As a married couple well into retirement, yes we used to set goals, BUT, without any sign of a linesman/woman (should that be person?) far too many throw-ins went astray and now we simply take each day as it comes, which usually means ignoring most of what was planned the day previous.
Tried all that setting goals and deciding what will or will not happen in advance. Didn’t work to well I’m afraid. So many things that were unforeseen cropped up that meant a change of direction I gave up and took life as it came. Strangely enough it roughly worked out as I intended. Que Sera sera
This very issue causes me quite a dilemma. I start each week with the goal of achieving nothing within the following 7 days, and I always achieve that goal, which, paradoxically, means I haven’t achieved it.
I never have in the true sense of the word because I don’t want to get disappointed. Major goals were usually set by others or by the circumstances for me and I followed them through. Less important goals usually emerge during the year and I may decide to achieve them but I wouldn’t need a special occasion like New Year’s Eve for that.
When younger I was so busy, busy generally that to set goals was the only way to get everything done. Now retired though I have decided to set a goal of getting at least one task done each day, that means seven tasks do get done. If I didn’t do that then the temptation is to think “well being retired I will do it tomorrow”. That I have found is the way not to get anything done, there’s no urgency so ‘tomorrow’ never arrives.
I’ve never made any resolutions and I’ve never set any goals.
I’m one of those ‘go with the flow’ types.
Over the years, I’ve met folk who have goals or aims they strive to work towards.
I’ve often wondered why I’m made totally the opposite way. I just can’t/don’t think like that. It’s beyond me.
But I’m Aries, and we’re supposed to be ‘impulsive’, so maybe that’s the answer.