This post is about personal goals for a woman to set for herself.
The new year is finally here and we are ready to set some personal goals!
I enjoy making goals every year that empower me as a woman and make me feel motivated for the new year. I edit my goals and make changes throughout the year, but I always have a few personal goals I strive to achieve.
What goals should I set for myself?
Your goals don’t have to be set extremely high for them to make a big change in your life.
For example, you don’t have to wake up at 5am every morning to be the most productive and best version of yourself. If that personal goal doesn’t work for you, then that’s ok!
My goals in life right now are going to look different than yours. The personal goals of a woman her in twenties is probably going to look a lot different than the personal goals of a woman in her fifties. We are all in different seasons of our life and you need to choose personal goals that work for you.
Your personal goals should fit into your lifestyle and motivate you to achieve what you want in life.
How to set a personal goal and stick to it
A personal goal is something that you want to work towards. It can be short term or long term, can be set at any time of the year, and should motivate you to achieve anything you want.
Tell someone about your goals
Often times we find ourselves making goals and feeling ambitious, only to stop working towards those goals a couple weeks later. There are a few things you can do to help you stick to your personal goals. First, you can tell someone about the goals you have set for yourself. The person you tell can help keep you accountable for achieving your goals and sometimes just telling someone else helps us stay motivated.
track your progress
Another thing you can do is track your progress. A study done by the American Psychological Association says that people are more likely to achieve their goals when they closely monitor their progress. Use the free goal and habit tracker below to help make your goals and keep track of your progress.
Keep your list of goals posted somewhere you look everyday like your closet or bathroom, so you have a physical visual reminder every morning of the personal goals you’ve set.
This post is about 15 personal goals for a woman to set for herself
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In this post we have a lot of ideas about personal goals for a woman to set for herself.
My hope is that you set goals that help you live your happiest and healthiest life and serve you best on your personal development journey.
We’ve broken down this list of goals into personal growth goals, goals for wellness, goals to expand your mind, and financial goals.
Personal Growth Goals
1. Spend less time on social media
I think we are all guilty of mindlessly scrolling social media throughout the day. While we’re doing this, we are unconsciously comparing our lives to everyone else’s life we see on our feed. Turning your phone off for a couple hours before you go to bed every night is a great personal goal to set for yourself.
2. Stop comparing yourself to others
“Oh look how great her new job is, and I’m still at this one I hate”, “Wow look at how great of shape she is in and I haven’t worked out in months”. STOP doing this. Remember social media only shows the highlights. People are going through the same things you are, they just aren’t showing those tough parts online. Set a goal to consciously stop yourself from comparing whenever you have one of these intruding thoughts.
3. Stop apologizing
As woman, we need to stop apologizing! I mean you can say sorry if you feel you’ve really done something wrong… but most of the time women are using the word “sorry” for actions that don’t require an apology at all. Take your power back and omit the word sorry from your daily phrases. This is a great article about what women can do instead of saying sorry.
4. Say yes/no more often
Are you usually the “yes” woman or “no” woman? Often times we find ourselves leaning towards one of the two answers 90% of the time we get asked something. I’m definitely the “no” woman, and I’ve decided that this year I’m going to say yes to more opportunities that arise. If you say yes/no too often, switch it up and try doing the opposite this year.
Goals for wellness
5. Practice more self care
Taking care of yourself is extremely important for your mental and physical health. Remember, that you can’t show up as your best self in your relationships, work, school, or anything else unless you are taking care of you FIRST. Take time every week to practice simple self care in your daily routine- this might include taking a nap, going outside, journaling, or simply watching tv.
6. Incorporate daily gratitude into routine
I’ve been trying to think more positive lately and incorporating daily gratitude into my everyday routine has really helped change my mindset. Set a goal to write one thing you are thankful for everyday or keep a gratitude journal handy and jot little things down that you are grateful for throughout the day. Expressing gratitude daily can actually improve your mood and make you a happier person overall.
7. Develop a good morning/night routine
It can be really hard to stick to a routine. Don’t overwhelm yourself with a long and exhausting “morning routine for success”. Start small! Add 1 thing every few days to your routine until it becomes habit. Often times people try to change their whole routine in one morning then quit after a week of feeling burnt out. A relaxing night routine is also good for self care, but can be developed slowly overtime. Create a goal for yourself to slowly cultivate a morning and night routine that works for you.
8. Spend more time outside
Research shows that spending more time outdoors is linked to higher levels of concentration, creativity, and improved mental clarity. I know when I’m feeling in a funk, something as simple as sitting in my backyard for 20 minutes can drastically boost my mood. Make it a goal this year to spend a little more time outside everyday.
Goals to expand your mind
9. Learn more about others
I think if we all made it a goal to learn more about others this year, the world would be a more empathetic and better place. It can be as simple as talking with the neighbor you don’t see often or making an effort to get to know a new coworker. You could also make a goal to learn about new cultures- try reading books about different cultures, trying new foods and listening to new music.
10. Read more books
Start reading that pile of books that are gathering dust on your bedside table! Make it a goal to read a couple chapters every night before you go to bed. Or instead of reaching for your phone this weekend, try reading a new book! I truly believe that knowledge is power and that reading can expand or mind and our imagination. If you need a good book, I recommend Where the Crawdads Sing and It Ends with Us.
11. Travel to a new destination
I know we can’t all afford to take lavish vacations to Europe this year (I wish)… but you can still make it a goal to “travel” to new destinations. Take a roadtrip to somewhere nearby that you’ve never been. Sometimes it’s just fun to get out of town for a weekend and be someplace new. Make it a goal this year to travel to a few new destinations.
12. Try new restaurants
It’s so easy to fall into the habit of only eating at the restaurants you know and love. Maybe you have a go-to date night place that you get drinks at every week. My challenge to you is to ditch it! Try something new, get out of your comfort zone.You never know what you are going to like until you try it. Visit that new Thai place, get some curry at that new Indian place, it might just be your new fave place:)
13. Get involved in investing
Investing can be confusing and a little scary especially if you know nothing about it. I’ll be the first to admit I don’t know much about investing but this year I am making it a goal to learn more about money and how to invest it. Start off small and learn a couple things at a time. So far, I’ve watched a couple Youtube videos about investing in cryptocurrency and it’s already making a little more sense.
14. Put more money into savings
Put a little more money into your savings every month and you will thank yourself in the long run. A little bit of money every month can make a big difference in a year.
15. Start your side hustle
This is the year! Just go for it and start your side hustle this year. Maybe you’ve been putting off your Etsy shop, or you’ve always wanted to start a blog. Make it a goal this year to make one small step towards your goal everyday. In 6 months or even a year, you’ll be very happy that you started and made progress!