{Monthly Series} December 2017 Goals

December 2017 goals marks the 12th installment of the monthly goal series I started back in 2013. All the goals that I share are those I wish to complete in the new month. For me personally I find it much easier setting goals at the beginning of the month as a guide. Whether I get to complete those goals before the month end of not is another matter. The idea is to have something to strive for each month otherwise I get overwhelmed with everything going on around me. I am a to-do list orientated type of person and function best when I have a daily or monthly to-do list. Setting goals is a great way to plan out your life and its gives some sort of direction. I also have a strong belief that if I don’t succeed its ok to move it forward until I do.

November 2017 Goals

At the beginning of every month I try to have a clear picture of what I am expecting to happen in the new month. November though I knew what would be happening, it totally flew me with all the happenings. There were so many things that happened that thought anticipated found quite challenging. But I had some cooling down time and went off to Rome, it was a trip of a lifestyle for me. I am definitely going back but with someone this time than all by myself.

When I reviewed my October 2017 goals, I was happy to have successfully completed it one. It doesn’t happen often and when it does it feels amazing. But I am also a strong believer in re-working the goals until I accomplish them often using different strategies. With that in mind, here is a review of last month’s goals and how I got on.

  • Submit postgraduate {pre} assignment – DONE
  • Attend nephew’s 5th birthday party – DONE
  • Plan for upcoming getaway to Rome – DONE – went last weekend
  • Plan content weekly – DONE
  • Purchase Christmas presents for the family – DONE, but still getting more
  • Socializing – DONE, spent a bit of time with my best friend and another close friend.

It is truly fulfilling to look over the to-do list and find you’ve ticked off all the items. This is two months in a row and can not wait to put the same effort into my December 2017 Goals. But I am also being optimist since December is busier than most months but still hopeful.

festive season

December 2017 Goals

Whenever I am setting monthly goals, I look at what I want to achieve short-term and long-term. Because no one can predict the future I like to pay close attention to short-term goals. I am not entirely ignoring the long-term goals but they are not the main focus. And in other ways, the short-term goals are to ensure I am able to achieve my long-term goal in the long run. Here are the December 2017 goals {short-term} that  I am hoping to accomplish.

Christmas Goals

Whether you celebrate Christmas or not, December 1st is the official start of the festive celebrations. This year I have even gotten myself a Lindt Advent calendar and had my first chocolate piece. As a to-do list orientated person, I put together Christmas goals I want to accomplish;

  • Christmas Presents for the family – if you read my Ultimate Family Guide you will know what I got my family. Though I have these presents already, unfortunately I am still needing a few more especially for my nephew.
  • Plan day to spend with parents – often on Christmas Day I spend either the morning and lunch with them or dinner. This year I have not yet decided exactly what day I want to spend time with my parents.
  • Complete all travels before Christmas – I know it’s crazy but I have a couple more travels to do. I am hoping I won’t need to travel around Christmas time.

Postgraduate Goals

As you might know I am currently in the 2nd year of my Masters in Pharmacovigilance course. It has been really stressful for the last couple of months and I thought I put together some goals for myself.

  • Complete 2 assignments from previous course due December 12th.
  • Start of the new assignment due in January 2018

Blog Commitment Goals

I am sure every blogger has a set of blogging commitments that they wish to accomplish before Christmas. I am a little more than I planned and now planning on scheduling them all in ample time.

  • Schedule posts for the Christmas week
  • Comply with all collaboration deadlines, complete earlier if possible
  • Prepare income report for 2017
  • Take a break from blogging during the festivities!!

As I mentioned, I am a to-do list orientated person and though overwhelming I am glad to have my list written down. This way I hold myself accountable plus I can see what I need to be ticking off. I am definitely planning to take some time off for a few days to relax and rejuvenate.

Happy December 2017 everyone, wishing you only the best!!


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  1. David E
    December 4, 2017 / 8:54 am

    Thanks for the good wishes for the Month of December. Lots going on with my dad having heart surgery so hoping for a good month as well. That’s awesome you have all your goals here ahead of you. Wish I was that directed when it came to my goals. That’s so important.

  2. Tina Butler
    December 3, 2017 / 2:23 am

    Wow that is awesome that you plan goals out every month and that you’ve been doing this for over 4 years. That is an accomplishment in itself. I wish I could do this but I would list my goals and find it hard to follow through. I guess I just get too busy. I need to make more time for myself and the things I want to accomplish.

  3. Censie 'Mumby' Sawyer
    December 2, 2017 / 9:00 pm

    Great accomplishments for November and it sounds like you have some great plans for December! I want to follow your lead and make sure I take a break on blogging and actually enjoy some of the family fun and festivities this year. Hard to believe that 2017 is almost over!

  4. Jesica H
    December 2, 2017 / 6:48 am

    That income report goal is on my mind too. Every year I dread it, but writing it out as a goal does make it seem less daunting. Good job with your grad school stuff, btw. 🙂

    • December 2, 2017 / 10:01 am

      Thanks Jesica, my postgrad stuff at the moment is more daunting than my financial report but got to crack on both soon

  5. LisaLisa01
    December 1, 2017 / 11:45 pm

    Great post! I wish I could follow up on my monthly goals but, I always seem to fail. I have been working on my 2018 goals and I’m going to make sure to follow them. What a great accomplishment for you and now you have me rethinking my own goals to make them more realistic! .

  6. December 1, 2017 / 10:34 pm

    Wow, you should be proud of yourself. These are amazing goals, and accomplishments. I’m thinking of adding a vision board to my office this week. I really need the motivation.

  7. December 1, 2017 / 10:10 pm

    I totally get ya when it comes not having to travel during the holidays. It can get really stressful as it is, and it’s nice to stay put near family and friends. You have really great, realistic goals – good luck!

  8. Stockpiling Moms
    December 1, 2017 / 2:30 pm

    I love that you share your monthly goals and follow up with your accomplishments! You are motivating me to do this for 2018! I hope you have a blessed Christmas visit with your parents and good luck with your final shopping!

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