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Positive Goal Setting

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The New Moon over the weekend has us really amped for a fresh start and a bit more routine. Although we are already growing toward the Full Moon, we can still access the lunar energy and use it to our advantage. With the New Moon in Virgo we are focusing on bringing our dreams to life. Now is the time to set realistic goals and start chipping away at the list. We love making organized lists and the rewarding feeling that comes when you cross things off! (Anyone else add things like “shower” just to feel like you’ve done something productive or is that just a new mom thing?) Don’t get caught up in the need to be perfect, just get started, its always the hardest part! Our stellar Lunar contributor, Monica Lily, gives us some helpful tips on how to make lists and set simple, realistic goals without getting overwhelmed. 


Lists, lists, and more lists 

In making lists, vision boards, or written goal setting it is essential that positivity is projected. Positive wording, self-love and no shaming phrases are key. 

Example“Eat plenty of veggies today” vs. “No more donuts!!!”  

    “Try a healthy recipe!” vs. “Never ever ever ever eat fast food”

    “Find a physical activity that brings me joy” vs. “Lose 10lbs in 2 weeks”


How to make a simple Goal Setting List without feeling overwhelmed.
1 // Make three columns
2 // Label first column “I would like to change”
3 // Label second columns “I would love for it to be more like.”
4 // Label third column “Simple steps”
5 // In the first column “I would like to change” list everything that seems to hold you back. Personality traits that you would like improve, relationship goals, career changes, eating habits, physical fitness, and so on. 
6 // In the second column “I would love for it to be more like…” for each comment you wrote in the first column follow it with what you desire to achieve, if you could change those aspects of your life, what would that look like? There are no wrong or right answers and you don’t have to show this to anyone if you chose. It is your personal list/assessment. 
7 // In the third and final column labeled “Simple Steps” focus on steps your can take to create the desired change. Mediate on what it is you would like to change, what that change ultimately looks like and what steps need to be taken. Write small simple steps that you can take daily, weekly, or monthly that will guide you towards the attainable goal. 
8 // When we began to feel overwhelmed, misguided, or defeated we can always refer back to the Simple Steps. Are we at least practicing a few of these each day? 
9 //  When some of the changes are implemented in your life and you began living out more of your dreams/desires, pat yourself on the back, write yourself a love letter, or make a gratitude journal, because we know it wasn’t easy, but the hard work paid off. 

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