GOAL SETTING: How to plan for the second half of 2020
Can you believe that we’re already half way through 2020? (Thank goodness!) This year has brought a lot of unexpected challenges our way and has forced us to level up and reassess the way we've been living. It has been out of the ordinary to say the least, with many (if not all of us) finding it challenging to navigate the unexpected turns.
This year has certainly not played out the way I initially and naively expected it to in January, as I sat in my home office pinning away on my vision board and writing out my 2020 intentions... While I have achieved quite of few of the goals I set myself earlier this year, I have also accepted that certain goals no longer seem like such a priority and new goals and intentions have taken their place.
It's so important to review your goals throughout the year and notice whether your priorities have shifted or whether any adjustments need to be made.
While there are a lot of things that are out of our control, it's important to become aware of where we do have control and use this time to reflect on each area of our life. I wanted to share a helpful exercise to assist you in refining your goals for the second half of the year and making sure you identify any adjustments that need to be made to steer you in the right direction and help you live according to your core values.
Below are some questions to help you take stock of all the different areas of your life and notice how things are going, as we get ready to embrace the second half of 2020 and what it has to offer.
Read the thought starters and see what comes up for you. What sort of changes do you need to make to ensure you stay on track for the coming months?
An emotional inventory:
Who do you need to forgive?
What feelings need to be expressed or acknowledged?
A mental inventory:
Are there any self-limiting thoughts you’ve been having lately?
How could you speak more encouragingly to yourself?
A relationship inventory:
Who in your life energises and supports you?
Are there any relationships that are draining your energy?
A health and wellness inventory:
If your body could talk to you, what might it try to tell you?
A financial inventory:
Look over your monthly expenses carefully. Where could you save?
A career inventory:
Is what you are doing aligned with your values?
Is your work draining you or energising you?
A creativity inventory:
How can you prioritise time for hobbies and creativity?
Is there something you’d like to try and haven’t made time for yet?
An organization inventory:
Are there any areas of your life that need de-cluttering?
An unfinished business inventory:
Do you have any loose ends that need tying up? What commitments do you still need to follow through on?
One final thing I wanted to mention when considering goal setting is to remember that life is dynamic and that we are always changing and evolving. Whether you've already achieved one, all or none of your initial goals for the year, don't worry. The point of setting yourself goals is to help you in continuing to mindfully build a life that you love. It's not about achieving, as much as it is about moving through life with a greater level of awareness and intention.
Love, Jess x