How to Slay Your Goals this Summer


Top tips to set you up for summer success

Is it just me, or do things feel a lot more complicated during the winter months?  The days are shorter, sunshine is scarce and the weather is less than motivating.  It’s a challenge to find the time and motivation to achieve all of our personal and professional goals -- not to mention all the outside expectations from family, friends and coworkers swirling around us.

Well luckily for us, summer is here! We have access to longer days, a more laid-back atmosphere and an abundance of Vitamin D to elevate our energy levels.

For these reasons, summer is prime time to excel in our careers, self care and social lives. Now’s the time to master that highly coveted harmony of relaxation and ambition.  So below are a couple tips to set you up for success this summer.

Write it out.

Writing out our visions on paper will declutter our heads, hold us accountable and present our goals in a measurable format.  When we let our goals swim around in our minds, it’s easy to forget, disregard or become overwhelmed by them. So here’s what to do:

●       Jot down your goals using the following categories: “work,” “social,” “self care” and “passion project.”

●       Under each category, state your vision. If your vision isn’t crystal clear yet, start by asking yourself questions about what you truly want, where you want to see yourself at the end of summer and how you want to feel.

●       After writing out your vision, list three measurable steps in each category that will get you there within the summer months.

Slay the schedule.

 Longer days means more time to work with. So create a schedule around meeting your goals in each category.

●       Dedicate half an hour each day to your “self care” category.  What can you do for yourself to cultivate relaxation, simplicity and peace of mind? When you invest in yourself, others will want to invest in you too. So don’t neglect this one!

●       Plan for at least one social outing each week. Catch up with an old friend over coffee, visit a family member you haven’t seen in a while, head to the beach or try out a new activity. We can learn a lot from others, which might just be the mental shift we need to propel us forward.

●       For your “work” and “passion project” categories, choose a time frame that works best for your individual aspirations. Whether it’s monthly, weekly or daily, be sure not to create too much self-inflicted pressure. Work hard, but not at the expense of your energy and radiance.

Founder of The Passion Warrior Project, Christi Pratte is a multi-passionate lifestyle blogger and advocate for women who are looking to find more self-love and purpose within their hustle.

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