Just a week was the start of a brand new year, and we of course welcome 2022 with open arms. At the start of this new year, I was on a New Years Retreat zoom call with some of my favorite women. We were having conversations about goals, resolutions, re-starts and so many other things of similar nature.
And it dawned on me that just a small four letter word was really overwhelming for some people. GOAL. I am not talking about your typical new year’s resolution. I don’t do resolutions. I don’t push my friends, family, followers, or clients to do resolutions. However, I do like goals. I like goal-setting. I like goal mapping and goal planning. I enjoy planning out my own goals, as well as helping others. And, a new year right after a busy holiday season seems to be the perfect time to set and write-out goals. Notice, I said AND write-out goals. Because setting goals is just a dream until you sit down to focus, write, and follow through.
But yes, setting a GOAL is overwhelming. Should we set multiple? Should we focus on family goals? career goals? business goals? friendship goals? Self-care goals? Or, should we fall into the path of most of our country at the new year and focus on health goals?
It’s hard to think about. It’s difficult to determine. It’s overwhelming to decide. I hear ya.
In case you do relate to any of these above questions and challenging concepts, I do want to share the zoom call recording (video below) I did with my clients/friends in helping them set up goals. In our zoom, we started with a worksheet that led us through discussions (see photo of my worksheet above) of what we enjoy, who we enjoy, what we do for work, for fun, for enjoyment, for others, and for ourselves. We focused on our mindset towards these parts of our lives; are we happy and content with those categories or are we ready to move forward with bigger commitments and goals. Once we determined our mindset, we talked about gratitude and affirmations.
While reading just a short blog on goals may not feel like the most inspiring thing ever, having the video + worksheet may be a tool to keep in your back pocket. Watching this video may help you determine some small goals for 2022. I’d love for you to take a watch of this video below and use the blank worksheet attached.
If you made it this far and past the worksheet + video, thank you so much. Thanks for being here on this journey. If at any point you need help with your goals, focus, follow through – let’s chat.
And, to end with some fun and never leave you hanging, I’d LOVE to share my 2022 goals. As I said, goals can be set in categories. I usually do exactly that.
Marriage goal: just live daily in each other’s company. Bike, hike, and complete the Michigan Dalmac together this year – Josh as the cyclist, Heather as the lead crew guide. You can read about our experience doing this last year here.
Business goal: grow my business by 10% each quarter of the year, by doing what I love, sharing the fitness and foods that bring myself and my clients happiness and health. And, if you do ever want to join in on that fun, we invite you.
Running goals: to complete the Las Vegas Mt. Charleston Marathon in April, to complete the Bears Ears Ultra 50-miler SOLO in June, to complete the NeverSummer 100k in July.
Mantras: I can do anything for a day. Whether a tough day of work, teaching classes, talking with clients or a tough training day of 8+ running in the mountains, I can and I will do anything for a day.