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Goal Setting: Get inspired

Today's post aims to help you get "The Maximum Lifestyle" that my blog stands for is to get you pointed in the right direction with what to do with yourself by making goals...

Another week, another series. Today’s post aims to help you get “The Maximum Lifestyle” that my blog stands for is to get you pointed in the right direction with what to do with yourself by making goals.

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#Goals

Whether your goals are for this week, this year, this decade, or your whole life, the only way to start working towards goals is to make sure you have some in the first place. That’s where I come in. This series is to help you think about what goals you might want to have in the first place- because the best way to start with something is by doing first things first.

So today we are going to tackle getting you inspired about what kind of goals you might like. We’ll take baby steps, and by the end of the series I can guarantee you’ll have at least a few goals for your future in mind. Let’s get started!

 

What inspires you?

Get out in the world and go to your thinking place, your point of inspiration, your feel good moment. For myself personally when I’m stuck on anything- what to do with my life, what to write for my next book (Read more about my books on my author blog here), a relationship, or really anything, I have a few go-to places where I like to think.

1.) Go for a hike

Spending time in nature has been shown to reduce stress and increase creativity levels- which is exactly what you need to start thinking about what goals you want from life.

2.) Go to your happy place

My own happy place is curled up with a cheerful book in my favorite reading chair. Your happy place might be cuddling during a movie marathon with your bestie, or having a DS roundoff with your friends in your college’s lounge, or going to the card game your coworkers throw every Thursday. It should be a place and activity that is both relaxing and makes you happy. Whatever that is for you, take time to go there and do it.

3.) Write down your thoughts!

Keep your phone or a notebook handy whenever you do your happy place thing. After spending time getting or being happy, it’s important to sit down and think about what kind of goals you might like. If all you can do is think up a goal for this week, great! If you want to make a goal for the direction your whole life is going to go in, you’ll want to do more thinking than just this one moment, but you might have an idea or two of what you want from your future- so be sure to write them down!

What goals did you write down this week?

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