Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Setting goals, and stuff

Today is the first day of fall, and I really don't know how that happened... at all. Didn't we just celebrate the New Year, like, yesterday?

Okay, so I'm a terrible blogger and started this post yesterday but ran out of time before I could finish it... so I'm posting it today, oops.

Justin and I have been doing a lot of talking and planning our future (and whatnot) the past few weeks and we've got some big changes happening soon... which I'm sure I'll share on the blog in a week or two. But during a part of all of these conversations, Justin has suggested that we focus on four of the main aspects of our lives:

  • Our relationship
  • Our finances
  • Our jobs
  • Our health
We have decided that we are going to make 1 month, 3 month, 6 month, and 12 month goals for each of these 4 areas of our lives. We're not going to share them with each other (or on the blog) until we've reached the end of that period, and then we'll open up the goals, read them to each other, see what we've accomplished and what we haven't, and continue to work towards them and better ourselves in the next 'period'.

It may sound weird/lame/whatever to some people, but I've truly found the most success when I write down my goals and then push myself to actively work towards them. So tonight, we will each sit down and put our goals into the different envelopes and seal them up (kind of like a time capsule) and open them when the time is right. So now I need to just do the super easy task of figuring out where I see myself at work, in health, financially, and in my relationship with Justin in the next month, three months, six months, or year.

J has suggested blogging (or vlogging) about our progress once we open the envelopes and share our goals with each other, so I think that will most likely happen. Right now we're planning on opening the envelops on Oct 25, Dec 25, March 25, and Sept 25.

...... so, let the thinking/planning process begins.


Samantha @ Life is But a Stream of Thoughts said...

I really like this idea. Yes, please blog about your goals as you reach your milestones.

Brandi said...

I love this idea!! Can't wait to hear the progress of them!

Tracey said...

This is actually a really fantastic idea. I would like to something like this with my husband!

A Worker at Home said...

I love this and I love that you are doing it with your husband too! I can't wait to follow along and hear how it all goes for you both!

Lindsay Landgraf said...

This is a wonderful idea!! And yes, please VLOG about the goals after you reach them (because you are strong and you kick ass and you will reach them). GO FAITH GO.

allieology said...

I like this idea! And I agree with Lindsay, please VLOG IT <3

shannon said...

OK. small goal setting is the only thing that works for me.

hence why i actually lost weight for the wedding. i had four months to GET MY SHIT IN GEAR. and it worked.

i shall join you on this journey.

Sarah Grace said...

This is an excellent plan. I wish I excelled at small step planning or goal reaching, but for me it seems to be an all or nothing approach. With that type of mentality it has lead to some great achievements, but devastating failures.

Less of Less said...

That's a really cool idea. I like the fact you are keeping it to yourself until afterwards. Good luck!