2018 Goals – Setting and Sticking to Them

Hey friends! I hope you’re having a good week. Being a professor means that each January doesn’t really “start” for me until the middle of the month. I usually spend the first few weeks on winter break and cleaning out all the crap I’ve collected over the last year. I actually love it this way because it gives me two weeks to really think about my goals for the new year and not jump into anything too fast. So, I wanted to share what I’m working on this year with you.

Did you know that if you write your goals down, you’re more than 40% more likely to achieve them? (That’s part of why I’m sharing this post!) But did you also know that if you write them down and share them with people, you’re almost 90% more likely to achieve them? I think that makes it worth it.

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Professional Goals

*In case you’re new here, I’m a tenure-track professor in public relations at a research-intensive university. For more info about my professional life, check out this post, and this one.

-Continue to move projects forward, toward publication in top journals in my industry.

-Strive to find greater balance with my work so that I can incorporate more fitness and more fun into my daily routine without feeling guilty. Read my post about work/life balance here.

-Remind myself that I am doing a good job, even in the face of the endless rejection that comes with being a tenure-track professor.

-Push myself to try new things both in and outside the classroom, and remain a role model for my students, as well as a friend and reliable colleague to my peers.

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Blog Goals

*This is what I’m most excited to share! If there’s anything you want to see on the blog, let me know in the comments.

-Publish at least two posts per week, each Tuesday and Thursday.

-Continue to share Last Week’s Looks

-More fashion and career-related posts

-Grow my social following organically and with authenticity (follow me on Instagram here, and Facebook here 😉 )

-Spend more time connecting with readers and supporting the blogs of other awesome people – I’m doing a #FollowFriday on Instagram stories today, so stop by if you want some fun accounts to follow.

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Personal

-Be more consistent with my fitness, including conscious rest.

-Prioritize my relationships and spending quality time with friends and family.

-Keep things more organized around the house.

-Save more, floss, eat better, drink more water and all of the other trite but necessary new year’s goals.

-Continue to read for fun and not just for work.

How will I meet these goals? I shared this post about goal setting and I’m going to do the same things. Break these larger objectives into smaller attainable milestones. For example, I can set a daily goal to get 30 minutes of activity, a weekly goal to do that 3 times per week, and a monthly goal to workout at least 12 times.

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