2018 Goals : Setting and Achieving Them | Planner Girls Collective Blog Hop

Hello my lovely Ugly Buggers, I hope that each and every one of you has woken up this morning with the sense of hope and excitement that a new year brings! I must confess my first thoughts when opening my eyes were “I wish I’d drank a pint of water before coming to bed” but then that twinge of excitement bubbled and I realised that today is my fresh start, now I don’t necessarily mean a whole life overhaul but I do get to reset my goals and think about what I’d like to achieve in 2018.

My beautiful friend Lindsay kindly gifted me an a6 Hobonichi for 2018 and I knew right away what I would be using it for, I plan on using the daily pages to record my gratitude each day. The first page of each month will be used to log my goals for the coming month and it’s these goals that I want to share with you today, not just the goals themselves but how I record them and how I work towards them.

The first pages in the Hobonichi Techo planner are your monthly spreads, I’m not sure what I’ll use these for yet, after them, there is a double page spread that simply states: Turning the page to a new year! I’ve used this page to write down my goals for 2018 but I’ve dated the page 31st December 2018 and written them as if I have actually accomplished them already.


For me, actually visualising yourself achieving your goals and speaking as if it is something you have already achieved encourages your inner self to believe that what you have set is attainable and you will be more driven to get there.


Once I have my goals for the whole year written down I then break them apart into monthly achievable targets. You’ll see from my yearly goals that I am aiming for 4000 YouTube subscribers, if I left that in my yearly goals and failed to set attainable monthly goals would I end the year with a big fat tick next to that box? Maybe… but maybe’s aren’t good enough for this results-driven chick!

So I take my yearly goal and use the monthly page to record, again in the same style as if I have already achieved it, steps that I have taken and practises I have put in place that month to take me closer to my end result.

Every day, when I record my gratitude I will read my goals out loud, this helps me to remain accountable to myself but also to help me focus on each thing and cross them off once they have been accomplished.

How do you set your goals? Do you have any New Years resolutions? I’d love to hear from you in the comments. Don’t forget to check out the other wonderfully inspirational ladies taking part in today’s blog hop:

Kerry-May Makes


The Stationery Geekette


Plan With Hannah
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