Inside: Best short term goals for high school students.

Setting short-term goals can be a very fun and beneficial task to undertake, especially when you are in High School. Starting to set your own goals at a young age will help you stick through with things as you get older, plus it teaches you how to make changes in your life and how to achieve the things you want.

With so many benefits, how could you not want to set goals? I feel like the majority of us jump to the big stuff when we think about goal setting. For things like becoming rich or getting into a college, we overlook the smaller things.

Don’t get me wrong, the big things are important, but they can also discourage you if you don’t look at the little steps it takes to get there.

Short Term Goals for High School Students

The little goals add up. You start with one thing, then another, and pretty soon, your whole life has been changed for the better. So today I wanted to share with you some short-term goals for high school students.

How to set short-term goals

As I said above, only creating huge goals can be very detrimental to being able to reach the finish line. It would be like saying, “My goal is to be rich.” but not having a plan to get there. Without the plan(full of little actions), you will not be able to reach your goal.

So the best way to teach yourself how to see your goals through to the end is to start with some smaller ones. That way, you can prove to yourself that you are capable, and you can start making small changes in your life.

These goals don’t need to be grand; in fact, they can be quite the opposite. These are the everyday things that steer you in the direction of being your happiest self. Things like getting 8 hours of sleep every night, drinking water, and saving up for a car. You can start to make little adjustments to the way you are living to help you promote a healthier and happier life.

Start small; show yourself that you can implement something new into your life. Then you can use that momentum to keep on rolling into the life that you dreamed about.

Simple Short Term Goals for High School Students

I thought starting with some simple ideas would be a great place to start. But before we get into this, take a moment to think about your ideal self. What do they look like? What kind of life makes them happy? Once you have a clean image of that take a look at the list below.

1. Turning in All Homework ON TIME.

2. Making Your Bed Every Morning

3. Washing Your Face Morning and Night.

4. Journalling Once a Day.

5. Establishing a Night Routine.

6. Establishing a Morning Routine.

7. Take your Daily Vitamin.

8. Tell your parents you love them.

9. Keep Your Room Tidy.

10. Save Up Money

11. Put Away Laundry

Goals for Internal Growth

Goals for Internal Growth

These goals are more centered around your internal world. Below is a list of things that you can start to incorporate into your daily life that will enrich your soul and encourage growth. In today’s fast-paced society, it can be hard to just be with our thoughts, but it is very important.

12. Read A Book

13. Listen to a Ted Talk.

14. Meditate for 5 Minutes.

15. Go for more walks without being on your phone.

16. Spend time outside.

17. Limit your social media use.

18. Reflect on what makes you happy.

19. Say affirmations to yourself every day.

20. Find 3 things to be grateful for before you get out of bed.

21. Think about areas that you could improve in.

22. Give back to your community.

23. Exercise

Short Term Goals for High School Students: Hobbies

Picking up a hobby is a great way to work on your brain. Did you know that hobbies are proven to connect your neuro pathways while also improving your confidence? Seriously!

24. Learn to take up Embroidery

25. Learn to take up Guitar

26. Learn to take up Drawing

27. Learn to take up Singing

28. Learn to take up Knitting

29. Learn to take up video editing

30. Learn to take up interior design

31. Learn to take up photography

32. Learn to take up writing

33. Learn to take up collecting crystals

34. Learn to take up candle making

Short Term Routine Goals

Having a good routine in your life has been proven to help promote good mental health while reducing your risk of depression. It’s crazy how doing such simple things can have such a powerful impact.

35. Make sure you get a full 8 hours.

36. Drink eight glasses of water a day.

37. Eat plenty of fruits and vegetables.

38. Have a homework routine

39. Walk/Take care of your pet

40. Do general tidying up

41. Add stretching to your morning routine

42. Brush your teeth twice a day

43. Go to bed around the same time

44. No screens after 9:30

45. Practice mindfulness

46. Journal at night

47. Take care of your plants

48. Drink Tea before bed

Short Term Goals for High School Students

Cool Short Term Goals for High School Students

And lastly, we have some cool Short Term Goals for High School Students. These are the ones that are more fun and will be a blast working towards. Check these out!

49. Save up for a car

40. Save up for a concert 

41. Work on running a mile

42. Find a group to join outside of school

43. Redecorate your bedroom.

44. Start a dog-walking business

45. Learn how to speak another language

46. Save up and get a new wardrobe

47. Start applying to colleges

48. See if you want to study abroad

49. Start your own business

50. Keep a plant alive

51. Get to know your city a little better

52. Volunteer at your dog shelter

53. Make food/lunches for people in need.

54. Learn how to cook

55. Learn a new life hack every week

56. Figure out your personal style

Short Term Goals for High School Students

Printable Short-Term Goal Planners

If you are like me and love to see your goals out on paper, then these adorable short-term goal planners are perfect for you. I think are going to love these. The first one has goal recommendations, and then the rest are customizable!

57. Simple Healthy Goals Printable

58. Simple Goal Setting Customizable PDF

59. S.M.A.R.T Goals Planner

60. Cute Bubble Planner

61. 12 Page Goal Planner

62. Adorable Goal Planner

63. Inspirational Goal Planner

64 Short-Term Goal Board

65. Strive to Be: Poster

66. Cream Colored Planner

67. Short Term Goal Planner with Cute Decorations

I hope you loved learning about short-term goals and how to set them. It can feel like a daunting task, but in reality, finishing a goal is a bunch of small steps added together that get you to where you want to go.

I think that these Short Term Goals for High School Students are the perfect way to start on that path to your dream life. I know they seem small, but they will make a world of difference when you stick to them because that is what is important: that you are sticking to it. When the task is smaller, it is much easier to stick with it.

If you like this topic of self-help and growth, then you are going to love some of the other articles we have here. We cover everything from what to write about in your journal to ways you can improve your self-care. Check this out!