Checking in on Your Goals


It is already the second month of 2022. This is a good time to reflect on how your year has started and to see how you have been doing with your goals. In my blog Monthly Goals for 2022, I wrote about making monthly goals as opposed to new years resolutions. By breaking them down into different monthly goals, it can make them seem more manageable and help you grow throughout the year.

Reviewing your goals will help you gauge whether or not you need to make some changes for your upcoming monthly goals. Ask yourself these questions to help you:

  • Was the goal reasonable?

  • If it is time oriented, are you on track to meet your goal?

  • Are changes needed to better accomplish your goals?

  • Is it more or less difficult than you thought to work towards this goal?

  • Are you experiencing burnout with your goals?

If any of these are creating issues with your goals, it is time to reevaluate them and see how you can adjust. Being specific will help you either get back on track or keep you on track. For example, if one of your goals was to drink more water, alter it to "drink x amount of water every day." Making them specific will make it easier to track. If you are having a hard time reaching your goal or are feeling a burnout, try cutting back to make it more feasible. For example, if your goal was to workout every day and you are having a hard time meeting this, change it to "workout x amount of times a week." Then you can gradually increase this as time goes on.