Good Monthly Goals to Have and Why

Monthly Goals

Setting good monthly goals is so important for so many reasons. You need a plan, you need a clear picture of what you want today and where you want to go. One way I clear my mind and get focused before I plan my monthly goals is by creating a dream board and doing a brain dump. You will learn more about what a brain dump is in this post and you can check out more on dream boards here and create your own for free or by purchasing an easy customizable version. Totally up to you. The important thing is that you gather your thoughts, create a clear plan you can already feel excited about and a plan that you can already envision and feel what it feels like to be there. Aka – Manifesting.

Good Monthly Goals

Good monthly goal ideas are ones that you can achieve. So many times we aim so high and if we don’t complete or achieve those goals we feel down and like we’ve failed. Why do we put so much pressure on ourselves? Monthly goal setting doesn’t have to be hard and it doesn’t have to leave us feeling defeated and unproductive. 

Setting goals and accomplishing them feels so good and that’s the feeling we want to experience more often than not so we keep going. Staying motivated and determined helps us keep going and allows us to avoid the plateau or the feelings of “I can’t” or “why am I even trying? “ It’s so important to stay motivated and keep our mindsets positive so that we keep moving forward towards our goals.  

Why Set Monthly Goals?

I’m sure you, like so many others (myself included) have set yearly goals at the beginning of each new year and more times than not they are big goals. Some examples of these types of goals are: I’m going to get into the best shape of my life. I’m going to have the best financial year ever. I’m going to quit smoking and drinking. I could go on and on, but I won’t, you get the point. 

Why are these goals so big?! Let’s break them down like this: I am going to move my body everyday. I am going to try to save and/or make $___ each month for a year. I am going to start cutting down my bad habits so that I can quit this year. 

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How to Set Daily, Weekly, and Monthly Goals

Setting your goals for the year, month and week requires you to lay out your big goals first, those would be your yearly goals. They might even be spread into a few years depending. The first thing you’re going to do is pick one or two yearly goals and write them down, then underneath those you’re going to list what you need to do in order to achieve those goals, write those steps under your main goals.

Now, you’re going to do the same thing underneath those goals, what steps do you need to do in order to reach those tier two goals. Keep going until you have all the steps that you can think of in order to achieve your goals. Once you have a good flowchart ready you can easily see how you want to break down your goals based on yearly, monthly, weekly and daily goals. 

Do a Brain Dump

Another great way to play out your monthly, weekly and daily goals is to do a brain dump. This means you put all your goals and ideas on a piece of paper and et them all out of your head. Write them all down so you can clearly see them and organize them easier. This allows you to prioritize and you can add then where you know they need to go in your monthly goal planner. If you grab my Monthly Goal Planner Bundle you get a brain dump sheet and instructions included. If you grab the free version just follow the ideas above and write them on a blank piece of paper.

What are good daily goals?

Personally, I don’t like to put too much pressure on my daily goals. I always plan my day ahead of time and I try to be generous when scheduling out the day. I like realistic goals that are achievable. Daily goals and planning your day so we can stay motivated and feel organized, if you plan too much or aren’t realistic and forgiving on your schedule you will end up feeling down and unproductive. Be sure you’re giving yourself grade when planning your daily goals. 

What are good weekly goals?

The same theory applies here. You always want to start from your monthly goals and work your way down. Make a list of all the things that you want to get done in the month then break that down into four sections. Those are your weekly goals for the month, from there you divide the smaller tasks into your weekly schedule. Remember to be generous and give yourself enough time to feel productive and stay motivated. 

Goals for a Month

Your goals for the month are anything and everything that you hope to accomplish in the 30ish days we have for a new month. These include personal, work, family, and things you want to work on for personal development. Holidays that come up require us to also make goals so that we get everything we want done to celebrate the holidays. 

Goal List Ideas

Here is a list of some ideas to get you started in a few areas of your life. These lists could go on forever but I’ll keep it to the ones that first come to mind and I believe would really help anyone looking for some inspirational goals. 

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Goal Setting Ideas 

Personal Goals

-Mediate

-Read 

-Read Self Help Books

-Exercise

-Move your body

-Do a good deed everyday

-Practice gratitude 

-Practice breathing

-Listen to calming music

Business Goals

-Get organized

-Make a business plan 

-Research a pending topic for work 

-Make a daily schedule 

-Take new training

What are Some Good Monthly Goals for 2021?

2020 has been a crazy year and I know we’ve all been forced to pivot and change and do things that probably made us feel uncomfortable, but look back, did it make you grow? Did you find new ways to do things you needed to do? Did you get through some hard emotions? Sometimes when times get tough we find the strength to get through things that we never thought we could. Goal planning is so important, especially as a mom. Goal setting for moms is key in being happier and feeling good.

My advice for your 2021 goals is be daring, reach for the sky. Make big goals that scare you and excite you equally. There are also some categories that I believe are important to keep in mind. You want to be sure you are making some Personal Goals, and some Work Goals. 

Good Monthly Goals to Have