Can you believe that we are more than half way through 2022?! Whatever feelings this ignites in you, you can be intentional about the rest of 2022.
Personally, I use the month of July to reflect, refresh and reset. July is my pause month – it’s when I stop to refuel in order to finish the year strong. Here is how you can do the same.
Reflect on the year to date. What have been the highlights and lowlights? What lessons have you learnt? What surprised you? What has gone according to your plans? I prepare my environment to aid with my reflection. Sometimes, I go away. Other times, I get a journal and write down my thoughts. I find that reflection brings me back to what really matters.
Reflection is not about judgement, it’s about awareness and reviewing the journey travelled so far. I love looking back at my calendar to see if the way I have spent my time aligns with my values and goals.
Refresh yourself. This is both about mind and body. Step back and ask yourself ‘how can I refuel?’. One thing I do this month that helps a lot during my process of refreshing is having my phone on focus mode for most of the time, to minimise distractions.
Spend time doing the things you love and that bring you joy! Spend more time in nature, away from technology. Research shows there are many benefits to spending time in nature, including improving our wellbeing.
Reset to launch into the rest of the year. I take what I discovered in my reflection and either refine my goals, set new ones or ditch the unrealistic or unrewarding goals. At this point, your passion and energy levels should be high. Maximise on this and define what the rest of the year will be like. Ask yourself this question. ‘If today was 31 December and I said to myself I had the best year. What would have happened?’ Whatever your answer, that is the priority that you should focus on.
I invite you to take time to reflect, refresh and reset!
Common Goal Setting Pitfalls
If you are struggling to reach your goals, it could be because of these 7 common goal setting pitfalls.
- Your goals not aligned with what you want (lack of resonance).
- There is no structure to your goals (only result oriented goals).
- You have too many goals (overwhelming).
- Your goals do not inspire you (creates disconnect).
- Not having the right objective (no ‘why’ behind your goal).
- Giving up (I have tried this before and it didn’t work).
- Settling (accepting that is how things should be).
Are you ready to level up you goal setting game?
Join me for our popular How to Design The Life You Want – Goal Setting for Success Workshop on 10 August. The Goal Setting For Success Workshop will equip you overcome the goal setting pitfalls and design the life you want for you to move forward with confidence.
Most people write their goals down and never look at them again causing them to be in a cycle of frustration. In this workshop you will learn how to set clear goals following a proven process to give more clarity to your goals and how to achieve them.