Are you struggling to set balanced goals? I’m a huge fan of goal setting but setting too many goals that in one area is a recipe for disaster. This printable goal setting worksheet can help you stay balanced and set goals that will help you in all areas of your life.
Do you feel like goal-setting was easier to do before you had kids? I’ll be honest, I’m struggling with it this year. It’s so hard to set goals when so much of your life revolves around other people’s schedules.
I’m sure you get it.
It’s hard to set aside a bit of time each day, or say you are going to do something “no matter what”, because life happens.
As a work at home mom with 6 kids, including twin toddlers, I’m right there with you.
Goal setting is hard. It’s definitely worth it though. I know that if I don’t write my goals down and give myself something concrete to work towards, I just stay in one place.
As long as you are setting goals that are concrete, attainable, and that you are passionate about, you’ll be in good shape. And make sure you don’t set any of these no-no resolutions.
One of the biggest challenges with New Year’s Resolutions and goal-setting is making sure you set balanced goals. Focusing all your time and emotional energy in one area of your life is a sure-fire way to burnout.
We need balance in our lives.
How do you set balanced goals?
Look at the big picture when setting goals. It’s tempting to push forward in one area of your life. You’ll definitely see progress with that method but you may not want to continue on the path you are on once your goal is met.
Slow and steady is better than a hard push in one direction.
Look at all the areas of your life that are important.
Goal setting goes beyond work goals, organization, and weight loss. Consider where you want to be at the end of the year. Visualize that. Now, look at what you need to do to make that happen.
Think about all the areas that are important in your personal life. Write them down. Those are the areas you need to set goals in.
Set attainable goals in each area of your life.
Now that you know what areas of your life are top priority, sit down and set one goal for each of them. These do not have to be major goals. Sometimes the smallest things make the biggest difference.
Write them down.
Goals that stay in your head never make it beyond the daydreaming stage.
You do not have to work on all of these at the same time. I’d recommend really focusing on 3-4 at a time. When those become habit, move on to the next goals.
Post your goals where you can see them.
Printable Goal Planning Worksheet
This printable goal planning worksheet helps you set balanced goals that look at all areas of your life. Sit down for a planning session so you can really take a good look at what you want your year to look like.
Write your goals down in each area and put this somewhere you can see it on a daily basis. Mine is going right over my desk.
Click on the image below to download your goal planning sheet: