As I mentioned in Sunday’s post, I’m not really one for setting new year resolutions. Instead for the past two years I’ve written down ten things that I’d like to do, or achieve, in the coming year. It’s an idea that I originally stole from a friend of mine who does this and he inspired me to give it a try. The idea isn’t to have huge goals necessarily. In the past, some of my goals have been to eat at a certain restaurant, or to visit an art gallery with a sketch book and spend time sketching. The main thing is that the goals are something I want to do. Not that I feel I should do or have to do. That doesn’t mean they can’t be challenging. Going from being a non-runner to training to run 5K was really hard for me for example. But the sense of achievement I have every time I run now is incredible. The hard work was definitely worth it!
If you are interested to find out more about my past goals, you can read about them in this post. I also wrote a post on how to achieve your goals where I shared some of my experiences from the past year that worked for me personally.
As for 2016, I have a few items on my goal list but want to spend a bit more time thinking about it and so haven’t got my ten yet. Still, if I can’t think of ten, I’ll just stick to what I’ve got. The idea is to have fun with this. Not create another ‘to do’ list! So far I’d like to:
Finish my interior design diploma
Practice styling in my home and share my development on Celebrate Creation
Go horse riding
Create a reading list for 2016. I’ll sure my friend Angie from Changing Pages can help me with that one!
How about you? Are you a resolution setter or goal setter? Or neither?
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5 responses to “2016 Goals”
I guess I’m a bit of both. Making a resolution and end up turning it into a goal.
PS: If you are interested in non- fiction have you tried reading Rich Dad Poor Dad by Robert Kiyosaki? It’s a very interesting book.
Thanks for the book recommendation Bernadette. I’ll check it out.
Love your list for the year, and I didn’t know about your interior design course – that is SO exciting! I too am hoping to read more this year and have just written up a list of 12 for each month. Have you seen #theyearinbooks ? It’s a monthly project I hope to join in on this year 🙂 Check out Circle of Pines blog to get the full low down. Can’t wait to hopefully see you soon xx
Great tip, will check it out now. Thanks!x
[…] Older readers may be familiar with an idea I stole from a friend a few years ago called ‘The Big List of 10’. I have a friend who writes a list in January each year of 10 things that he wants to do/achieve that year. He does it instead of setting resolutions. I decided to do the same a few years ago – you can read a post about it here. […]