DIY

Make a 2015 Goals Binder

Keep track of your 2015 goals with these cut files for an organized goals binder!

One thing about blogging that I never would have expected was how great it would make me at actually trying to accomplish my goals and resolutions for each year. I make a veritable laundry list of all the things I want to improve about myself and my life. They can be common things, like keep my work space more organized  or kind of vague and more personal goals like, find my own brand of happiness whatever and wherever that might be.

You see I put my list of goals on my site the first of every year and I reflect on the goals of the year past.  That kind of accountability has made me so much better at working toward my goals. Because come 2016 I don’t want to say, “well, I kind of tried but none of this junk got done”. Nope, I want to say “I rocked at least half of that list — go me!”

Keeping up with all of my goals can be tough. And since I have so many I can sometimes lose sight of what those goals are. But this year I’m prepared to be even better at kicking butt and taking names up against my 2015 resolutions.

For this project you will need:

  • Silhouette cutting machine
  • Free print file for binder pages
  • Free print file for cover page
  • 6 pieces of card stock
  • 1 piece of backing paper for front (optional)
  • glue
  • binder with clear pocket on front (obviously 🙂

OR

  • Store bought dividers
  • Paper
  • Binder with clear pocket

Keep track of your 2015 goals with these cut files for an organized goals binder!

Here is my binder… They had cheaper white ones but since I am going to reuse this year after year I decided to splurge and get the $2.47 one in pretty purple! What can I say? I’m cheap.

Keep track of your 2015 goals with these cut files for an organized goals binder!

This is my cover page. Use this cut file to make one for yourself. Or if you don’t have a machine you can always draw something out or find something online and print it out and skip the next step!

Keep track of your 2015 goals with these cut files for an organized goals binder!

Take a piece of contrasting backing paper and glue down. Next glue the little pieces for the 0, g, o, a. Allow to dry.

Keep track of your 2015 goals with these cut files for an organized goals binder!

Slip your cover page into the pocket of the binder.

Keep track of your 2015 goals with these cut files for an organized goals binder!

Next use this cut file to print your divider pages. I went for a kind of ombre rainbow change of color thing but you can do whatever pleases you.

Keep track of your 2015 goals with these cut files for an organized goals binder!

Place your binder pages in your binder and add titles to each. If you need more than 5 you can always use another set.

Now here’s what I decided to do with mine:

  • new goals
  • accomplished goals
  • inspiration for projects and goals
  • schedules (for my work because things get crazy hectic)
  • contacts (because it never fails I lose them on my phone and my computer and I never think to back them up

These are what work for me in 2015 but you can make whatever works for you this year. Here are a few ideas I thought up for the tabs:

  • meal planning
  • workout log/weight management
  • weekly chore lists for the kids
  • work/income goals
  • to do lists
  • shopping lists
  • calendars
  • weekly or daily cleaning goals
  • seasonal goals

Keep track of your 2015 goals with these cut files for an organized goals binder!

I’m sure you can think up so many more that pertain to YOUR life which is cool I think that this project is so basic and open to fit into your personal goals!

I plan to use every day lined paper to make my goals sheets but maybe sometimes I’ll find something worth printing out and punching holes for. I’ve added to my 2015 goals to use my goal binder and have an awesome overachieving 2015!