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34 Great Goals to Set to Change Your Life

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34 Great Goals to Set to Change Your Life

It’s almost that time again. Time to start thinking about what goals you want to set for next year. Of course, you can set goals at any time, but this is the time of year when a fresh start feels like a wonderful thing.

I like to set new goals for each year.

When I set goals, I try to be realistic. It’s going to be hard to save $5000 for the year if I can barely pay my bills each month, right? But realistic doesn’t mean easy. Great goals stretch you. I try to find the balance between what is possible (realistic) but still will stretch me!

I also try to think about different areas of my life that could use some improvement.

It’s hard to stick with three different health goals, so choosing a goal or two from various categories can be better.

Lastly, if you make goals that are specific, you’ll know exactly what you need to do to succeed. I’m working on making shorter goals instead of year-long ones.

It’s daunting to say that “I want to count my calories for the whole year” (and not very practical), but to set a shorter goal of counting my calories for a month sounds much more doable. Then, after that month I’ll be happy to have succeeded and can reevaluate if I want to continue with the habit or set a different health-related goal.

So, as you start thinking about goals that you want to set, whether it’s for the start of the new year or starting next week, I came up with this list of great goals to set that could help improve different parts of your life.

This is just a list of ideas. I don’t plan on accomplishing all of these or anything close to it. I’ll probably pick one or two to work on at a time and see how it goes.

Don’t miss this post about finally achieving your goals this year!

34 Great Goals to Set to Change Your Life


  • Read one chapter of a book per day.
  • Learn how to knit and finish 3 knitting projects.
  • Keep a gratitude journal and write down a few things you’re thankful for each day.
  • Spend an hour a week learning a new language.
    • has a lot of language courses you can do on your own time.
  • Create a productive morning routine and stick to it for a month.
  • Read one personal development book per month.


If you want to lose weight, you can read about some easy things I did to lose weight here.


Update: You can get the meal planning printable I use each week by entering your info below!

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  • Set a night for a weekly family game night. 
  • Eat dinner together as a family 4x per week. 
  • Go on one date a month with your spouse. 
  • Pick a book to read together as a family for 15 minutes per night. 
  • Write an encouraging note to each of your kids once a week. 


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 What kinds of goals do you want to work towards next? What ideas for goals would you add to my list?

34 Great Goals to Set to Change Your Life

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