This is a fun goal setting tip because you can bring in some creativity when thinking about this and it allows you to get focused.

What are you doing right now that you would like to stop? Where in your life do you desire to see a big change? Do you have the motivation to make whatever you desire to happen?


A year from now what habit will you wish you had started today?

My response was yoga and stretching because I have really felt my age this year. I need to work on this even more. I am okay with baby steps as long as I keep going.

I wanted to play with this a little, so here are some other possibilities or questions you may want to ask yourself:

  • What clutter do I want to be rid of a year from now?
  • How do I want to be organized a year from now?
  • In What ways do I want to be more mindful a year from now?
  • What would I love to be doing a year from now?
  • Where do I want to be a year from now?

If nothing comes to mind readily, marinate on it for a while. 

Reframe some questions as a way to find what you are looking for. These questions may help:

  • What is driving me nuts?
  • What do I long for?
  • Who doesn’t make me feel good or isn’t supportive?
  • What really gets me down?
  • What do I complain about a lot?

Once you figure out what you desire to be doing a year from now, move forward and take action.   Feel free to search my site as I have numerous blogs on how to achieve goals and ways to take action.

Also, think about what is going to motivate you to do that?  Is it a high school reunion to lose weight? I have to be honest that wasn’t enough to motivate me! My motivation comes from wanting to age well, trying to not become sick, and wanting to be active as I age.

Taking Action and Moving Forward

What’s your plan on the days you don’t want to work on your goals?

What will keep you motivated for the short term and long term?

Who can support you and what types of support do you need to put in place?


Finally, I am a huge fan of writing it down! Our brains are meant to be creative, solve problems, have fun and not remember everything. If we don’t write it down, it probably won’t get done!

Take actions from this decluttering blog post on a goal setting tip:

  • What do you want to be different a year from now?
  • Create a game plan to make it happen.
  • What will keep you motivated when things get boring or your tired or whatever comes up?
  • Find a way to keep track of your progress.

Where do you want to be a year from now? What do you need to do to make it happen?  What one step can you take right now to get further to your goal?


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