2023 Goals | How to Set Goals for the New Year

December 30, 2022 

How to Set Goals for the New Year

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As the new year approaches, it is the perfect time to reflect on accomplishments of 2022 and begin to consider new goals for 2023. Setting goals can be a powerful way to motivate and guide your business and personal life. Learn how to set goals for the new year and see what everyone on the Apt CoWork team aims to accomplish in 2023 in this comprehensive guide.  

  1. Identify your priorities 
    • As you’re thinking about your priorities, here are a few questions you can ask yourself: 
      • What is most important to your business?  
      • What do you want to accomplish in the next year?  
      • Are there weak spots in your business you would like to improve? 
      • What can I do every day, every week, or every month to increase my happiness? 
      • Is there something I always wanted to do, but never got around to it? 
      • Is there a habit I can start today that can improve my day-to-day life? 
  2. Break down big goals into smaller, actionable tasks 
    • Avoid overwhelming yourself with large, vague goals. Break them down into smaller, more manageable tasks. This can make it easier to stay on track and make progress. For example, if your goal is to “make healthier choices”, break that down into smaller habits that you can form over time. Maybe that looks like eating vegetables with every meal, working out 3 days a week, or drinking a predetermined amount of water every day.  
  3. Create a plan 
    • Once you’ve identified your priorities and broken them down into smaller tasks, create a plan for how you will achieve them. This can include setting deadlines, doing research, recruiting accountability partners, identifying resources you’ll need, or assigning tasks to team members. By creating a plan that you can follow, you will make your goals more achievable.  
  4. Review and adjust your plan as needed 
    • As you work towards your goals, it’s important to regularly review your progress and make any necessary adjustments to your plan. Set a reminder to review your goals at least once a month. This can help ensure that you stay on track and make the most of your time and resources. If something isn’t working in your plan, if your priorities change, or if you’ve fallen behind, don’t forget about your goal or give up. Adjust as needed and pick up where you left off.  
  5. Download tools for success 
    • YearCompass provides you with a free booklet to guide you through reflecting on your past year and planning for the year ahead. We highly recommend checking them out and downloading the free YearCompass booklet!.
    • Tally: The Anything Tracker is an app you can download to track your goals and habits. Tally also allows you to send yourself motivating messages, see your progress, and journal every day.  
    • Use Structured Daily Planner to divide your day into smaller tasks and visualize your daily calendar. It also syncs across all devices!  
    • Asana allows you to collaborate with your team, assign and prioritize tasks, and stay organized. 

The Apt CoWork team is eager to begin working on our personal and work goals for 2023. Here’s a few things our team members said they’ll be working towards in the new year:  

  • Work out at least 3 days a week 
  • Be nicer to myself/work on self-love 
  • Don’t put (it/something) down put it away 
  • Wake up earlier and go to sleep earlier 
  • Read one book a month 
  • Create and host at least one member event a month to build more connections within Apt CoWork 
  • Meal plan every week in an effort to order less takeout food 
  • Stand more during the workday (Check out our blog detailing the benefits of using a standing desk!)
  • Be more present when I’m at home (after work – work less, put down the phone) 
  • I’d like to eat more fruits, veggies, and unprocessed foods 
  • Go on more adventures outside and cross some national parks off of my bucket list 
  • Pick up guitar again and practice once a week 

Reaching your goals requires dedication and hard work, but by learning how to set goals for the new year, you can set yourself and your business up for success in the new year.