One of the things I’ve built into my system for goal-planning is flexibility.
Life is unpredictable.
While it’s fun to forecast and dream about a future state of your life.
The reality is, no one can predict what tomorrow holds. This is especially true when you have kids—vacations, illness, school activities.
It is for this reason, I don’t stress about starting on a particular day of the year.
As I’m writing this post, I’m not quite done on the goals I want to achieve for the first quarter of the new year.
I could of course stress and feel like I’m behind.
Or I can remind myself that life is unpredictable and so my goals should be flexible as well.
One way to reduce the stress of goal planning is to start your goals at any time.
First of the month, middle of the month or somewhere near the endish.
Be flexible with yourself.
Afterall, you’re trying to do something to improve your life.