I don’t make New Years Resolutions every year, but I instead like to break my goals into smaller time frames. Monthly, weekly, daily…it depends on the goal I want to set or the habit I want to create.
For some goals it’s easier to focus on creating a habit. I wanted to become a morning person and get up before my daughters every morning. By forcing myself to do it for a few weeks straight, I ended up creating a habit of getting up before my girls each day. I now don’t even think twice about it.
Small daily habits can make a big difference over the course of a few weeks, months, or even longer.
Do you have a new habit that you want to create next year? What one little task or activity do you want to focus on next year?
Here are a few ideas to get you thinking:
- Move or exercise
- Take a walk
- Take 10,000 steps
- Drink X ounces of water
- Enjoy dinner as a family
- Read devotion
- Complete cleaning routine
- Complete morning routine
- Make bed
- Read with children
- Get 7 hours of sleep
- Write down 3 things you are grateful for
- Complement someone
- Read for enjoyment
When I decide what habit I want to create, I find that writing it down and tracking my progress makes all the difference. Once you decide what habit you want to create, find a place to track the habit.
I created a habit tracker. (Here is the updated version for 2019.)Download and print. Check off each day you complete your task. Place in a prominent place so you can see your daily progress.
If you want to read more about how I feel about Goal Setting and Habit Creating, check out these posts:
- Say No to New Years Resolutions
- How to set Goals using Short Challenges and Mini Goals
- How Short Challenges and Mini Goals Work for Me
- One Simple Task to Help You Follow Through on Your Goals
What daily habit do you want in 2018?
If you would rather focus on a different mini goal or habit each month, join the 12 Mini Goals Challenge. (Updated challenge for 2018)
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