How to Create a Seasonal Goal List

How to Create a Seasonal Goal List

I can’t believe today is the first day of September.  I love the first day of a new month… it’s always full of so much promise.  I hope this month will be filled with joy and growth for all of us – no matter what God sees fit to send us in the next 30 days!

Today I want to write about something that crosses my mind quite often especially the first day of the month.  The topic? Goal Lists.

If you know me, you know I love lists -both reading them and writing them.  That’s why most of the posts on this blog are in list form -it’s just how I tick. To be honest, I am great at writing lists but not as great with the follow through (remember my post on discipline last week? I’m still working on that!).

It’s great to set goals on New Year’s but it’s even more helpful to write a list of goals for one month or one season at a time.  I thought it would be fun to share with you how I  make my seasonal goal lists… This would work for any goal list whether you make one every year, every month or seasonally like I do.

How to Create a Seasonal Goal List

  1. Ask yourself some questions. “What are my top priorities?  What do I need to do in the next three months?  What do I want to do?”
  2. Make categories.  Using your top priorities create several categories for your goals. I have anywhere from 5 to 10 categories on my goal lists.  There is always a category for spiritual, physical, financial, personal growth, and even cooking -filled with recipes I want to make 🙂  Every time I make a new goal list the categories change.  Often, it’s just the names of the categories.  (e.g. this time my personal growth category is titled, Wisdom.)
  3. Write down all your goals. Simply write down all your goals and to-do’s under the appropriate category.
  4. Personalize your goal list.  I love to put category headings in a special font and color.  Sometimes I add clip art and quotes from my Pinterest boards.  Make your list represent your personality, it’s just more fun that way!

It’s that easy.  I like to type up my goal lists, although my weekly lists are hand written (yes, I write a weekly to-do list too!).

To see a sample (but not the complete version) of my goal list for this fall click on the link: Autumn Goal List Preview

That’s only about a third of my goal list (it’s really a big to-do list!) because I kept out a lot of the goals that only make sense to me, as well as the ones I don’t want everybody to see 😉

I hope you will consider making your own goal list.  Studies have proven that people who write down their goals are much more likely to reach them.

{I would love to know} What are some of your goals for this fall?  Comment below!

 

Rebekah Joy (2)

6 thoughts on “How to Create a Seasonal Goal List

  1. I like what you put under the category “Goodness.” This season I want to make cookies or pies for our neighbors! Love this post – made a list as I was reading actually 🙂

    1. That’s a great idea too! I have been wanting to give my neighbors some baked goods for some time now… but haven’t made the effort. Fall seems like the perfect time 🙂 I am glad you liked the post… that’s awesome that you already made a list! 🙂

  2. Oh, i love this idea! I love making lists as well!! I make them all the time. It really helps me to remember things i want to get done and also helps me when I’m bored. 😉
    I started a list of things i want to do this fall and also want to do one for the winter.

    1. Oh yes… I buy a new notebook every year just for my “special lists” -goal lists, travel lists, book lists, etc. etc. 🙂
      I hope you get your goals and wishes completed! Let me know how it goes, okay? 🙂

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