I have been trying to write my goals for about 2 weeks now. Yes, I've been thinking about them for a couple of months and I should have had them done by now, but I haven't. Problem is, as I have been shaking off the cobwebs on my "Happy"... I keep having more ideas of what I want to do. In order to stop the madness of analysis paralysis, I made an executive decision... I decided to figure out where I got derailed and try to get on the train at that stop. I located the goals from 2007 and read them. funny, most of them are ones that are rattling around in my head now. Another decision I made was to weed some of the goals out and move them around, because before there was no priority given to any one goal - they were all equal. Now I believe they should be prioritized. So. here it Goes:
1.0 BECOME MORE HEALTHY
2.0 MANAGE THE DOGS HEALTH AND WEIGHT
3.0 MAKE HOUSE SELL READY
4.0 BECOME FINANCIALLY MORE SOUND
5.0 LEARN NEW WORK SKILLS
In all the things out there... I actually weeded the original list from 10 to 5. They are all very important and they all are interrelated - which is cool. Do I think this will lead to my Happiness. No, but it will lead to me being happier than I am. Only a couple of those goals are finite. Even when I reach them there will be a never-ending goal of maintaining it. Like When I become Financially More Sound, I will need to always keep an eye on it to make sure it remains sound. I will probably (and should) constantly keep tweaking my finances to make them even more sound. It will then move from Goal to Habit. Same as My health and that of the dogs. It may even change to STAY HEALTHY instead of Become Healthy.
I'm going to employ the Mini Habits Theory to help get me closer to my goals. I've actually started and I have to admit it really is the perfect tool for me because I am such a list - check marked off done type of girl. I will break down each of the 5 goals with the mini habits in the following week or so with the benchmarks (if I have them). And how I will be measuring progress for each goal - So I'll know When I get close to the end.