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Goal Setting: My Favorite Printables for the Realistically-Challenged

Updated: Mar 13, 2019

If you're like me {or even if you're not}, you start dreaming about an idea but have no concrete thoughts on how you're going to reach it until you spend some time with a pen and paper.

My train of thought goes like this sometimes: "Must be like this cool Bohemian chick in a funky outfit and vintage truck. How? Throw out entire wardrobe, find new clothes at cool-clothes-I-could-never-actually-pull-off-thrift store, and buy truck for nothing since I have no budget."

Nevermind that none of that is realistic. And for all I know, the girl in the photo has her own set of problems anyway - I just can't see them from here.

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But she is looking ahead to something, as am I when I think about my dreams. Here are some of my favorite printable tools to help me go from wild, wonderful goal to step-by-step, real achievement of that goal:

For those with absolutely no idea where to start, try this worksheet from torta gialla as a review of your last year. Then make a few notes about what you'd like to change in the coming year.

If any of your goals are longer term than just one year, try using this bullet journal layout from Em Schwartz (she has other fabulous bullet journal layouts on her Instagram! Check it out, and if you are looking for more ideas, you can follow my bujo board on Pinterest). Just so you know, you don't have to commit to filling a whole bullet journal to try just one spread. You can do this on one sheet of paper, or in a regular notebook, and never do another bujo page again.

For goal planning, especially when looking at the year as a whole, I recommend this free printable calendar from Thyme Is Honey. You can reuse it year after year, too.

For the minimalist, there is a gorgeous free printable wall calendar that I love from dear crissy. Whether this is to help you when you need to know what day or date it is and you glance up from your desk, or if you need something to actually write on, it helps to have something especially nice to look at. If you'd like something a little different, here's another option from foreign rooftops (you have to join the email list, but it works - you really do get the email afterward with the link to the free download).

For the list-maker (and the resolved-to-make-more-lists-in-2018 maker), my current favorite is another from Thyme Is Honey. A bit sassy to give you the kick in the pants you need to get moving, this "don't just sit there" TDL is perfect. Use this one to set down some actual steps you can take now to get moving toward your dream.

Photo by averie woodard on Unsplash

And finally, for anyone looking to make better use of time in general this year, try torta gialla's awesome Time Audit.

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