How to Set Your Own Semester Goals + read my Spring 2017 semester goals! #College

Every semester that I have been in college I have taken the time to sit down and create 15 goals for that semester. I chose the number 15 because there are 15 weeks in the semester system at my school.. so it just seemed right!

At the end of each semester I reflect on the goals that I set and share with you which ones I reached, which ones I got close to, and which ones I completely let slip away. Honestly, before doing this I was never into setting goals. I figured, I have a dream in my head of how I want to feel (happy and proud of my hard work) and that’s all I need. However, since practicing writing down and sharing these goals my productivity has skyrocketed and I’m able to see real measurable growth in myself!

If you have never set goals, take some time to sit down, read my guide on how to set goals to increase your productivity, and write out one or two things you want to complete this semester or even this month. Comment them below! I’d love to hear what your goals are and how you worked to reach them.

Last, but not least, ready to see what I have in store for this semester? Here are my goals!

1. Go to the gym at least once a week
2. Talk to my boyfriend on the phone or video call once a day
3. Meal prep on Sundays
4. Don’t buy any new clothes
5. Habit tracking each month
6. Get a killer internship
7. Do laundry each Sunday
8. Clean room each Sunday
9. Make bed each morning
10. Post on Dani Dearest once a week
11. Try at least 5 new recipes
12. Use Plan consistently
13. Keep my plants alive
14. Spend only $40 a week on groceries & track how much I spend to be able to create a budget in the future – Bonus: Use coupons!
15. Only go grocery shopping once a week – with a recipe list!

Are one of your goals to be more organized this semester?

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What are your goals for the semester? Share them with me in the comments! I’d love to hear them.



Semester Goals: Spring 2017

6 thoughts on “Semester Goals: Spring 2017

  • February 19, 2017 at 1:10 pm

    My goal for this school term is to clean my apartment every Sunday morning. That’s the best time for me because everything is so quiet and peaceful and I feel energize after sleeping in.

    -Kim 🙂

    • February 21, 2017 at 12:03 am

      I totally get that, Sunday mornings seem to be very productive for me too! Especially after sleeping in and still getting up before my roommates.. feels good 🙂

  • February 20, 2017 at 11:18 am

    My biggest goal of the semester: The Emily Gilmore Goal. This is based off of the scene in the new Gilmore Girls Netflix special where Emily says she’s getting rid of anything that doesn’t make her happy–dining room chairs included. It’s a very open-ended goal that is hard to identify if you completed it. But if I’m happier at the end of the semester because of cutting out things that are not worth the stress, then I’ll consider my goal completed!

    Good luck keeping your goals!

    • February 21, 2017 at 12:02 am

      That’s so great! I love Gilmore Girls!
      Fantastic goal to set, very creative, please do let me know how it goes.. I might just have to try it myself 🙂

  • March 10, 2017 at 4:25 am

    Love this post since I always struggle with putting my thoughts into action. I totally agree that visualization alone does not work *sigh* I guess my new goal is to be more organized and start writing down my ideas.

  • July 19, 2017 at 2:43 am

    Great post!! I will be sharing this with my younger sister because for sure she will relate to your post. 🙂 Thank you for writing this. 🙂


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