Inspired to do a mid-year goals review by a post I read on getting back on track on Best Kept Self (shared by Pierced Wonderings here) I started taking stock of life as it stands now versus where I had hoped to be. How was I travelling for the mid-point of 2015? Was I on track to do what I wanted to do and what was there to be signed off as completely not interested anymore. All that stuff. So I got to work.

Then I made a worksheet for making the goals review easier.

Then I thought I bet you lot wouldn’t mind getting your hands on this information too.

So here we are talking about how we take a look at those goals we want to achieve at this annual mid-point (give or take a month, meh) and make sure we are on the path to achieving what we want for ourselves? Let’s take a look (free printable below, hint hint).

DIY mid-year goals review and worksheet

How to conduct a mid-year goals review;

What were those goals again?

For some of us that meant going to the dank dark corners of your life to dig them up. First of all, tut-tut. You should know by now that your goals need to live somewhere that you can refer to them often. Put them on the fridge, your bedside table or on your bathroom mirror. Now that that is out-of-the-way, review your goals for this year and assess your progress.

Mark off completed and dump goal items

Now that you’ve taken the time to review your goals tick off goals that are completed. Make sure you give yourself a pat on the back. Transfer them to the continuing goals so that you have them there at the end of the year to celebrate. Put a big fat tick next to them right now.

But what do you do with those goals that no longer appeal to you at all? Say at the start of the year you were desperate to learn to fire twirl and now your inner hippy has fed. Either remove it from the list or replace it with something similar. Learn to make clay pots, how to hang glide or something like that. You are assessing your goals at this stage, there’s no point leaving it there if it is no longer important to you. Remove or replace the goals as necessary and put the continuing goals into the appropriate box.

Reassess goals and set up a structure to succeed.

Depending on how progress has been for you. Some of you might be super excited at what a kick butt year you’ve had. Well done you, I hope you’ve added some more things to achieve for the rest of the year. While others may be feeling a little worse for wear after achieving little to nothing on your list so far. Never fear, the post that inspired this blog is perfect for dusting yourself off and starting again. Read it and then come back.

Moving forward to make sure you achieve what you are setting out to achieve you are going to write down some actions you can take weekly and monthly to get there. I’ve called them checkpoints in the fancied up document. Write your weekly or monthly checkpoints down and review them often.

The way you do that simple, are there steps you can take every day (week or month) to make sure you are going to get there? Those are your checkpoints. Be specific, don’t say work out every day if your aim is to run a marathon at the end of the year. Write out your training schedule for the week, have a plan to get you there and really expand on the checkpoints. Want to learn something new? Your first checkpoint might be to find a teacher or book a class. Specific is the key.

I hope that this post will get you on your way to reviewing your year so far and your goals in particular. You can do it with notebooks or on your computer. Whatever works for you. But to help you along, as I might have mentioned once or twice, I took my notes and made them into a simple but fancy helper goals review worksheet document. Happy goals resetting team!

click to download the mid-year goals review helper

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