How To Set Goals For The New Year


Be Moore Empowered’s Top 10 Tips for Setting Goals And Living a Balanced Life in 2023

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Write the vision; make it plain on tablets, so he may run who reads it.

The Holy Bible: English Standard Version (Habakkuk 2:2). (2016). Crossway Bibles.

People today use the term “goal-setting” as a buzzword, but they don’t always know what that means.

With many people lacking the self-awareness to know what they want and setting the bar too low, it’s important to set goals that will help you accomplish what you want in life.

In this blog post, I will share my top tips for setting goals in 2023 and living a balanced life.

Blog Outline:

1. Stay motivated
2. Find your passion
3. Stop giving your time away
4. Think about your goals
5. Establish a lifestyle
6. Set up your environment
7. Get enough sleep
8. Change your thinking
9. Focus on the present
10. Be happy

Setting goals is a process, but it doesn’t have to be a scary one. With a little planning, you can make it a lot easier on yourself and your family.

  • The first step is to set goals that are realistic and have a deadline. This will keep you focused on the end goal and keep you motivated to reach it.
  • After you have set your deadlines and written your realistic goals, you’ll need to break your goals down into manageable steps. This will help you stay on track and on time.
  • Finally, be sure to have at least one person in your life who can keep tabs on your progress and help you achieve your goals.

It’s important to keep track of what you’ve achieved and to celebrate the minor victories along the way.

The 10 Tips:

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Stay Motivated:

Staying motivated is something that is very important for people. Some people have a hard time getting motivated and keep going.

If you’re having trouble with motivation, find ways to get inspired.

  • One way to stay motivated is to stay active and healthy. This will help you stay driven and keep you on track.
  • Another way to stay motivated is to find a goal and keep moving forward towards it.
  • You should also try to find a way to have fun while you are working. 
  • Lastly, it’s a good idea to look out for and keep motivated by seeing others’ experiences and skills. Even if you are not good at the first step of learning a new skill, it is still possible to learn and continually practice your newly gained experience.

Find Your Passion:

If you want to find your passion, you need to do what you do best.

If you love to draw, try sketching.

Are you a talented writer? Try writing stories and poems.

If you are good at math, do some problem solving.

These are great ways to express your creativity and show off your talents and skills.

Find something that you love to do and try to do it for a while.

Practice makes perfect – The best way to get better at something is to practice.

To practice, all you really need to do is get into your comfort zone and keep going at it until you become better.

Your passion will show when you are doing what you love, and if you do it often, you will love it and become skilled in your profession. 

Stop Giving Your Time Away:

You are not a robot. You are not a machine. You are a person. 

The best way to keep your motivation high is to take care of yourself and your needs.

It is important to make time for yourself and do things that make you happy.

Sometimes we are so busy trying to take care of everyone else that we forget to take care of ourselves. It is easy to get overwhelmed when you have a lot on your plate, but it is important that you remember to make yourself a priority as well.

It is important that you get enough sleep, eat healthy, exercise, and take time for yourself. If you take care of yourself, you will be more able to take care of others.  

Doing these things will help you be more productive, maintain your energy and keep your motivation up, and feel better about your life.

Think About Your Goals:

To make sure you get the best results from your goals, it is important that you think about living a balanced life when planning them.

You should write your goals and discuss them with someone who you trust. Then you can try to make your goals more achievable.

The best way to obtain this is to break your goals down into small, achievable steps.

You should also make sure that you have an action plan in place for each step.

For example, you can create a daily to-do list in which you can add your goals for the day.

You should keep your goals visible to you at all times. You can place them on your phone so you can recall them throughout your day.

Or, you can put a picture of you on the beach in your apartment to remind you of your goals for the summer.

If weight lose is a goal, you could set a goal to lose a pound a week.   

For example, if your goal is to lose weight, then you should break this goal down into smaller steps, such as:

  • Losing one pound per week.
  • Cutting out one meal per day.
  • Make healthier substitutions.
  • Or, adding more exercise throughout your day. E.g., take the stairs instead of the elevator.

Once you have each step planned out, you can then create an action plan for each step. This will help you stay on track and complete your goal.

Establish a lifestyle:

We often use the word lifestyle as an adjective describing being healthy in our daily lives. But lifestyle is more than a label to describe our health. In fact, it comes from a Latin word meaning to lead a life.

To lead a healthy lifestyle, we need to make lifestyle choices that will improve our wellbeing.

Lifestyle choices can have a tremendous impact on our health. However, many people would rather make one choice that will improve their health and ignore other choices that will improve their health as well.

Our lives are busy, and we are often faced with tough decisions that we need to make. We should make the choices that will improve our health and not the ones that will make our lives easier. We can do this by taking positive actions to improve our physical and mental health, and using these actions as a guide to help us make better choices.

For the body:

One of the most important tips is to establish a balanced lifestyle. You need to take care of your body by eating healthy, exercising, and sleeping well.

Healthy eating habits are important because your body needs a variety of foods to stay fit and healthy.

You should choose foods that are low in saturated fat and high in fiber, protein, and carbohydrates. If you want to be healthy, you need to make healthy choices.

You should attempt to eat healthy and exercise.

