Goal Setting for Creatives and Entrepreneurs : Why you need to create monthly activities

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Okay, so you have these goals for the year. They're written down on a piece of paper, and they look big and scary. You're sitting there thinking: "How in the heck am I going to do these? Where should I start? How long will this take me to do? Can I even do this?" Relax, babe! You got this! You just need to break your goals down into activities you can do each month to reach them! Here's why:

Taking your big goals and breaking them down into smaller activities makes them feel less overwhelming and more reachable! Let's think about this. Say your goal is to make a healthy lifestyle change in 2018. Um, woah, that sounds like a lot of time working out at the gym, eating kale, dreaming about junkfood, and tracking food stats. Honestly, it's too big of a change, too much, we can't do it... *cries into gallon of icecream*. RIGHT? Like, that's a MAJOR lifestyle change to implement all at once...

What if I asked you to stop eating out at restaurants on the weekends in January? Well, that's not too bad. Okay, yeah I can do that... What if in February I asked you to replace junk food during the week with fruit or veggies? Not bad at all. What if I asked you to:

  • go for a walk once a day for a month
  • start cooking at home on the weekdays for a month
  • go to the gym 3 times a week for a month
  • drink a fruit smoothie once a day for a month

UH, heck yeah, that's all pretty manageable. And by the end of 2018, you'd look back and realize you've completed your goal of making a healthy lifestyle change! Woah! That's big, but it didn't seem like it, right? That's because by taking your goal and breaking it down into activities you do each month (and in this example, activities that build on top of each other every month) you feel like you're accomplishing more feasible activities that are not as extreme of a change. This also helps you to form new habits easier! Who doesn't love that?!

So, ready to know how to take your yearly goals and break them down into activities you can do each month? Well, I made a small workbook just for you, to walk you through the process of setting your goals for 2018 so you have the best year yet! Click the button below to download the workbook and start planning your year!

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