My only resolution this year is to make the most of 2017, and to that outcome I have a LOT of goals. I like goals, they make me feel good. I'm also super excited about the new year AND the new month - I absolutely adore new beginnings. Which is probably why I start fresh all the time.
My 2017 Goals:
Become A Billionaire
- Find more freelance work on Upwork.
- Use all monthly connects.
- Finish The Emperor’s Bride.
- 200 words daily.
- Finish plotting
- Get some freelance work on Guru.
- Use all monthly bids.
- Start blogging again.
- One blog post per week.
- Catch up on bills.
-Utilities first, then credit card companies.
- Save 10% of my income.
- Write 1M words
- Review Books
- Make $2000 a month over my disability.
- Write at least one book of poetry.
- Submit short stories to magazines.
- Submit poetry to magazines.
- Submit flash fiction to magazines.
- 40 minutes of cardio per day, no matter the weather.
- Strength training, especially arms, legs and stomach.
- Join a gym.
- Anytime fitness.
- Cook more.
- Lose 55lbs.
- Drink more water.
- Bake more
- Start meal planning
Have A Clean House
- Get Midget involved more with chores
- Declutter - everything must go.
Relearn my languages.
Of course these will change as the year progresses. Obviously some of these goals will take longer than a year, but hey, who doesn't like a giant goal every now and then? I'll be adding goals throughout the year as things get accomplished and new things take their places, or as new things come up. Now for the monthly goals!
Write 6,000 Words In The Emperor’s Bride
Write 4 Blog Posts
Pay Off Phone Bill
Save 10% Of Income
Use 60 Connects On Upwork
Declutter The House
Use 10 Bids On Guru
Spend 155 Minutes On Russian Language
Write 4 Book Reviews
Write 31 Poems
Get A Business Account (KSW)
Start An Email List
As you can see, I've already knocked some things off the list. This will change month to month, though some things will remain the same, obviously. This list of goals won't change much, though it may change a bit. My weekly goals list, however, will be the one that changes the most - other than my daily lists.
Weekly Goals (January 1st – 7th)
Write 1,400 Words In The Emperor’s Bride
Write 1 Blog Post
Save 10% Of Income
Use 15 Connects On Upwork
Declutter The Bedroom
Spend 35 Minutes On Russian Language
Write 7 Poems
Write 1 Book Review
This is where the magic happens. Or so I'm hoping. I'm trying a new way of breaking down my goals and to dos - and so far it seems to be helping. We'll have to see as the year progresses if this way of dealing with my goals helps any - it's easy to say it does when it's still the first of the year! One thing I need to watch for is becoming obsessed with finishing off the list. My OCD loves lists, and loves to complete lists - which normally wouldn't be a bad thing, but with my OCD it becomes a compulsion to finish, and then I beat myself up when I don't finish the list RIGHT NOW! It's one of the many weird ways my brain is wired, so I have to use care. Seriously, my brain wants to do ALL THE THINGS and wants it done NOW...snort like that's going to happen in any reality.
And that's my goals people! What are your goals/resolutions for 2017? Anything fun and exciting?