In 2014, I began A Year of Resolutions. The idea was that I had a new resolution for each month, and would hopefully stick to the previous resolutions as the year went on.
A few things happened:
-That’s a hella lot of resolutions
-I did really good at first, and became burned out
-Some of my goals were dumb
Overall though, I liked it. I felt like each month was a new page, and I was able to start fresh. For 2015, I have edited things a bit. I will have a monthly goal, however on the third month I will have a “refresh” month. That will allow me to focus on both goals at the same time. This way I will be able to finish up things I was unable to finish, and really try to make the resolutions turn into habits. To break it up…
January: Goal 1
February: Goal 2
March: Focus on goal 1 and 2
April: Goal 3
May: Goal 4
July: Goal 5
August: Goal 6
October: Goal 7
November: Goal 8
Seems manageable, right?
I also plan on making my goal plan in advance. This way I know what I have moving forward, and can also make sure to split up the more difficult months.
Have any of you tried doing monthly goals? What advice do you have on sticking to it? I started burning out around July/August, but before that I really thought I accomplished a lot!