2015 Goal Setting & Free Printables
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I hope this new year finds you refreshed, energized and hopeful for the coming year. January is one of my favorite months (okay maybe I am biased because it is my birthday month). But, I find it is a time to reflect on the past year and see what you accomplished and also what didn’t work so well. It’s the perfect opportunity to start a clean slate and set some goals for the new year.
Last year I made a goal setting printable to write down goals for 2014. I thought I’d create another printable for you to use this year. It might be fun to sit down with your spouse or your family and write down your goals together. Talk about how you can encourage each other to accomplish your goals and how you can hold one another accountable throughout the year. Don’t feel like you need to fill in every line. If you want to add more details on how you will achieve the goals, print another copy and fill in the details on the 2nd page. I created it so that you could use this sheet from year to year, simply writing the current year in the dedicated space. You can download a copy of the printable by clicking on the following link: Goals For the New Year Printable PDF
Last year I shared some tips for you to think about when creating your goals:
- Specific: What do you want to accomplish? Include details like what, when, why and how.
- Measurable: Are you able to track your progress?
- Attainable: Is your goal realistic? It is important to set challenging goals, but make sure they are within your reach. Try setting smaller goals that are steps to completing a larger goal.
- Relevant: Does it align with your vision, values, dreams and abilities? Is it meaningful?
- Time-bound: Does your goal have a set completion date? Create a schedule or time frame to help you reach this date.
Setting goals can be overwhelming. Below the picture of the printable, I’ve created some prompts/questions to consider in each category that I hope will help you in coming up with your goals. Choose a combination of few short-term and long-term goals. and don’t forget to think SMART!
- Is there a Bible study group you’ve wanted to join?
- Do you want to set aside more time for prayer or daily devotionals?
- Is there something you need to give over to God?
- Do you have a habit you’d like to break?
- Is there a character trait that you want to improve upon?
- Are there areas in your life want to be more intentional about? (friendships, etc.)
- Is there a new skill you would like to learn? (photography, painting, etc.)
- Do you want to set aside more dedicated time with that person? (date night, etc.)
- Which areas in your marriage/relationship would you like to strengthen?
- Is there an area you would like to serve the other person better in? What is their love language?
- Is there a trip you want to go on as a family?
- Is there an activity you could do more often as a family? (volunteer, sports, etc.)
- Are there conversations with your boss you have putting off? (raise, promotion, etc.)
- Is there a course you want to take to increase your knowledge on a subject?
- Is there a weight loss goal you’d like to reach?
- Are you drinking enough water? (This is definitely going to be one of mine )
- Are there certain foods you want to cut back on?
- Is there a loan you would like to pay off?
- Is there something you’d like to purchase that you need to save for?
- Is there something you would like to cut back on to save money?
- Is there an organization you would like to donate to or do you want to set a side more money to tithe?
- Do you have an emergency fund?
- Are there DIY projects you want to accomplish?
- Are there areas in your house that you want to organize?
- Does something need repairing?
I added a space for you to note places you would like to travel to or visit. Nothing energizes me more than traveling and taking some time off…I think that is really important. It doesn’t need to be somewhere expensive or require an airline ticket. Just go for a drive one weekend and explore an area you have never been to before!
Lastly, I added Proverbs 16:9 verse as a reminder that no matter how much we plan our life, God is ultimately in control. Though we may think we know what is best for us, nothing can compare to God’s perfect plan for our life. No matter how painful, discouraging and confusing it can be when things don’t go the way I have planned, I have to cling to this truth. It’s what brings me hope and I hope it does for you as well. One of my favorite song’s “Today is Beautiful” by David Dunn has the most beautiful lyrics that speaks to this. I created a printable to share with all of you. To download, click on the link below. A new window or tab will appear with the image of the printable. Right click on the image and select “Save As”. Open the file you just saved to your computer and select the program you would like to open it in. You can then print to the size you desire on cardstock paper!
I Hope you got some ideas for your 2015 goals and that you find the goals printable useful! Print it on cardstock, fold it and put it in your calendar, or tape it to your office wall with a cute piece of washi tape to inspire you every time you look at it! Please share some of your goals for this year in the comments section. Today I’m linking up with Bloom Designs.