Here’s what I’m hoping to accomplish in May, as well as what’s on my calendar and what I’m loving right now!
January, perpetually the longest month in existence, is over. And with that, on to February, and February goals! Here’s what I’m up to at the moment.
What I’m looking forward to this month: Working my first big work event: a half marathon this weekend, attending book club for the first time in months, and a second official adventure day next weekend.
In addition to monthly goals, I like to set quarterly goals to make sure I’m keeping myself on track. A few years ago I read a book called the 12 Week Year, which suggests dividing your year into 12 week chunks to better get things done. The idea is that you try to do less in less, more focused time. The original idea is that you take 12 weeks and then a week of resting. I prefer to do it in quarters, which is 3 months.
I broke down my 2019 goals into smaller chunks for this. These are the goals I’m hoping to accomplish through the end of March, at which point I’ll come up with new goals and start again!
As an enneagram 3, goal setting is my absolute + forever jam. I’ve been using the Cultivate What Matters Powersheets to help me set goals for a few years now. Here’s what I have for this year as goals for this year.
From an “accomplish all the things” perspective, I didn’t do super well with my goals in September. But I did read five books (of the 8 I was hoping for), I wrote a bunch of blog posts, and I went on a solo adventure day. I ran my 5k, started marathon training, and flossed most days. Progress! Here’s what I’m hoping to do in October.
I’m back to goal setting with some goals for September!
In February I managed to read 8 books, go to a lot of physical therapy appointments, and sleep a bit more than usual. Here’s what I’m hoping to accomplish in March.
I’m feeling good about all the things to come this year: turning 25, running a marathon, celebrating a year of living in Los Angeles, and a lot more.
My friend Rachel was the first to tell me about the idea of a 12 week year. Basically, you approach each 12 week segment as its own “year” and set goals for that time period. I thought about what I wanted to do for the whole year, and then I broke down these goals into ones that are possible to complete in 12 weeks. When the twelve weeks are up on March 25, I’ll take a few days to come up with goals for the next 12 weeks, and then I’ll start again!