don’t meet my own self-imposed goals and expectations. Because my plans for my life are most certainly not the same as, or nearly as important as, God’s plans for my life. His Word tells us in Proverbs 16:9, “We can make our plans, but the Lord determines our steps.”