The past year I have become aware of how powerful setting goals and intentions can be. It helps me focus on what really matters and so it becomes easier to plan and prioritise how, with what and with whom I wish to spend my time.

I think my problem in the past has been that the goals I have set haven’t been specific enough or I haven’t actually added HOW I'm going to achieve them. So I wanted to write what I have learnt and how I go about setting goals, in hopes that it can help you too to plan and go in to the new year feeling confident, relaxed and happy. 

So beautiful mama, when you have a moment to yourself, make a cup of tea, grab your journal or a piece of paper and pen and get comfy. 

Before actually setting any goals, I like to reflect on the past year. It goes by so quick that we often forget to stop and check in with ourselves about how we feel and where we are now. It’s so important to let go of any challenges or disappointments we may have had,  celebrate our wins and focus on all that we have learnt and evolved along the way. 

A few questions I like to ask myself is: 

Did I have any challenges in 2018 and if so, how did I deal with them and what did I learn?

What would I like to leave behind, let go of or stop doing in to 2019? 

Did I step out of my comfort zone and grow as a person, as a mama, in my relationships and in my work life?

What am I most proud of for having achieved this year? 

What am I most grateful for having experienced this year?

I truly believe that we all have the ability to change any circumstance we are in and achieve our dreams and goals whatever they may be, but we need to take small actions steps daily to achieve them. And to do so we need to know what we really want so we can make a plan as to how we are going to get there. 

So next, with an open heart, I ask myself: 

What do I want my everyday life to be like, really? Not what society or social media says your life should be like or what other friends are doing with theirs… 

What do I want to do spend my time doing?

What do I need to do?

What inspires, motivates and brings me joy?

What areas of my life do I wish to focus on? Is it nourishing my body with healthier foods, being a more present mama, doing more fun family activities, building a stronger relationship with certain people, develop a personal skill, or advance my career?

I try to be specific, realistic and kind with myself when setting goals. They should make you feel excited, motivated and inspired, not stressed or overwhelmed. Avoiding vague statements like “be super healthy, i instead try to think; “focus on nourishing my body with healthy foods that make me feel good and full of energy” or “move my body for min 30 minutes a day either with walking, yoga or going to the gym so i feel relaxed and happy”.  

Lastly, what action steps do I need to take to make them happen? The more specific you are, the easier it is to measure when you have achieved your goals...

I hope this inspire you to take a moment to reflect on the past year and get clear on what you want and need :) Happy New Year!

Lots of love



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