25 Things To Do This Year (Super-Lite Goal Setting .PDF)

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Have you set any goals for this year yet? Perhaps goal-setting is a bit much right now? Or would you simply like some more fun in your life?

When the world around us is not as we would wish it, and with so much outside of our control, it helps us feel better when we focus on the positive things we can do. And then plan to do them!

Because whatever time of year, we all need things to look forward to—however small. And there’s power in knowing what you want, and even more power in writing those things down.

Writing out your 25 Things to Do This Year is like setting a series of mini-goals—commitments to yourself—that will help you look ahead with a smile.

So whether you use this as super-lite goal-setting or simply to create a fun list of things you’d like to do this year…

25 Things to Do Printable .PDF Tool…Be kind to yourself and grab this ‘easiest ever’ goal-setting tool!

This tool is for you if: 1) you find full-on goal-setting a bit much and 2) if you need some fun things to look forward to in life…

How does it work? Simply set aside 10 minutes to ponder and make a list of 25 things you’d like to do in the upcoming year. Then choose just ONE of those things to commit to.

And that’s it! Super simple.

Get your Fun 25 Things Printable .PDF here >>


And here’s a fun reader story:

Hazel told me she started working on her HUGs (Huge Unbelievable Goals) but couldn’t get passionate for any particular project. So she reviewed her history—and realised: “most of my big passion projects seem to have appeared out of the blue as invitations I found myself saying ‘yes’ to.”

So instead, this year, she is getting excited by Interesting Micro Projects—or as she calls them: IMPs!

Some examples of Hazel’s IMPs are: “a schedule of local pilgrimages, days set aside for home writing retreats, perfecting home-baked bread recipes, finding interesting podcasts to listen to, strengthening her relationship with her vegetable patch.”

She told me: “These IMPs may grow into HUGs, but for now I’m just happy planting seeds and tending saplings… the notion of HUGS led me to IMPs—and a life filled with playful imps can’t be bad.”

So when you’re completing your 25 Things to Do Funsheet consider channelling Hazel with her enthusiastic and playful IMPs…

Finally, 4 Inspiring Quotes
  1. “If you don’t know what you want, you’ll never find it.” Ryū Murakami
  2. “It must be borne in mind that the tragedy of life doesn’t lie in not reaching your goal. The tragedy lies in having no goal to reach. It isn’t a calamity to die with dreams unfulfilled, but it is a calamity not to dream.” Benjamin Elijah Mays
  3. “Take the time to plan your life or settle for what life gives you.” Kai Kan
  4. “Goals are like a map. They help us determine where we want to end up, and give us personal direction on which to focus our energy.” Catherine Pulsifer


Fierce Kindness LogoThis tool can be used at any time of the year. And it can be used instead of OR as well as regular goal-setting.

Complete this tool and make your life that little bit more fun and exciting!

But remember Hazel’s story: You always have permission to do goals your way—because only you know what works best for you!

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  1. Tonya Hyman

    Happy New Years, Emma-Louise. As always – I appreciate your thoughtful, thought-provoking ideas, suggestions and guides. Do stay safe and well. Please keep the resources flowing!!! I always look for them. Sending warmness and love. Tonya~

    • Emma-Louise Elsey

      Dear Tonya, thank-you for your kind words 🙂 I am so glad you find our resources helpful! Warmly, Emma-Louise


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