You can start by eating a healthy breakfast to start your day off right. What you eat for breakfast is very important because it will set the tone for your entire day. 

“Physical training is good, but training for godliness is much better, promising benefits in this life and in the life to come.”

Tyndale House Publishers. (2015). Holy Bible: New Living Translation (1 Timothy 4:8). Tyndale House Publishers.

For the mind:

Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind

The Holy Bible: English Standard Version (Romans 12:2). (2016). Crossway Bibles.

It’s easy to forget how important peace of mind is.

Living in a state of fear or stress can make even the simplest of tasks a challenge.

It is important to learn how to manage your stress and live a happy and productive life.

When you’re juggling a lot of responsibilities, deadlines and stress, it’s important to find a way to relax.

There are many ways to do this, such as meditating, exercising, and even spending time with friends.

One of the best ways to relax is to get a massage. There are a lot of benefits to getting a massage, including the benefits of stress relief, improved sleep, and reduced muscle tension.

Learning how to manage your stress will help you live a healthier life.

For the spirit:

Spiritual peace is an elusive concept, but it is attainable.

There are a few things that you can do to have spiritual peace.

One way to increase spiritual peace is to pray. 

Prayer has been proven to be a powerful tool and is a great way to connect with God. It has been shown to help people cope with the stress of life, heal themselves, and connect with others.

Prayer can also help to connect people with God and with themselves.

The scriptures have many events of people praying and receiving answers to their prayers. There are other occurrences of people who prayed for others and their prayers were answered.

There are many other ways to increase spiritual peace.

For example, being grateful for what you have, being kind to others, and engaging in acts of kindness. These are all great ways to increase spiritual peace.

Don’t worry about anything; instead, pray about everything. Tell God what you need, and thank him for all he has done. Then you will experience God’s peace, which exceeds anything we can understand. His peace will guard your hearts and minds as you live in Christ Jesus.

Tyndale House Publishers. (2015). Holy Bible: New Living Translation (Philippians 4:6–7). Tyndale House Publishers.

Set up your environment:

People who succeed in their careers and in their lives have a strong set of skills and a strong set of beliefs.

Success is a great thing, but success doesn’t always come easy.

For most, life is not all about success.

There are moments of struggles, heartbreak, and even failure. Sometimes you have to rely on other people to help you get through the tough times.

Success, failure, struggle, heartbreak, and hardship are all a part of life. Therefore, it is important to know when to be happy and when to be sad.

The best way to achieve success is to surround yourself with positive people.

You should be careful when choosing who you hang out with. There are people who are not good for you and will only bring you down, and you should make sure you don’t spend time with these individuals. It is important to keep your friends close and your enemies closer.

You should make sure that the people you are spending time with are going to make you happy. They should be uplifting and encouraging. These people will make you feel good about yourself and help you achieve your goals.

You also need to have a strong supportive environment that will enable you to live a happy, successful, and prosperous life.

What is a strong supportive environment?

A strong supportive environment is one in which an individual feels comfortable and accepted.

To feel accepted, an individual must be able to trust and rely on the people in the environment. Trust is a big component of a strong supportive environment.

Successful, happy, and prosperous individuals are people who have found the balance between their personal and professional life. 

Get enough sleep:

Some people need a lot of sleep to function properly. They may need eight hours of sleep per night or even more.

If you find yourself getting sleepy throughout the day and nodding off during meetings, it may be time to consider altering your sleeping schedule.

If you are having trouble falling asleep, try to limit your caffeine intake in the day. You may find that it helps you fall asleep faster and stay asleep all night. 

Change your thinking:

It’s an old saying, “Change your thoughts, change your life”. This might sound like a cheesy piece of advice, but it’s actually true.

How many times have you found yourself thinking about a negative scenario? This negative thought can lead to a chain of negative feelings and actions. But, by changing the way you think, you can change your life. To change your life, you need to change your thinking. 

I don’t know about you, but I have a very busy life and it’s easy to get caught up in the day-to-day grind of life. I’m not going to recommend that you cut corners, but I will suggest that you take five minutes out of your day to do something you enjoy. 

When you take a break, you can do things like listen to music, read a good book, or just sit quietly and look at the sunset.

Focus on the present:

There is a lot to be said about focusing on the present. It is important to live in the moment and enjoy what you have.

Instead of worrying about what you don’t have, work on becoming the best version of yourself.

Focusing on the present can help you achieve your goals and make you happy.

It is important to think about the things you already have and how they make you feel.

Also, think about what you want to achieve and start by putting your focus on the present. 

Be happy:

A key to being happy is to make yourself as a priority. It may be hard in the beginning, but it will be worth it long term.

Once you are happy with yourself, you can worry less about what others think of you.

Change what you can, accept what you can’t, and be happy with what you have.


I hope you enjoyed my blog post about top 10 tips for setting goals and living a balanced life.

I know it can be challenging, and sometimes going through the motions without making no changes can add additional pressure and stress to your life.

I hope you found my article to be helpful, and I want to reiterate that you should always feel empowered to do what is best for yourself.

For more information about setting goals, check out my post “How To Set Goals And Complete Them.”

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I am an inspiring writer, life coach, and christian counselor who is passionate about individuals being empowered, encouraged, entrusted, and edified through the life-changing power of Jesus Christ.

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