Well, today is my birthday. 27, which makes me feel pretty old. And as I get older, the things I get excited about on my birthday have changed a lot. It’s not so much about cake and presents anymore, but goal setting. Yes, goal setting. If you’ve been following my blog(s) for awhile, then you’re probably used to me posting 27 before 27, 26 before 26, 25 before 25 lists… I’m just a person who loves planning and goals and all that. But the problem is that I pretty much always forget about these goals after about a month. So for this year, instead of just posting a list on my blog, I came up with another plan. Here’s how it works, in case you have trouble keeping up with your goals/resolutions like I do.
DIY goal jar – what you need:
- a glass jar
- colorful paper
- a list of goals
- a calendar or planner
Step 1: Cut up colorful strips of paper
For this project, you’ll need small strips of paper to write out each of your goals. Using colorful scrapbook paper will just make the jar look cool so you can keep it out in plain sight.
Step 2: Write out your goals
On each one of the pieces of paper, write out one of your goals for the year. The goals should be pretty simple and tangible items that can be completed quickly once you draw it out of the jar. For example, if you want to travel, don’t just write “travel.” Instead, maybe try “book a trip,” because that’s something you can do right away.
Step 3: Put the goals in a jar
When all of your goals are written on the small strips of paper, stuff them into a glass jar or similar container.
Step 4: Write your goals on a calendar
Then you’ll need to go through your planner or calendar and select some random dates to draw goals out of the jar. You’ll need to select as many dates as there are goals, and try to spread them out throughout the year.
Step 5: Draw goals out of the jar
Each day that you selected on your calendar, you’ll need to draw a goal out of the jar. The first one you choose is the one you have to do.
Step 6: Complete each goal within a week
Then you have one week to complete that goal. Try to get them done as quickly as possible. Then just move onto the next one, and hopefully you’ll have them all completed by the end of the year!
Speaking of goals, one of mine for this year is to start an active YouTube channel. I’ve been doing some research and looking for some tools to help with this goal. But I still feel really unprepared for it. HOWEVER, sometimes you just have to take the leap. So I made a video tutorial type of thing for this project, included below. It’s still pretty rough as I’m definitely still working on my skills~ but it’s a start.