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Movement + Meditation + Muse

Setting Goals

Update: April 6, 2015
Where oh where did the first 100 days go?

I knew that my 100 day challenge would be difficult but I wasn’t quite prepared for how hard it would be.  First, I know better I should have only picked one that rather than three.  Second, I have a vague idea that this would be emotional challenging, but wow!

Needless to say in many ways I didn’t complete the challenge, I did almost no exercise related movement occasional walks in the forest is all. Mediation and Journalling were high but not daily.  This is the area that impacted me the most though and it has set a new direction …. or clarified the destiny path.  The gaps in the actions allows for full integration into my mind, body and spirit.

Looking back on the 100 days, I made some HUGE leaps ahead on my spiritual path, which has lead to clarification of the path in the physical world.  Lots of grand changes happening.

I am totally excited!!! the next 9 months are going to be super full of fun and adventure.

 


Wow, 2015 already, it is only 4 days in when I am writing this and I have kicked the year off with an abundance of ideas! My head feels like it is exploding I LOVE it!  Soooo what better way to get my ideas into actions with another 100 Day Challenge!

The last challenge for the 4th Quarter of 2014 was to write a book.  It is done! (and will be on sale Jan 20th)

I have a big overriding goal for 2015, but I wanted to start with a few things that I KNOW will great a more solid foundation for my life and business.  This is why my 100 Day challenge for the 1st quarter of 2015 is Movement, Mediation, and Muse.  I want to create a most excellent foundation!

Movement: my Health  – 1 hour of exercise every day, looking forward to participating and finishing a Triathlon in 2015.  I think that we all know the benefits for your health, for stress management, for your brain and more, of participating in movement/activity every single day.   I have definitely gotten out of the habit since I hurt my knee.  My knee is rock solid now so it is time to get back to it.  I am doing it smart though, it is not wise to jump into an hour of aggressive exercise cold turkey, so I am building my strength and endurance.  The plan will be to work up to the hour during the month of January and then switch to a triathlon training program in February.

Mediation: My Mind – 15 minutes or more of mediation each day. With more and more business related activities, it is a smart idea to nail down the mediation in enhance stress management, to stay in touch with my intuition and to create a grounded centered mindset. I am the first one to admit, I have never been good at a daily practice and this I want to add lifestyle pillar.

Muse: My Creativity – 1 hour of journaling.  I plan on trying out a few different styles/methods of journaling, everything from simple pen and paper to Art journaling to a 365 creating project.  Who knows what I will get into really.  The idea will be to reconnect to my more hands-on creative side.  Allowing the creativity to really jump out of me will no doubt have a huge impact on my personal satisfaction and happiness as well as making it easier to find those creative ideas in my business.

I feel that these are in alignment with my 1st quarter goal of being more Bodacious AND really supporting my 2015 Goals.

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Here are some additional ideas for you goal strategies and definitely join me for the 100 day Challenge!

Short, Medium and Long-Term Goal Setting Strategies

The most effective way to achieve important goals in your life is to break big goals up into smaller ones. Long-term, medium-term, and short-term goals are all necessary in a successful goal setting strategy.

Using enabling goals, or supporting goals, will ensure that you’re consistently taking steps toward achieving the life you desire.

 

Enabling Goals

The best way to get where you want to go is with a mix of short, medium, and long-term goals. Each has different benefits and can launch you forward toward the end result that you seek. What ties it all together is enabling goals. These are goals that are formulated as stepping-stones for medium and long-term goals.

Use this step-by-step goal setting strategy to bring your dreams to life:

  1. Set your long-term goals first. What do you want to achieve in the next few years? These are broad goals that will take some time to achieve, like buying a home, graduating from college, or starting your own business. Your long-term goals are the foundation for goal setting as they define where you want to be in the future.
    • Long-term goals should be obtainable within a set number of years. Try to give your goals a time frame, such as buying a home in five years or graduating from college with a PhD degree in eight.
  2. Set your medium term goals next. Let these act as large stepping-stones to help you achieve your goals. For example, if your goal is to obtain adoctorate degree in medicine, let a medium-term goal be to achieve your Bachelor’s degree in the subject, since this is a reasonable goal between where you stand now and theultimate goal you hope to achieve.
    • Medium term goals should also have specific time frames in mind. These will keep you moving forward, ensuring that you’re always working toward your long-term goals and aspirations.
  3. Finally, focus on your short-term goals. These are goals that you can achieve more readily. Set short-term goals for each semester, for example. Or start with setting a goal to apply for financial aid, a goal to enroll in classes, and a goal to meet with an academic counselor so that you can outline your education plan. These goals guide you toward yourultimate goal.
    • Short-term goals can be anything you want them to be, but they should be enabling goals. This means that they should be small, but definite, steps toward your desired end result.
    • Follow the SMART goal setting strategy for Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Realistic and Timely short-term goals that you know you can achieve.

Long-term goals tend to be the most meaningful and important, which is why they take so much time to achieve. But we should not only focus our attention on the big picture goals, when it is medium and short-term goals that allow us to get there. Focus on all three types of goals when planning for your future.

The more time you take to plan out your goals, the better the results are likely to be. Planning and forethought can go a long way in helping you achieve what you really desire in your life.