January 2024 goals & December review

January is the start of a new year and gives us the opportunity to start fresh or continue what we built in the previous year. Setting monthly goals has become a large part of my life and helps to keep me focused on what needs to get done. Before we go over my January 2024 goals, let’s take a moment to see how I did with my December goals.

December review

I went easy with my December goals so I could focus on enjoying the holidays. A lot of the month was spent doing blog work, which was also the main focus of my goals and I am happy with how much I got done.

Life

  • Read at least 5 books. Yes, I did quite a bit of reading in December.
  • Study Japanese. I didn’t quite get to this every day but I would say I was successful for half of the month.
  • Work out a blog work schedule. It likely wasn’t the smartest idea to test this out in December, as I was busy with holiday things. However, I did my best to stick to a work schedule and I’m happy with how it went. With some tweaking, I will be able to stick to this going into 2024.
  • Post regularly. Yes, I did well with this.
  • Work on December and January’s posts. I ended up posting more than originally planned in December which is nice. I also have most of January’s posts done and scheduled, with a few drafted on top of that.
  • Reply to comments in a timely manner. I will call this a success. Only one week did I have a delay in replying to comments promptly.

January 2024 goals

Normally in January, I hit the ground running full force. However, this year I don’t want to burn myself immediately, so I am limiting how many goals I make this month. Besides, I have a lot of goals to work on this year. A lot of my focus will be on the blog.

Life

  • Read at least 10 books. For January, I am hoping to start off strong with reading and tackling my TBR. So, I’m aiming for a minimum of 10 books read.
  • Study Japanese.  I’d like to do at least 30 minutes of studying each day, if I can do more than that, I will.
  • Watch at least 1 show from my Netflix to-watch list. I have 3 shows on my Netflix to-watch list, so I want to watch at least one of those this month.
  • Rearrange my reading area. I’ve been wanting to change the layout of my reading space for a while now and this month it will happen.
  • Complete a digital declutter. Doing a digital declutter is well overdue, so I will be working on that this month.
  • Try at least 2 new recipes. I want to try 20 new recipes this year, so I’m aiming to try at least 2 each month.

Blogging

  • Finetune a blog work schedule. After testing out a blog work schedule last month, I will be focusing on tweaking it a bit to make it work better.
  • Post regularly. I plan to post 2-3 times per week. If I can post more often that would be fine too.
  • Work on February’s posts. Since January’s posts are mostly done, I want to put my focus on February’s posts. If I can stay ahead on this, it will make everything easier.
  • Reply to comments in a timely manner. The goal is to reply to them within 72 hours of receiving a comment.

I hope you enjoyed my January 2024 goals. What goals have you set this month?

16 Comments

  1. Love this, thanks for sharing.

    1. Author

      Thank you.

  2. I’m looking to do another 12 Week Year. I think I hit the most goals when I did it the first time so I reread the book.

    My goals:
    -Finish 2 certifications
    -post 200+ pieces of content (I’m really in my head about this)
    – lose 20 lbs (bc duh, it’s new years)

    1. Author

      I hope doing the 12 Week Year works out for you again. Those are some good goals, good luck with them.

  3. Love that you are putting your goals out there for the month! It’s a great way to keep yourself honest about them. I too am hoping to read quite a bit this month, but probably not 10 books! Best of luck in your goals this month!

    1. Author

      It certainly keeps me accountable to my goals by sharing them. I hope you read some great books this month. Thank you.

  4. Love your goals! I am hoping to read 3 or 4 books this month. Plus, I need to figure out some sort of posting schedule for social media… I was going to just not worry about it but I need some structure haha

    1. Author

      Thank you. That’s a good reading goal, I’m sure you will reach it. A posting schedule should help a lot, I try to stick to one for all aspects of the blog, including social media but some days I let it slide.

  5. Such great goals! I’ve started some goals but need to sit down and make a good list.

    1. Author

      Thank you. Definitely take the time to work out the rest of your goals, you’ll be happy you did. Good luck with them.

  6. These are some awesome goals for January and I can’t wait to see what you read this month. I’m also working on responding to comments in a timely matter. I’m also trying to read 10 books this month! I hope you accomplish all your goals! Have a great January.

    1. Author

      Thank you. I always love sharing what I read each month, so I’m also excited to see which books I get to. Nice to see we have some similar goals. Good luck with yours.

  7. Thank you for sharing! You are giving me inspiration to knuckle down and set my goals. I have a new project I’m working on this month, so I needed this.

    1. Author

      Thank you. That’s part of why I share my goals, is to inspire others. Good luck with your project.

  8. I don’t blame you for going easy in December but I’m impressed with your aim of reading 10 books in January – go you!

    1. Author

      Some months are meant to be easy. Funnily enough, I may have already read 10 books this month.

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