This post was most recently updated on August 21st, 2023
[A collaboration post – all thoughts are my own.]
Do you have certain life goals you want to achieve in 2022?
COVID-19 hits really hard. For everyone in the world. After experiencing ups and downs in 2020, I started reading a lot about personal growth, productivity, learning, finances, and life goals. There are many new terms that I encounter during this time that allow me to appreciate my life more.
I am trying to balance my work and life because I started working remotely. I start my blog in mid-2020 and advance my translation career by reaching out to more potential clients. But, still, I haven’t thought about my life goals seriously – I just go with the flow.
Goals can be about anything in life, there are types of goals you can set to make your life better. As long as you feel happy and it is something you set to achieve within a timeframe. For example, you can set to read 100 books in a year. To achieve this goal, you’ll probably have to set smaller goals, like reading 10 books a month. You may discover that you need to take care of your health while pursuing your dreams. In order to do that, you need to eat healthy meals, exercise regularly, go out more, etc.
The following are the goals category I and you should focus on when setting goals. They will help you increase your productivity, achieve tremendous success, and live a balanced life.
Short Term Goals
Short-term goals are goals you set to achieve in the near future. You can think of this goal as smaller steps that connect to your bigger dreams. For example, if my long-term goal is to buy a new phone at the end of 2022, my short-term goal is to save a certain amount of monthly income to buy a new phone in the set time. Here are some of my short-term goals:
- Learn a new language in a year
- Save up money to enjoy a holiday in 2022
- Read a book every week
- Save up to $100 a month
- Have 3-4 translation projects every month
Setting short-term goals will keep you on track and help you stay motivated.
Long Term Goals
Long-term goals are goals you want to achieve in the future but have to take steps toward achieving now. This goal usually requires more time to achieve. For example, it can be goals for yourself, your family, business, health, etc. Here are some of my long-term goals:
- Learn to speak another language fluently in 2023
- Save for retirement
- Land my dream job
- Achieve $2,000 income from blogging in 2022
Long-term goals give you a sense of direction. Achieving long-term goals also brings lasting results. Imagine being able to land your dream job; you will enjoy it for as long as you want.
Lifetime goals are the goals that you dream to achieve in your lifetime. They connect to your life dream and can occur at any point in life. It can be goals you want to do before turning 30 or retire at 60. There is no limit to what you can set to achieve in your lifetime. And here are my lifetime goals:
- Travel to Asia before the age of 40
- Travel to Europe before turning 50
- Make a stable income from blogging and translation service
- Have my own family and raise 2 children before 40
- Have my own business before turning 40
Setting your life goals should not be a burdensome task. If you are unsure of what life goals you should set, look forward to your passion for direction.
After working remotely, I start learning to take care of both my physical and mental health. When you are fit both physically and mentally, you will find it easier to function well in other areas. Your most important goal in life should be to stay healthy and happy. Here are some health goals you can set:
- Avoid food with high cholesterol
- Drink at least 8 glasses of water a day
- Drink coffee at least 2 cups a day
- Walk for 45 minutes a day
- Sleep before 1 am
- Stock up on healthy snacks for a month
If you’ve followed me on Instagram, I talked about how to save more in 2022. Honestly, most of us are spending more than we should. Setting financial goals will help you track your finances and be able to figure out what is important to you, and what you can buy in the short and long term. Here are some of the financial goals that I want to achieve in 2022:
- Stick to a monthly spending plan
- Create alternative income sources
- Pay off debt
- Save a certain amount monthly
- Strive for financial stability
Personal goals are the goals that you set to have a better version of yourself in the near future. These can be plans that are geared towards personal development, educational goals, or even your health goals. Here are some of the personal goals you can set for yourself:
- Read an English book every day
- Stop procrastinating
- Wake up early every day
- Develop a habit of gratitude
- Have a trusted circle of friends
- Create a weekly/monthly time out
- Increase my translation performance metrics
- Improve my interpreting skills
The pandemic throws us challenges every now and again. In fact, we can actually learn a lot from this situation and grow into better human beings. We have to continue improving ourselves in order to be successful in life. The goals we discussed in this post are all helpful in accelerating your personal growth and leading a fulfilled life. Find out what you can do from this moment up to the end of 2022 to contribute to your progress in life.
I hope with this post, you feel more inspired than when you first stumbled across this article. These goals are something that you can work a forever. You have only one life to live, so set goals you wish to accomplish. Don’t be discouraged by all of the bumps that will inevitably arrive in the journey. This is just part of the process of your life.
What life goals will you set today? Share them in the comments below.