Goal Setting With Kids

There’s something magical about committing thoughts to page. It has a way of wiping away the cobwebs and bringing things into focus; of putting our own hopes and dreams above the drudgery of the day to day, if only in short bursts.

This is the perfect time to take a few moments out to reflect on how we’d like to shape the coming year, Not everything is in our power, of course, but brainstorming, reflecting, writing things down and periodically reevaluating our goals, no matter how pie-in-the-sky they might seem, is a beautiful gift we can give ourselves.

I made an easy checklist for you and your family to jot some goals down on and maybe think about sharing them with each other as part of your celebration to ring in the new year.  I’m passing these out to my kids later today and hoping they might like to get on board and dream up some things they’d like to see and do in 2015. I’d like to encourage them to think ahead a little and challenge themselves in what they think this next year could hold for them.


Print it out, and once you’ve filled it in, post it somewhere you can see. What a fantastic list to revisit at the end of 2015 and marvel at all of the things you fulfilled because you took the time to get to know what you actually wanted out of the year.

Some might like to print out a separate copy each for categories like professional, personal, creative …. etc.

Happy New Year to you and yours! May 2015 be the year of fulfilled dreams, big and small, and delightful surprises along the way.

*UPDATE* – Find the second step in the planning process HERE.

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Julie spends much of her time paying attention to what's happening around her. At Design Inkarnation, she's head designer, illustrator, writer and creative problem solver.

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