Friday, December 30, 2016

Setting Strong Goals for 2017

The new year brings many opportunities for reflection and change. It's traditionally the time to set new lofty goals. While I don't think it's the only time you should set new goals, I do join in and take the time to reflect and realign when the months or years change.


Before I share my goals for 2017 with you, I want to take a moment and talk about setting strong goals. I recently hosted a live online workshop on this topic. At the workshop, we worked through setting goals for the New Year with my "Goal Setting Workbook" that was shared with participants for free. In this workbook, I discuss the importance of setting goals, how to set goals, and even include a few worksheets to help people set their own goals. After much thought, I've decided to make the workbook available to everyone in my online community, which you can join for free right here. It's free to join the community, so I encourage you to hop over for freebies, accountability, and some good old fashion discussion!

Now, it's on to the goals I've set for 2017. I'm not going into depth with these goals right now, but I did want to share them. You will also see some abbreviations used for projects that I'm currently working on. Don't worry - more information will be revealed in 2017 about all of these!

As you read through these, please keep in mind that I'm viewing everything as flexible for 2017 since we'll be welcoming our baby boy in February. I'm also taking a few big leaps in the new year.

Hodge Podge Moments
1. Write and self publish LTM.
2. Switch to Wordpress.
3. Pursue more sponsored opportunities.


The Coastie Couple
1. Increase pageviews.
2. Pursue sponsored opportunities.
3. Launch online support community for Coast Guard families.


Abs & Anchors (Health/Fitness)
1. Host one free 5-7 day challenge each month.
2. Launch blog and become consistent with absandanchors social media.
3. Start and complete Country Heat after cleared by the doctor postpartum.


Pam Hodges Creative
1. Create one comprehensive site where people can find all of my projects and blogs.
2. Launch LC by February 1.
3. Create a management system that works for me. (already started)


Home
1. Finish organizing and decluttering.
2. Develop a cleaning schedule and stick to it.
3. Focus on establishing and maintaining daily "pick up" routines.


Self
1. Try a capsule wardrobe for one season.
2. Craft more often. Maybe once a week or so.
3. Attend more local events and try to make some friends.


There you have it - my goals broken down into sections. It may look like a lot but I have no intention of tackling all of these at once. Instead, I'll be spreading them out throughout the year. In past years, I have avoided the selection of a word of the year, but this year I decided to change that. This year I selected the word LOVE as my focus word for the year. I want to make sure that everything I do is done out of love - love for my family, love for my passions, love for myself.

Have you established goals for the new year? I'd love to hear a few of them in the comments below!

If you haven't established goals, feel free to head over to Hodge Podge Moments: The Community and grab your free Goal Setting Workbook from the files section!

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