February is the new January for goal setting, I hear.
I know. I said I wasn’t going to do this. But then the internet exploded with everyone setting amazing goals for the coming year, and I started getting itchy thinking about my lack of direction.
Turns out I really can’t function without goals, even if my highest aspirations for any given day are “take shower, feed baby, do…other stuff?”
So far I am a big fan of the Powersheets. I found them through Modern Mrs. Darcy, and I really like the high-level approach they lead you through to set your goals for the year. You start with a lot of exercises about your overall life vision and gradually focus in on goals that will support that vision.
Sounds simple because it is, and you could absolutely do it without the Powersheets. But I’m a sucker for paper products with pretty branding and inspirational quotes printed on them, so, there you go.
Anyway. I have five goals for the year. They seem vague, but where the Powersheets really shine is in the monthly/weekly/daily goals that support your overarching goals for the year. I really, really need those checklists to keep me on track; otherwise I get to the end of the month (or even the day, let’s be honest) and only managed to keep up (barely) with the super exciting daily stuff, like diaper laundry and cleaning the cat box.
I started off with a summary about each goal in this post, but per usual I have so much to say that I didn’t want to subject you to such a mammoth dissertation. So for today I will tell you what my goals are in general, and then we’ll discuss them further this week.
I know you are absolutely dying to find out, so let’s go. The five things I will be focusing on this year are:
- Legacy planning
- Happy (husband and) wife, happy life
- Write, write, write
- Gorgeous, dahling
- Memory makers
I know, it makes no sense! But bear with me and all will become clear. Sort of.
I also chose a word for the year, and that word is PRESENT. This came very easily to me, since I find myself trying to do five things at once, all the time, and not doing a very good job on any of them. I also obsessively check my phone. Like, every minute. I have no qualms about seeing what everyone on Facebook is up to while Natalie is nursing, but when she and I are hanging out and building block towers, it might be good to just pay attention to her and her excellent demolition skills rather than seeing if anyone else has liked my status in the last 30 seconds.
(Hey, while we’re here, let’s shamelessly segue to the fact that Happy Helmraths is now on Facebook! LIKE MAH STATUS.)
Now it’s your turn. Did you set goals for the year? Does your year have a word?
B-b-b-bird bird bird. Bird is the word.