We love goal setting for the new year. Here are five different ideas you can use as you create goals for the upcoming year. Read along to find out what they are!
1. TRAVEL TO A NEW DESTINATION.
Travel to a foreign place you have never been to. This doesn’t have to be just one place. It could be multiple places. The reason being is that, we learn so much more when we travel. It’s not necessarily about how far we go, but about where we go and how we decide to experience it for ourselves. We’ve become so much more intentional with our travel, just taking our time wherever we go. Essentially, visit more foreign places - travel more.
2. PURSUE YOUR INTERESTS.
Go after a hobby or an interest that you have been putting off that you’ve always wanted to do. Maybe you’re an artist, maybe you like to sing, or maybe you’ve always wanted to go skydiving - let this be the year that you go out and do it.
3. PAY OFF THAT DEBT.
Pay off all of your debt or most of your debt this year. We have three tips to help you tackle this.
Set your income on automation. For example, when you get your paycheck, set automation to get a portion of your debt already paid for so that you don’t have to do it yourself. That money gets automatically taken out from your paycheck without you having to manually do it yourself.
Pay higher than the minimum monthly amount. For example, if you’re minimum payment amount is $100, pay $150 instead.
Create a plan on how you’re going to tackle the debt and then do it. For example, if you have something in your home that you don’t use anymore, sell it. If you have items that you bought recently that you don’t plan on keeping, return it. Then use that extra cash to pay off the debt.
4. CREATE A MONTHLY WELLNESS RITUAL.
Set aside a day each month that you dedicate to yourself. Forget about work, responsibilities, errands, and just take a day or half-day to refresh your mind. Taking time to ourselves helps us feel creative and get in a flow again. This isn’t just physical health, this is mental, spiritual, and emotional health as well. Something we like to focus on is being intentional, having gratitude, and just appreciating the little things in life by slowing down and being present.
In this time period that we live in, there are a lot of distractions from technology and our phones. Schedule a day in your calendar where you’ve decided this is the day that you want to check-in with yourself. This can be done at the end of the day, every week, or even once a month.
5. TAKE CALCULATED RISKS.
Be a calculated risk taker. Go after what you are after and be bold about it but do it in the most intentional and thoughtful and wise way that you could. For example, if you’ve always wanted to travel, then plan an itinerary, take days off work, and do it. Be thoughtful of how you do it so that you aren’t in a ton of debt, and it’s become stressful after taking that risk rather than beneficial. Try something new because what is the worst that can happen.
Setting attainable goals for each New Year is a great way to reflect, dream big, and go after all the things we aspire for in our lives. Let us know in the comments what your goals are for this year!