Quick and Dirty Goal Setting for 2018


I love note cards

I put chores on them and to do lists, they are easy and accessible.

This year I didn’t feel the need to sit down and create a heavy goal strategy right off the bat. I did, however, want to set some intentions. Using 4×6 notecards I created a holistic strategy that is portable, flexible and magically efficient.


This year I wrote down 6 categories of my life I want to focus on:


Diet and Exercise

Bills and Finances

Children and Household

My Spouse

Hobbies and Fun

I chose these specific categories to focus on. I wrote down what I would like to do on the front and on the back I wrote down specific goals.

On a separate card I also wrote a mission statement for 2018 as well as daily non-negotiables.

Some of my non-negotiables included: writing down what I’m grateful for, waking up early, exercise, self care, eating healthy and working hard. These are specific goals that I want to work on on a daily basis.

The best part about the notecard method is that you can truly expand from what you’ve written. You can go deep in the areas you intend to work on. You could focus on one per month or every two months. You could be working towards one on each card every month. It’s really up to your learning style.

Another great part about using notecards is that they are portable! You can keep them in your bag or in your wallet. You can check in on how you are doing. You can quickly write new ones and reference them when you achieve your goals later on.

There is a big push right now to do away with resolutions and I agree. Writing down our intentions allows us to direct ourselves to where we want to go. And getting specific about our wants and the direction of our lives is EMPOWERING. Awareness, direction and purpose are essential for living our best lives. I would love to hear how you are planning to kick 2018’s ass, or taking it easy, or making more time for you.

Here we go!

Vivant Coaching

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