Reflecting on 2018 Goals & Setting 2019 Goals

by - December 28, 2018

As I pondered what goals I wished to set for this upcoming year and reflected on my resolutions for 2018 that I created around this time last year, I thought it might be interesting to evaluate my 2018 goals and analyze which techniques worked and which didn't in hopes of creating more achievable resolutions for 2019.

The image below is of my new year's resolutions for 2018 (click HERE to see the blog post itself).

Creating a visual (such as the one pictured above) //

As I am sure you've heard before, having some sort of visual compiled of images or quotes is very important it trying to achieve your goals because it serves as a constant reminder to work towards what you want to accomplish. Also, if the image is visually appealing, it can serve as extra inspiration to motivate you to work hard to achieve your goals.  

Having such broad & immeasurable goals //

I think the biggest issue with the goals I created was that they were so broad and open-ended, and that I didn't create specific, measurable goals that would keep me on track in completing the bigger ones. Rather than hoping to read more, it would have been much better to create a goal to read 12 books in 2018. Because these resolutions were so broad, I had no tangible way to gauge my progress, and I also was less inclined to work toward some of these goals because I had no idea where to even start.

While I do think it is fine to keep these big goals in mind, I believe that I should have at least branched off from these larger resolutions and created more realistic ones to work toward the bigger picture.

Not constantly looking @ the visual //

As I mentioned above, having a visual to remind you of your goals is very important because it reminds you of what you wish to accomplish. What I did not do, though, was carry this visual with me or create other ones so that I would be constantly reminded of my goals. Though I at one point had this image as my iPhone screen and wrote it down a couple of times, I did not having it surround me enough so that I would see it each day and be motivated to work toward my goals.

Creating specific, measurable goals //

As I said above, tracking my progress in completing my 2018 resolutions was very hard to do with such broad goals, and so I am going to make all of my goals for 2019 specific, measurable goals that will allow me to work toward the bigger "themes."

Creating a digital and non-digital collage //

Rather than just creating such a digital collage, I hope to create a physical one as well that will serve as inspiration and will serve as a constant reminder of my resolutions.

Use a journal to track progress, write new goals, etc. //

I really hope to consistently use my journal to track my progress as well as record smaller, weekly goals for myself. I believe that using a journal dedicated to helping me achieve my goals will allow me to be more engaged and motivated and will help keep me organized and focused on what it is I need to be doing.

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  1. I definitely agree that using a journal helps tracking activity and goals. I'm pretty convinced I should start buller journaling myself, but I guess I'm postponing it because I lack calligraphy skills I assume are required. Hope this year you and I reach our 2019 goals.
    Good luck!

    1. I've always wanted to start bullet journaling, but I as well am not very skilled in calligraphy. I hope you have a great rest of 2018, and good luck to you too with your 2019 goals! :)

  2. Great reflections Alexa! I hear you about the struggles of gauging progress with broad goals. Making goals specific and measurable is a game changer, but let's never forget to dream big!

    1. Thank you! I totally agree with you. Happy new year!

  3. A journal really keeps you on the right track, and appreciate the goals you have achieved. Wishing you all the best this new year dear!
    Jessica |

    1. I totally agree, and can't wait to start using one! Thank you so much, and wishing you a very happy new year as well!

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