Ok, so I just want to share how I personally organized my goal setting, then you can use this to reflect upon your own life as well! 🙂
I thought about 6 differents kinds areas in my life, then for each of these areas, I figured out short- term & the long- term goal(s). The 6 areas are:
- Relationships/ emotional
- Education & career/ professional
- Personal- hobbies, travel, passion projects, etc.
- What are your short & long term goals in each of these areas?
- What are the small steps you need to take in order to get yourself started?
- How does God fit into each of these categories?
Note: Our identity in Christ, in my opinion, our relationship with Him, should be a top goal for us! It will make everything else fall into place. 🙂
This isn’t really a professional “guideline” about setting goals or anything lol, but it’s been really helpful to visualize my life this way & map things out. It also made me reflect on what I really want out of life, as it forced me to think about the long- term. I like to evaluate my progress like twice a week, plan the week ahead, as well as prepare the night before… (But more time management later!) 😉
You can even re-work goals as needed. Also I personally do not set time limits on most goals. I know it sounds odd lol, but for me personally, I noticed time constraints just do not work. Like I have a “range” but no SPECIFIC dates. Like for losing weight… weight may fluctuate & its silly to feel “let down” just bc Im not at a certain weight by a certain date, when the next week I could be! Lol. As long as I am putting in effort, that’s the most important thing imo.
Anyway I hope this helps someone out there! 🙂 Remember don’t stress, just take it easy & enjoy God’s blessings. ❤