Goals that require no work and you'll want to do each month
Start writing a post
Education

10 Small Goals You Can Set For Yourself Each Month That Are Actually Attainable

Monday, January 21st, 2019. New years resolutions can be overwhelming, here are a few goals that require little to no work and you'll WANT to do each month.

131
10 Small Goals You Can Set For Yourself Each Month That Are Actually Attainable

A new year. 12 whole months, 52 weeks, 365 days, and a slew of resolutions. A new year brings new found motivation to everyone and unfortunately, we tend to get carried away with the resolutions we set. Halfway through the year, we've either gotten overwhelmed or "forgotten" all of those resolutions. So think small and simple. These little goals each month require the bare minimum effort and can help improve your life or possibly be ways to further your resolutions throughout the year.

1. Make To Do Lists

Make a to-do list before you go to bed at night to clear your mind to get a good nights rest, or jot down a to-do list them in the morning to start your day off on the right foot. Try to center your priorities and write down the things that are the most important and you want to get done. Lists can help you focus and optimize productivity and isn't that something we all strive for in a new year?

2. Write Down 1 Thing Everyday that You're Grateful For

Unsplash.com

This can be in your phone, on paper, on a word doc, your Instagram story really whatever you, please. Writing down one thing that your grateful for every day helps you start, spend, or end your day with something you value, and more than likely makes you happy. Life can be hard, and having a list that you can look back on when you're not having the best day can help you power through.

3. Drink 8 Ounces of Water When You Wake Up Everyday

Unsplash.com

Keep a water bottle by your bed to remind you to drink those 8 ounces first thing in the morning. Drinking water in the morning can help wake up the body and kick start your metabolism. Hydration is so important and helps us maintain good health and who doesn't want that?

4. Take Yourself on a Date

That's right, take yourself on a date! Get a nice breakfast, sit at a park and read, go on a hike, treat yourself to a shopping spree. Set aside 1 day a month to spoil yourself. You deserve it. Fill yourself with self-love.

5. Create a Sleep Schedule

girl sleepingUnsplash

This may be a more difficult goal on this list because life is unpredictable, but doing your best to go to sleep and wake up around the same time every day can do wonders for your health. Feeling well rested and taking on a new day is an invaluable feeling.

6. Develop a Morning and Night Routine

Stack of newspapers.https://pxhere.com/en/photo/544925

Create your morning and nightly rituals. Whether that means showering, journaling, catching up on a tv show, reading a book, etc. Make time for yourself a leave an hour before bed, and an hour when you wake up to take things slow and do what makes you feel good and do it every day. Consistency from good habits only makes a better life.

7. Make Your Bed

Start your day by making your bed! It keeps you from getting back into it and instantly makes your room look cleaner. Also, it helps you start your day knowing that you've already accomplished something, and feeling productive from the start of the day only solicits more productivity.

8. Don't Hate Your Sundays

You may dread Sundays because they're the start to a sometimes daunting 7 days of work, tests, or school. Use Sundays to plan out your week, do laundry, finish homework assignments, self-care, treat yourself to a nice breakfast, clean your room, whatever you need to do to start of your week fresh and stress-free. So don't hate on Sunday's utilize them!

9. Make Someones Day

Tell your friends and family that you love them and be their hype man. Be that person that goes out of their way to compliment a stranger you like their outfit. This help transform your mind to see the beauty in the little things. Spread love and positivity wherever you go, chances are by making someone else day, you're also making your own.

10. Have a Positive Attitude

https://furrybabiesinc.com/french-bulldog-puppies-for-sale-cutest/

Having a positive attitude is free and makes you and others happier! Life is hard, and sometimes its easier to focus on the negatives or be hateful. Fill your life with positivity, there's so many reasons to be happy and a million things to be grateful for. This year, all 365 days try to start and end them with a positive attitude, you'll thank yourself for it.

Report this Content
This article has not been reviewed by Odyssey HQ and solely reflects the ideas and opinions of the creator.
the beatles
Wikipedia Commons

For as long as I can remember, I have been listening to The Beatles. Every year, my mom would appropriately blast “Birthday” on anyone’s birthday. I knew all of the words to “Back In The U.S.S.R” by the time I was 5 (Even though I had no idea what or where the U.S.S.R was). I grew up with John, Paul, George, and Ringo instead Justin, JC, Joey, Chris and Lance (I had to google N*SYNC to remember their names). The highlight of my short life was Paul McCartney in concert twice. I’m not someone to “fangirl” but those days I fangirled hard. The music of The Beatles has gotten me through everything. Their songs have brought me more joy, peace, and comfort. I can listen to them in any situation and find what I need. Here are the best lyrics from The Beatles for every and any occasion.

Keep Reading...Show less
Being Invisible The Best Super Power

The best superpower ever? Being invisible of course. Imagine just being able to go from seen to unseen on a dime. Who wouldn't want to have the opportunity to be invisible? Superman and Batman have nothing on being invisible with their superhero abilities. Here are some things that you could do while being invisible, because being invisible can benefit your social life too.

Keep Reading...Show less
Featured

19 Lessons I'll Never Forget from Growing Up In a Small Town

There have been many lessons learned.

73385
houses under green sky
Photo by Alev Takil on Unsplash

Small towns certainly have their pros and cons. Many people who grow up in small towns find themselves counting the days until they get to escape their roots and plant new ones in bigger, "better" places. And that's fine. I'd be lying if I said I hadn't thought those same thoughts before too. We all have, but they say it's important to remember where you came from. When I think about where I come from, I can't help having an overwhelming feeling of gratitude for my roots. Being from a small town has taught me so many important lessons that I will carry with me for the rest of my life.

Keep Reading...Show less
​a woman sitting at a table having a coffee
nappy.co

I can't say "thank you" enough to express how grateful I am for you coming into my life. You have made such a huge impact on my life. I would not be the person I am today without you and I know that you will keep inspiring me to become an even better version of myself.

Keep Reading...Show less
Student Life

Waitlisted for a College Class? Here's What to Do!

Dealing with the inevitable realities of college life.

134497
college students waiting in a long line in the hallway
StableDiffusion

Course registration at college can be a big hassle and is almost never talked about. Classes you want to take fill up before you get a chance to register. You might change your mind about a class you want to take and must struggle to find another class to fit in the same time period. You also have to make sure no classes clash by time. Like I said, it's a big hassle.

This semester, I was waitlisted for two classes. Most people in this situation, especially first years, freak out because they don't know what to do. Here is what you should do when this happens.

Keep Reading...Show less

Subscribe to Our Newsletter

Facebook Comments