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101 Life Goals – List of 101 Life Goals Ideas

Life goals make us happier, healthier, and give us something to aspire to. In this post, we’re sharing 101 life goals to add to your list!

People who have set goals in life not only tend to be happier, but they also reach their goals more often than people who don’t take the time to make themselves a list.

Goals give us something to reach towards. They give us a purpose, and help us form our habits and structure our days.

Goals help us decide what is (and isn’t) important to us.

I love setting and achieving my goals and helping others achieve theirs (like this 30 by 30 list, for example).

Goals have truly has made me a happier, healthier, more well-rounded person, and I know it can do the same for you.

So, today, I’m sharing 101 life goals to add to your list. These goals are perfect for almost any age and stage of life.

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Use this list in anyway you’d like. Let it inspire your own life goals list, choose just a few to focus on each month, or use them all!

Anything goes and the best way to use this list depends on YOU! There is no wrong answer.

101 Life Goals

Personal Life Goals

  • Exercise often
  • Aim to walk daily (you can set of steps goal, but make it attainable, if slightly challenging)
  • Hit a healthy, feels-good-for-you weight
  • Practice meditation
  • Try a yoga class
  • Try meditation
  • Keep a journal
  • Keep a gratitude list
  • Be intentional about who you follow on social media
  • Learn some creative affirmations to help your creative juices flow

  • Start a new hobby
  • Have a screen and phone free day once a month (or week!)
  • Make a donation to a charity
  • Attend a sporting event/concert/play you’ve been wanting to see
  • Visit a new-to-you park or botanical garden
  • Complete an act of kindness-try to do this weekly
  • Wear sunscreen daily
  • Watch the sunrise
  • Watch the sunset
  • Practice your drawing/sketching skills-this list of things to draw is a good start

  • Write a poem or short story
  • Choose a word or theme of the year
  • Use a habit tracker to track your habits
  • Donate clothing or items you no longer need
  • Organize a closet or room in your home
  • Make it a habit to take deep breaths throughout your day
  • Let go of regrets (and find the lesson in them)

  • Switch up your usual coffee order and try something new
  • Don’t eat meat one (or more) day a week
  • Stretch daily
  • Practice mindfulness in all you do
  • Try to go outside daily
  • Walk or bike (if it’s safe) to a nearby location you might normally drive to
  • Write a poem
  • Drink more water

  • Have something that gives your life meaning
  • Go to bed at a reasonable hour
  • Try to wake up early each day
  • Keep a calendar to stay organized
  • Try to be punctual
  • Read something daily
  • Meet with a therapist or counselor
  • Have some time alone each day
  • Try to eat healthy meals most of the day
  • Try to meal plan
  • Start a gratitude list

Financial Life Goals

  • Save for retirement
  • Pay off a debt
  • Pay off ALL debts
  • Meet with a financial advisor
  • Start or grow a savings account
  • Have a day once a week (or month, or whatever works for you) where you aim to spend $0
  • Read a book about financial health
  • Track your spending
  • Start a budget
  • Splurge occasionally (within budget) but mostly save

Relationship Life Goals

  • Write a letter or email telling someone how much they mean to you
  • Tell someone you love them daily
  • Reach out to a friend you’ve lost touch with
  • Apologize to someone you have wronged
  • Read the Five Love Languages, determine yours and your partners
  • Share something hard with a close friend who has earned your confidence
  • Make a date to take a walk or hike with a friend
  • Write a thank you note when you receive a gift

  • Double date with friends
  • Read a book with your partner and discuss
  • Put phones away at dinner and ask each other questions
  • Plan a game night with your partner and/or friends
  • Keep track of friends and family birthdays and anniversaries
  • Reach out to friends and loved ones on birthdays and anniversaries
  • Reach out to someone in your life who is struggling and ask how they are

  • Take meals to people who are grieving
  • Ask questions and be curious
  • Aim for kindness in your interactions with others
  • Learn to set and hold healthy boundaries
  • Make a new friend
  • Tell someone you value them and why
  • Share one of your goals with a friend (this helps with accountability)

Travel and Adventure Life Goals

  • Travel and explore a new city
  • Be a tourist in your own town (visit a new museum, a new park, etc)
  • Make a list of countries you’d like to visit
  • Take one of those countries and begin planning your visit (even if it doesn’t happen immediately, planning is half the fun)
  • Throw a party at least once in your life

  • Try a new food or cuisine
  • Run or walk a 5K, 10K, or even a half marathon or marathon if you are able!
  • Buy an unusual ingredient at the grocery store and plan a meal around it
  • Take a day trip to a new location close to home
  • Visit a local festival or event
  • Plan a hike or walk with a friend

Knowledge Life Goals

  • Memorize a list of states in alphabetical order
  • Join a book club
  • Learn a new language
  • Watch a documentary
  • Read a book in a genre you usually don’t enjoy
  • Take a class or attend a workshop
  • Learn a new skill
  • Try a new creative hobby (drawing, painting, creative writing etc)

  • Start a blog or YouTube Channel (check out our picks for best camera for fashion blogging if this is your area of focus)
  • Learn about a new plant or flower that does well in your climate and plant it
  • Play a daily trivia game
  • Play sudoku
  • Learn the order of US presidents
  • memorize list of books of the Bible in order
  • Memorize Asian countries in alphabetical order

  • Learn a new vocabulary word a day (or week)
  • Do a crossword puzzle
  • Play Wordle or another word-based game
  • Do a large puzzle

I hope these goals help you get started on your own list!

Be sure to consult a doctor before any physical goals.

Thanks so much for reading all about our 101 Life Goals – List of 101 Life Goals Ideas.

Have a great day!


Friday 15th of September 2023

I love this post.