So I wanted to share a tidbit of advice that I think may be common knowledge for some, and helpful for others.
This is a very popular time of the year for setting goals. It's exciting and motivating.
I think it's important that you set your goals in "chunks" and not yearly goals. While I might set vague and/or “lofty” goals for a year (or longer), I only get into the nitty gritty for three months
Because in my experience, 3 months is the perfect time frame for planning. You can get a LOT done in 3 months. And it's almost like a "light at the end of the tunnel".
1 year is too long. If you aren't achieving smaller goals, you may lose motivation and momentum. And without momentum you procrastinate.
So in short: set smaller, attainable goals for 3 months from now. Win those small battles. Winning the small battles helps build momentum. Once you have that momentum going, nothing can stop you!