Goals for January 2019

Every New Years countdown makes me want to cry. I am sad for the year to end, especially when it was a great year. This year is no different.

I am proud of a lot of accomplishments I achieved. I know I still have a long way to go with growing my business and growing in other aspects of my life. Yes, there are many areas in my life where I dropped the ball in order to work on my business, but I have taken time to look back and analyze the parts of my life that I truly need to work on.

I have isolated myself from friends and family in 2018. In 2019, I want to slowly work on building back those relationships again. I keep saying how I want to cook more, yet I never do. This year I have set up a plan in order to do so.

I also want to pick up hobbies again such as reading and spend less time on social media. I agonize too much over the fact that I have a certain amount of followers while others keep growing and growing.

Now, I realize that these might not be very many goals or things I want to work on in 2019, but for this point in my life and the new year starting, this is where I want to focus my life on.

For more information on setting initial goals, please visit Cultivate What Matters.

Now, if you followed along last year, I share my goals at the beginning of each month. This gives me accountability. If you need some accountability, please comment below and I will follow up with you at the end of the month.

MY December 2018 GOALS WERE:

December flew by so fast. I think I took too much on. I promised to make 40 cards for Christmas presents by hand. I had a few pop-ups left. I ended up staying later at work and stressed myself out to no end. I think I have learned my lesson for next year to give myself more time to relax rather than overworking myself.

MONTHLY:

  • Valentine/Winter Collection - finish and prep for launch in January -> I did finish the collection. I am excited to launch this next week (January 9th). Sign up for emails here to see the collection first.
  • Freebies for 2019 - January to March - finish up -> Did NOT work on this.
  • Grandmother cards - make 10 custom cards for each one -> I really enjoyed doing this since many of the designs will be used for collections in 2019.

Weekly:

  • Etsy SEO -> I really do enjoy working on this each week.
  • Blog Posts -> I finished up the blog posts I wanted to work on this year. I was quiet towards the end, but I am proud with how much I stepped up my blogging game.
  • Social Media plan -> I like work on this each week so I am less stressed during the week.
  • Finances -> Helps with my peace of mind in both my business and personal life.

Daily:

  • Prayer -> Did a study for Advent
  • Read -> Started to read Anne of Green Gables again from this collection I bought in November.
 

MY JANUARY 2019 GOALS ARE:

This month is a fresh start. I have so many small steps I will be taking toward my bigger goals I mentioned above. I am most excited for my new collection launching next week. Sign up for my emails so you can get a sneak peek before anyone else.

MONTHLY:

  • Launch new collection

  • Freebies for 2019 - January to March - start and finish

  • Finish big birthday present for boyfriend

WEEKLY:

  • Etsy SEO

  • Cook - meal prep

  • Social Media plan

  • Pinterest scheduling

  • Finances

  • Walk - 30 minutes on Saturday and Sunday

  • Tidy up room

DAILY:

  • Prayer

  • Read

  • 1 hour on social media a day (minus social media scheduling days)

I'll let you know at the beginning of February how my January goals went. I haven't included everything for my goals in this blog post because some are too personal to share. What are some of your goals for the month? Comment them below because I really want to know!

 
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