goal and habit ideas for each area of life

68 Goal And Habit Ideas For Each Area Of Your Life

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Every day is a good day for a reset. You don’t necessarily need a new year to start healthy habits or to work towards a goal.

Take it step by step and don’t pressure yourself to achieve everything at once.

Get clear about the major change you desire in your life then create smaller goals and habits around it that help you on your way.

Below you can find goal and habit ideas for each area of life: health, personal growth, relationships/social life, finances, home, spirituality, self-care, and environment.

At the end of the post, you can read how you can make your goals achievable.

goal and habit ideas



goal and habit ideas
  • Go to medical check ups
  • Find a way of movement that works best for you and do that regularly
  • Go for a walk 3 or more times a week
  • Create a list with go-to healthy and easy to make recipes
  • Drink enough water
  • Incorporate more vegetables in your meals
  • Eat fruits and nuts instead of sugary snacks 
  • Mindful eating: chew every bite around 30 times – helps your digestion and prevents bloating
  • 7-8 hours of sleep
  • Grow your own herbs
  • Track your period


Personal Growth

goal and habit ideas
  • Read self-improvement books
  • Read books that help you to improve your skillset
  • Take courses
  • Learn a new language
  • Improve your cooking/baking skills
  • Create an organization system for all areas of your life – have everything in one place (planner, bullet journal, apps)
  • Listen to podcasts
  • Wake up earlier to do something you love or to have a mindful morning routine


Relationships/Social Life

goal and habit ideas
  • Call close family members at least once a week
  • (Video) Calls with friends every week or every other week, or whatever works best for you
  • (if possible) monthly meetups with friends
  • Take notes of subtle hints when it comes to presents
  • Have a birthday calendar



  • Set a monthly budget for take-out
  • Set a weekly budget for groceries
  • Check all your paid subscriptions – Do you NEED all of them?
  • Lend books from your local library
  • thrift clothes, books, furniture,…




Declutter, Re-Arrange

  • Declutter using the Konmari Method – which items spark joy?
  • Declutter your closet, your books, papers, miscellaneous items, sentimental items – go through everything and finally let go of what you don’t need and want anymore – a decluttered home creates a decluttered mind
  • Donate or sell decluttered items
  • After decluttering create a new organization system, so that every item has a set place
  • re-arrange your furniture
  • develop a cleaning plan
  • use 15 minutes every evening to tidy your rooms: get your things back into their set place



self care and wellness gift ideas
  • meditation for about 15-20 minutes every day (guided meditation, meditation apps, with music, connecting with the breath,…)
  • start and end your day by visualizing your desired life – connect with the energy of the life desire to create
  • speak your favorite affirmations while looking in the mirror
  • start a dream journal: write down what you’ve dreamt last night, over time it’ll be easier to recall your dreams and recognize patterns
  • try lucid dreaming
  • learn about crystals
  • learn about your birth chart
  • Create a new moon and full moon ritual: setting intentions with the new moon and releasing old patterns with the full moon



  • Create a list with things to do that get you back into alignment when you feel down
  • Create a skincare routine that fully meets your skin’s needs – treat your skin with products that have only natural ingredients and are cruelty-free
  • Create playlists for every mood
  • Start a hobby just for the fun of it (nothing you consider as productive or practical) – make some space in your schedule for playtime (i.g.: playing an instrument, jigsaw puzzles, coloring books, drawing)
  • Take yourself on dates: do something you’ve always wanted to do, or take yourself to a beautiful park, make a picnic by a lake, read by the beach, buy yourself flowers and takeout then watch your comfort movie – prove to yourself that you don’t always need people around you to thrive in life
  • Unfollow all accounts that make you feel bad about yourself and try to hold yourself accountable to unobtainable, unhealthy standards: you are worthy just the way you are!
  • Start a journal practice: gratitude journal, journal prompts, stream of consciousness
  • Aromatherapy: try out different blends to soothe your nervous system



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  • Before you buy something ask yourself if you are buying it with a positive feeling or out of fear of missing out
  • Donate things you don’t need anymore
  • Try to digitalize your paperwork as much as possible
  • Swap your kitchen and bathroom items for natural ones (like food wrap out of beeswax, bamboo toothbrush, bamboo hair brush, biodegradable sponges, in general bamboo instead of plastics)
  • Bring your own cotton bag for groceries instead of using plastic bags
  • use your own coffee mug
  • drink tap water and fill it in reusable water bottles (you can filter your water before drinking it)
  • walk, ride your bicycle or use public transportation more often
  • let your washed clothes air dry! – plan your outfits beforehand and do your laundry accordingly
  • wash full loads
  • consider buying from brands that create high-quality environmentally-friendly products and clothes
  • donate monthly to a cause that’s close to your heart
  • plan out your meals so that you don’t throw away that much food
  • use metal or glass straws

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How To Make Your Goals Achievable?

  • Write your goals down in your planner: be very specific –  don’t just write going for a walk more often, instead write how often per week, on which days, the time of the day, and for how long -> being clear on your goals makes it easier for you to execute and keep track of them
  • Write down why you want to implement these habits in your life/why you want to achieve this goal: helps to clarify and creates a stronger intention
  • Break them down into small and very easy steps – so small that you cannot find any excuse that keeps you from starting with it
  • Keep track of your habits: make your progress visible so that you’re motivated to keep going
  • Don’t give up completely because you missed out one time: just keep doing
  • Make your goals visible: do you want to work out in the morning? Get your fitness mat out of the corner and place your workout clothes next to your bed. Do you want to read for 10 minutes every day? Have a book on your nightstand or take your book everywhere with you. There’s always some waiting time you can use to read.

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