It’s hard to believe but we are 6 months through the year! When I worked out of the home, each 6 months we did a mid year review at work. My boss and I would go through my goals, look at what was working and what wasn’t, and get on track to finish the year strong. I always found these reviews to be really helpful because they were like a map. Each time, I would get clear directions that made it easier to get to my destination.
For 2016, I chose delight as my one word. Delight is more than happiness. The dictionary defines it as a
Progress not perfection!
Each year I begin with my list of goals. My goals I set for 2016 are:
*Enjoy an overnight without the kids. I’m hoping that we can have at least one more before the end of the year!
*Complete a mini-challenge each month. So far, so good! I will be sharing July’s mini habit soon (I will be posting August’s mini challenge before August so you can join me)!
*Payoff student loan. This is still a lofty goal! I am working hard trying to earn extra side income from growing my Rodan + Fields business, Women With Intention (which has been very slow since I’ve taken it easy this summer), and other side hustles to make the extra payments.
Women With Intention:
*Develop 5 products. I am still plugging away on this. My first product I worked on developing is still something I’d like to pursue but found out it was going to cost me thousands of dollars to launch. With a small blog, that’s just not possible right now. Hopefully in the near future!
*Allow myself to grow creatively. With the summer break from most of my normal blogging, I’ve allowed myself to look into different ideas and programs to try.
*Continue the KonMari method throughout the house. My goal is to finish in 2016. I have a long way to go! Once the kids head back to school this is one of my top priorities.
If you are interested in conducting your own mid year review, here are a few tips to help you:
- Find a place to sit down, focus, and get to work! This is a fun process!
- What are you passionate about? The things you are passionate about are those that you will likely be willing to do the extra work to complete the goal!
- Bring your calendar. Planning is so important because you need to be realistic. June and July are 2 of the busiest months of the year for our family. Trying to carry out a lot of goals during that time is insane.
- Plan your goals using the method of planning that works best for you. If you are a paper and pen kind of woman, that’s what you need. Others prefer using a computer. (I like to picmonkey.com because you can use your own pictures, they have good fonts, and the basic package is free!)
- If you are having problems setting goals, check out How To Set S.M.A.R.T. Goals
- If you can, find an accountability partner to help you stay on track. It really does help!
After looking at my goals, I realized that by only setting a few goals has really helped me focus on accomplishing them this year. I also realized that I am going to really have to rev up my business to wipe out my student loan in 2016. (This is a priority because I want to be debt free except for the farm!) I also want to get an overnight scheduled for Jason and me.
Have you done your own mid year review? What goals are you revising?