Goal setting is my favorite part of the new year. Whether it is with my business, my life, or my home, setting a new goal is so inspiring. The hard part about setting goals is knowing how to take action and achieve those goals. I believe that in order to achieve your goals it is really important to know exactly what you want, and be specific about how you are going to get there. So, I've come up with 3 easy steps to help you create a home you love in the new year by setting attainable goals and actually achieving them. If you have anything about your home you have been wanting to change or improve this is perfect for you, and as a bonus I created a simple worksheet you can download at the end of this post to help you keep track of your goals and progress, so lets get started!
1. What: Set Specific, Measurable Goals
A vague goal like "I want my home to be more cozy" is hard to achieve because you aren't describing a specific item you want to change about your home. How exactly are you going to make your space more cozy? It is important to set clear-cut goals with apparent objectives so you will know when they have been achieved. For example, instead of saying "I want my home to be more cozy", try thinking of the ways you want to create a more cozy environment such as "add 3 new pieces of texture to my space", or "add curtain panels to all the windows in the living room". By doing this you set descriptive goals that will move you toward your overall objective, which are easy to gauge when they have been completed.
2. Why: Determine The Reasoning Behind Each Goal
It is important to understand the "why" behind each of your goals. It is hard to work toward something if you aren't exactly sure why you want to achieve it. Say one of your goals is to install a new backsplash in your kitchen. A few reasons behind this goal might be, the current backsplash is dated or damaged, it isn't your style, you don't currently have a backsplash, the list goes on. But, if you can't think of a good reason as to why you want to achieve a goal, it probably isn't that important to you at the moment and you should cross it off your list for the time being.
3. How: List Actionable Steps + An End Date
Once you have your list of goals and the reasons you want to achieve each one, the most important part is planning out how you will complete each goal. Make a list of specific, doable tasks you will carry out in order to make each goal a reality. It is also really helpful to set an end date for the overall goal, as well as each task you need to complete.
As an example, here is one of the goals I have for our home in 2016.
Change the artwork behind our TV. (It is specific, and I'll easily be able to gauge when it is complete.)
The old artwork was an inexpensive, temporary place holder that isn't really our style anymore. I would like something that adds more texture to our space. (There is a clear reason why I want to achieve this goal.)
Browse Pinterest for inspiration, research DIY wall decor projects, set aside time to shop online or in-store with Drew. End Date: March 1, 2015. (I've listed specific things I need to do in order to achieve this goal, as well as a date I would like to complete it by.)
Ready to create a home you love by setting and achieving your goals? Click the button below to access the worksheet and get started!Click here to download the Goal Setting Worksheet
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