We interrupt the 2022 goals series to bring you BLP show notes!
This ep is a review of the things I think about when creating my yearly goals list — sort of a summarized version of the session I led in the BOBW Patreon.
Things to Think About When Creating Yearly Goals
Spend a little time thinking about different time horizons – 10 years from now, 1 year ago, 1 year from now. This will help you think about what your true priorities are. (Plus, it’s kind of fun.)
Let yourself brainstorm – you can edit later!
Think about process vs product goals, as well as which goals are really habits/routines you’d like to incorporate.
Consider your calendar and what you have going on (busy work seasons, school calendar, weather patterns in your area) and use that to help craft a time frame for your goals.
Put them somewhere you WILL see them! Or even in multiple places 🙂 I have mine written and in Todoist as one of my ‘favorite’ lists.
((Side note: this is optional, by the way. You are in charge! If you hate the idea of yearly goals – you can do something else. I just find the process helpful in sort of setting my personal compass for the year and a year feels like a nice sized chunk in which to take stock and consider where I’d like to put my energies moving forward. But maybe another time frame resonates with you, or perhaps goals are just distasteful to you altogether and you’d rather be more holistic in your endeavors! That’s okay, too. You do you!))
I ended up incorporating some social (outdoor) meetups both days and that really helped. Saturday we went to the pool & met up friends in the neighborhood (soon to be even closer neighbors, yay). Sunday I randomly texted some of A’s friends’ parents and one was available for a park date, so that was great.
A’s friend has a 2 year old brother so I chased after the mother who was chasing after him while the big kids played (all the while feeling incredibly relieved that I do not have a 2 year old anymore. He was extremely cute though!).
PS: She has her 4 year old well child check today which means . . . the dreaded kindergarten shots (I think 3, maybe 4 if MMR are separate from V, not sure what the office stocks). I am bringing a lollipop. Hopefully this will go smoothly . . .