It’s soo great to have the opportunity to connect with you here on our blog.
In case we haven’t met in person, I am Veronica, the registered massage therapist here with Mind-Body Solutions. I just joined this amazing team of empowering women this summer and am so blessed to be able to be of service to the Bathurst community. If you would like to learn more about me click HERE and you will be redirected to my bio.
One of my many passions in life is personal growth and development. I feel that, like a flower, if we are not personally growing then we are not truly living to our fullest potential. Just like you, I’ve had many struggles in my life where I’ve felt helpless and not in control. I often blamed everyone for the situations I was in, until I started diving into personal development. I learned that I am the only one in control of my life and happiness. Not my life partner, or my parents, or my colleagues, but me.
I want to be able to empower you today to do the same and start taking more control of your life and choices. Everyday is different and trust me it will take a little bit of work and determination but once you get into the swing of things and develop the habits I’m about to share with you, you will notice your stress level going down and you will see your life slowly transform.
If you truly want a life of happiness and fulfillment, today’s blog will help kick start that for you. We will identify what is important to you and how to set realistic goals to help you create the life you’ve always dreamed of.
So, let’s jump right in!
Step 1. Get yourself a journal.
- This will help keep all your plans in one place.
- Will keep you organized and on track.
- Help you achieve your goals FAST!!
** Make sure to keep up to date for our next journaling for your wellness class on our Facebook page.**
Page 1 of your journal is all about taking inventory of where you are, currently, in your life.
Step 2: Take stock of your life
By taking inventory of the key areas of your life, this will show you EXACTLY where you are focusing too much or too little time on and will help you see where you need to prioritize your attention. Consider only YOUR opinions and feelings when scoring these areas from 1-10.
1 being the worst and 10 being the best.
- Physical Health
- Mental Well-being
- Hobbies/Joy/Restorative pursuits
- Friends & Family
- Purpose & Career
- Personal Development & Growth as an individual
Once you have a score next to each area, place a star (*) next to the 3 lowest scores. Most of the time, these will be the areas in your life that really stresses you out or overwhelms you.
For example; my lowest scores are Restorative pursuits, Mental well-being and Physical health.
Knowing this shows me that I currently need to focus on these areas in order to bring more balance into my life and help me feel more fulfilled and my goals will revolve around these areas.
Step 3: Set some goals!
Next sit down and think of everything that you would like to accomplish revolving around these areas. Do a HUGE brain dump and be creative with your goals and make them into S.M.A.R.T. goals. (Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Realistic, and Timely).
Tip: write them as if you are currently doing these tasks.
For example: my goals are the following for the next 30 days:
- I get 8.5 hours of sleep each night by tracking my sleeping patterns and going to bed earlier.
- I meditate by the water 3x a week @ 8:15 am or 5 pm to clear my mind and reconnect with myself.
- Each Saturday I plan and shop for my meals for the week and Sunday afternoon I prep my meals for the week so that I am on track with my health.
- I practise singing 3-4 songs daily, because it brings me joy and helps me keep my vocals warm.
- I drink 3 litres of water and 1 small coffee each day (coffee is optional for me).
- I listen to 10-15 mins of personal development each day to fuel my brain with good vibes, positive self talk and to help me become a better version of myself.
Once I have this all on paper and have had time to reflect on them, making sure that these goals don’t have a negative effect on my life or the lives of my family members I then create my PUSH goal.
This goal will help you knock most, if not all, of your goals off your list. Again, you want to make a Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Realistic, and Timely goal written as if you are currently doing it.
For example: my PUSH goal is:
- Sunday morning (8:30 am), I review my list of goals, do a 30 min brain dump of things that are stressing me out or need to get done this week. I then schedule it into my weekly planner, because I’ve decided theses are “non-negotiables”. Each night, before I go to bed, I review/edit my plan for the next day.
Step 4: Action!
Finally, put your plan into action:
Schedule it! Give your tasks a time & date and track your progress either by pen and paper, using a wall calendar or a daily to-do list. That way you can track who’s doing what and see if you are meeting your deadlines. It’s sooo freeing for your head when you have a plan set in place and things get prioritized.
Do your best to keep your journal or daily planner with you regularly to help you stay on track and stay accountable. As you start completing tasks, go back to your brainstorm list cross them out and continue to pluck tasks off as you go.
Thank you for taking the time to hang out with me today!! Just know that this will take time to become a new habit in you tool box and if you would like some more information on mindful organization or goal setting, feel free to contact us and schedule a one-on-one session!
Sending you much love and good vibes!
Veronica : )