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Making family and personal New Year Goals is so fun and easy with these printable New Year’s Resolution worksheets! Plus, a simple system to keep track of your goals from year to year!
A SIMPLE WAY TO MAKE NEW YEARS GOALS!
Gather your family! It’s New Year Goals time!
If you’re looking for a simple way to keep track of your family goals, this post is just for you!
Years ago, I created this goal system as a way for our family to keep track of our resolutions and now it has become a favorite yearly family tradition.
WHAT YOU NEED FOR NEW YEAR’S GOALS:
Now, let me tell you all about the fun resolutions worksheets!
START WITH THE YEARLY HIGHLIGHTS/ FAMILY GOAL PAGE
The Yearly Cover Sheet & Highlights sheet is one of our favorites to fill out. There is a place to put all the highlights from the year. And then a spot to make some family goals. (I share more about family goals at the end of the post!)
There is a great spot to set and write family goals and a place to write your family motto, word, or scripture verse for the year.
DO THESE NEW YEARS PRINTABLES WORK FOR LITTLE CHILDREN?
Absolutely! Our family started doing this when our kids were just babies.
When our children were really little, we helped them set goals like: learn the alphabet and start helping with dishes.
Now that they are older, they can write their own goals. (And how cute is it look back on their beginning handwriting!)
We also record a few extra things like age and height and some of their favorite things.
Our children LOVE getting measured to see how tall they are!
I specifically added in a space for ways they can help the family. With them helping set this goal, it’s easier to remind them of their resolutions when they aren’t as happy to help.
NEW YEAR GOALS WORKSHEETS FOR MOM & DAD!
Instead of creating a huge long list of New Years resolutions, we’ve found it best to choose one or two goals in different areas of our life to work on.
The goal sheets for Mom & Dad are similar to the ones for kids, but you’ll notice there is no place for height or weight, etc. That was intentional! 🙂
WHAT IF I USE THE “ONE WORD” NEW YEAR GOAL METHOD?
Have you heard of the “one word” goal where you choose a word to be your over all theme for the year? You can still use these resolution sheets to help you set goals in different areas with your one word as your overall theme.
I’ve been picking one word as my over all theme for the last few years. Some words I’ve chosen include: simplify, connect, health, and focus.
Although every single goal doesn’t have to fit within this one word, having an overall theme to guide many decisions you’ll make throughout the year. Try it! It’s fun!
HOW TO MAKE YOUR FAMILY GOAL BINDER
Once everyone has filled out their goals sheets, it’s time to add them to family goal binder!
Keeping all your goal sheets together in one place, year after year, will become a treasure. And so fun to look back on, especially if your children fill out their own worksheets.
FAMILY NEW YEAR GOALS IDEAS
With your family all gathered together, take a few minutes to make some goals you can work on together.
Here’s a few ideas:
- Travel to a new place together
- Take a road trip
- Make a new recipe
- learn a new skill
- Read a book together
Some of our family goals:
In 2014, we made a goal to visit 14 different parks. We couldn’t count the park unless all 4 of us were there and we always had to take a picture.
We loved looking back and seeing how much our family changed throughout the year, since our children were so little! And having this goal gave us the motivation to make park visits a bigger part of our family life.
In 2015, we had a goal to take 15 bike rides. We made it to 7 bike rides before I gave birth to our 3rd baby. Needless to say, there wasn’t any more family bike rides that year. 🙂
I don’t look at this as a failure– the goal helped us to get out and that’s what matters!
A few other goals we’ve had:
- Live abroad- we have twice now, once in Australia and once in Chile
- Be on time to everything (still working on that one!)
- Rent an RV for a road trip
- Memorize scripture verses
- Don’t yell. (Still a work in progress)
- Visit the Redwoods
It really doesn’t matter how big or small your goals are. What matters is that you set a few you can all work on together.
DOWNLOAD THE PRINTABLE FAMILY NEW YEAR GOALS WORKSHEETS!
Alrighty! I hope this post has inspired you to take a little time with your family and make family and individual goals for the new year!
FOR BEST RESULTS:
- To keep each year’s goal sheet easy to tell apart, print on a different colored paper each year.
- Place in a sheet-protector and then inside your family goal binder.
- Pull out your binder monthly or quarterly to review your goals!