I thought I would let you in on some of my thinking regarding my 2011 goals. I have been brainstorming this week (well where possible as Jot is quite busy at the moment) and have thrown literally hundreds of goals down on paper. Most of them are probably going to end up as the smaller parts of a bigger goal.
If found I was not able to stay focused and all sorts of goals were popping out, the weight one, the work one, the pie in the sky one, the child one, the life one and they are all getting muddled up and confused. So more work is needed and I think I am going to limit myself to Three major goals this year each backed by a number of smaller time linked goals. Each of my Three goals will have a 12 month time frame with the smaller ones that work towards the larger one having much shorter timeframes. Sort of stepping stones if you will.
I have decided that my three major goals need to be in different areas of my life.
ME - this one will be about developing myself as a person through something I enjoy doing and has been the easiest to decide on and easiest to figure out the mini goals for.
FAMILY - this one is rather dependent on others as well as myself so figuring out the mini goals is proving tough but I am getting there.
GENERAL - this one I only have the bare bones for so far as it is by far the largest this year and the mini goals could go on for ever as I get carried away so I will par it back quite tight and maybe use it again in 2012 for the remaining mini goals.
I am feeling really positive about this process this year as I have taken the opportunity to really think about my life and how I would like to change it. All the ideas that flowed out through my brainstorm were fascinating and a lot were longer term goals that I don't have the time or the mental and emotional capacity for at this point in my life.
The way I am going I may even be able to post my 2011 goals before January but I don't think I will hold my breath as today is my last day at work for the year and I know how busy life gets at home when there is no work to break up the chaos.
I will be back over the next few days with details of our Christmas preparations as well as the last of my Christmas sewing. I am determined to complete a dress for myself in time to wear on Christmas day as long as the weather cheers up a bit.