10 Easy Short Term Goals for the Near-Future

10 Easy Short Term Goals for the Near-Future | Lifestyle post by Anika May | anikamay.co.uk

Setting goals is one of the easiest ways for me to motivate myself. Something as simple as a to-do list helps my plan my day a little better; and nothing is more satisfying than being able to check each item off the list. I like to write out goals every now and then because I can be forgetful and I don’t want the moment of motivation to be lost forever. It could be in the closest notebook, on the back of a napkin or in my phone – if I have a goal, an idea, or a task, I like to make note.

A short term goal is defined as something you want to achieve in the near-future. The great thing is, you define the deadline. It could be a day, a week, a month or a year. It’s just something you want to accomplish soon.

Learn something new

This is so easy to do! We’re talking simple stuff. So you know that random question that was buzzing around in your mind last week? Google it and find the answer. BAM – you just learned something new. I really like to keep learning because I think it’s a trouble-free way to keep your mind active and it’s usually pretty inexpensive. I was that girl who had a ring binder of every colour for every class at school because I took ten pages’ worth of notes for no reason and used to ask for past exam papers to help me revise. I’m a learner by nature, and I love finding out something new, especially if it’s a subject I’m passionate about.


Stress way less

Definitely easier said than done, but still possible. This takes a little research, but it’s not too difficult to find different ways to de-stress if you live a demanding life. Being realistic, most people live lives that they can’t just drop and decided to ignore. But, I do think it’s really important to keep a mental note of stress levels and watch how they affect the body. It’s something that can cause harm over a long period of time, so it’s best to figure out how to control and look after your mind now.

Read every single day

I read books every day, but not everyone has to. I really like reading, and have recently grown to love books more than ever. I started reading for fun during 2018 to fill my time and take my mind off the drama going on in my life, before then, I read books but maybe once a year. I’m a fan of reading because it’s motivated and inspired me to be so much more creative, and look beyond the little bubble I live in. My mum and sister absolutely hate the idea of books, but they do like to do some form of reading each day because it’s so beneficial for your brain – try it!


Drink more water

A goal that every single person should have. I could talk for hours about the benefits of drinking more water each day, but there are still several points to get through. About 60% of the body is water, it’s the most natural thing you could treat yourself to. I personally, need to drink way more water, as my skin needs it, and it keeps me full. Water is essential for lots of organs in the body to function properly and work together, plus, you feel so much better when you’re hydrated. This goes on the list twice!

10 Easy Short Term Goals for the Near-Future | Lifestyle post by Anika May | anikamay.co.uk

10 Easy Short Term Goals for the Near-Future | Lifestyle post by Anika May | anikamay.co.uk

Find more inspiring quotes + articles

I’m big on positivity and inspiration. I like to feel motivated to do things, and I like to look for inspiration in different places. When I’m taking photos, inspiration to get outside is vital. When I’m writing a post, I have to feel the blogger buzz to fight the block. It’s basically an essential for me, and a really easy goal. Pinterest is one of my favourite places to find quotes and posts, but a good old Google search works too. This doesn’t have to be a daily thing, but looking for the up when you’re down is a great aim to have.


Write + journal more often

Journaling is one of the most therapeutic hobbies for me. It helped my anxiety, and keeps me feeling creative. I’m a fan of journaling because it’s a way of keeping memories and noting thoughts that would otherwise run around in the mind. Writing is a huge goal of mine because it’s something I’d love to make a career out of. I unquestionably adore writing in most forms, so creating more often will help me improve those editorial skills.

Try a bullet journal

Speaking of journaling, one of the most imaginative ways to get started is trying a bullet journal. I have read articles that say it eases mental health issues and soothes a panicky mind. They’re not too pricey, you can pick a bullet journal up from Amazon or a local stationary shop. There are templates to get started, and some people are so creative they can think up a layout on the spot. I’d need Instagram and YouTube for some advice when it comes to this, but it looks like such a great objective to have and adore!


Be spontaneous

This is a super easy goal that usually takes minimal effort. It doesn’t have to be something over the top, like climbing the nearest mountain or jumping on a flight to anywhere. It could be something as uncomplicated as switching up a routine, going out instead of staying in, or wearing something a little out of your comfort zone. This is a goal I like to push myself to achieve each week, because I’m a big planner and sometimes I get a little too stuck in my ways. Doing something a little different once a week just adds flavour to life.

10 Easy Short Term Goals for the Near-Future | Lifestyle post by Anika May | anikamay.co.uk

Photograph everything

I wrote this down primarily because I want to get better at taking photos, and get used to taking photos regularly – and it’s definitely a goal I think lots of people can achieve. As a wannabe photographer, I have to get used to seeing beauty in everything, finding the photo among the chaos. I also like to take photos because they’re digital memories, they capture a moment in time and all the celebrations that come with it. There have been so many times I wish I had taken more photos, but hopefully with this goal in mind, it won’t be an issue anymore.

Publish more blog posts

For my fellow bloggers out there, I’m sure you can relate to blogger’s block and feeling like you’re not posting enough. And while I do believe quality is way more important than quantity, it’s still important to regularly update your blog and keep up with the hobby. Your readers expect and deserve fresh content on a regular basis, and it’s your major responsibility as a blog owner. It’s your own little corner of the internet, and it’s down to you to keep it going. It’s definitely a short term goal that’s attainable because all it takes is getting started.

10 Easy Short Term Goals for the Near-Future | Lifestyle post by Anika May | anikamay.co.uk

Have you got any short term goals?