Planning, goals and focus words – are all the rage right now! These buzz words are shared by everyone who’s planning, setting goals and deciding on focus words to jump start an amazing year!
In my case, I decided on a focus phrase:
What that means to me is being in the current moment with whatever I am doing – this blog, Instagram, writing content, working at my job, having dinner with my husband. I want to be consistently engaged in that particular MOMENT.
I thought I would share with you a few of my earlier blog posts that I did on commitment and planning. These posts share the importance of deciding on your Why, committing to your goals and planning your action steps to reach those goals.
Next I am sharing two posts on Planning:
Planning 101 – in this post I focus on how planning helps you to make better decisions ahead of time instead of dealing with decision fatigue. How to start planning is also in this post.
Tips for Planning Your Week – this post gives you some simple steps on how to plan your week and I talk a bit about the planner I use.
I hope you don’t mind viewing these older posts. For me, they show me how far I have come with my blog. And they make me eager to set some BHAG (big hairy audacious goals) for the coming year.
I hope you will share how you plan and what you are planning for 2019!
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My huge problem is to be 100% engaged or focused in what I decide to do. As Soon as I switch on the IPad and get to check something, I get in another app and then I relate it with another app, and forget what I come first for. Need to practice on it and get engaged in my work. Hopefully is just in this situation and not with family or husband 🙂
I totally understand. I get sucked in all the time working on stuff I don’t need to be. Keep me posted on how you are doing.
I’m loving the focus / intention words this year, instead of a list of resolutions. It feels so much more attainable, and often times life does not go as planned. So I feel an intention really gets to the root of your desires and then you have the freedom to achieve them in any way they come about. Thanks for sharing your intention this year. Mine is: Get Involved (Locally in volunteer projects, Connect more in Online Communities, Share more memories With Family).
I love your focus phrase and agree with you on getting involved. Keep me posted on your progress!
These are very good tips. Especially about being engaged. I too, need to earn to live int he now.
Thank your for visiting today! Staying in the moment is hard sometimes.
“BHAG” made me laugh out loud! I am daring to have a couple of those this year myself! Your planning vibe rings true with me, all the way down to the paper planner…I love using color to see at a glance what’s coming up! Thanks for the practical tips, Kim!
Thank you Mary for visiting my blog! BHAG comes from my days a Tractor and one of our former CEO’s. It was his favorite.
I am a planner also. I don’t think I’ve gone to a restaurant in the last 10 years and not know exactly what I plan on ordering. I have only recently started to put things in writing as I’m pretty good about sticking to my wellness journey. But having the right intentions is so important. I love the way you linked the two articles as they are super relevant.
Thank you Phyllis. I love planning, it keeps my day humming along.
I loved the idea that we use focus words or phrases rather then resolutions as we start a new year. It is about motivation rather then a resolution to stop or start something and I was never a resolution maker anyways… Although, I am also a planner but have learned over time that sometimes it is good to just let go and let things happen as well. A tough thing to do, but I am working on it.
Thank you so much. My phrase is really helping me. I like to be spontaneous too!