How to Believe in Yourself (6 Simple yet Powerful Ways)

Have you ever found yourself in a situation where you picture yourself accomplishing something challenging? You can see yourself landing that dream job, conquering a towering mountain, or even bringing a new life into the world. But when the moment arrives to actually take that first step, you just don’t believe in yourself. It’s as if you freeze or even take a step back. If this scenario feels all too familiar, you might be facing a lack of self-belief.

If you find that self-doubt holds you back more often than you’d like, the journey to believing in yourself might be worth exploring. While it’s simple to suggest and tough to accomplish, there are practical tips that can guide you toward cultivating self-belief. These strategies below aim to bridge the gap between imagining your achievements and confidently taking those crucial first steps towards making them a reality.

What does it mean to believe in yourself?

Believing in yourself means knowing you can do something and not giving up, even when things get tough. It’s about staying confident that even if something seems hard now, it will get easier with time. Instead of feeling like a helpless victim, you feel like you’re in control and can overcome challenges. And when you make mistakes, you use them to learn and get better.

Believing in yourself can make a positive change in the outcome of the situation simply because you have the victory mindset instead of feeling like a victim. This mindset can lead to success and fulfillment in many different areas of life, such as:
– Career
– Relationships
– Personal goals
– Creative pursuits
– Health, both physical and mental
– Parenting
– Social interaction
– Emotional intelligence
– Financial situation
– Enterpreneurship and many more.

The idea of believing in yourself might sound overused, but we often don’t realize just how powerful it can be.

I like to think that believing in yourself is like having a cheerleader inside your mind, telling you that you can do anything you set your mind to. You know that feeling when a friend believes in you? Well, imagine being that supportive friend for yourself! It’s like having a strong foundation that helps you stand tall, no matter what life throws your way.

Is believing in yourself a choice?

Believing in yourself is indeed a choice, and it’s a choice that holds incredible power. It’s like having a set of keys that can open up a special room within you, a room filled with confidence, determination, and the belief that you can achieve great things.

Just like you have the key to your front door that allows you to enter your home, you have the key to self-belief. It’s within you but it can be hard to find it because sometimes, it is hidden under the trauma or any unpleasant experienced that we faced.

Sometimes, this key might be a small thought that says, “I can do this!” Other times, it could be a past success that reminds you of your capabilities. It’s about finding these keys, these moments or thoughts that unlock the door to your own belief in yourself.

Luckily, some tools can help you discover the keys. But as I always say, it’s you that has to do the hard work and start to implement these strategies. And again, you can use the “5-second rule” for this, invented by Mel Robbins. When you know you are low in self-confidence, count from 5 to 1 and start again. You have the choice to start again.

Why is it important to believe in yourself?

Transformational Power. Believing in yourself can completely change your life. When you truly believe in your abilities and what you can do, it changes the way you think and act. You start to see challenges and chances in a new way. You feel like you can do things you couldn’t before. This change doesn’t just affect your goals, but also how you feel about yourself and how you get along with others.

Positive Journey. When you believe in yourself, your journey toward your goals becomes better. Instead of being scared of failing, you feel excited to try new things. Each step you take feels like an adventure where you can learn and get better. You see problems as things you can get past, not things that stop you. This way of thinking makes you want to do your best and enjoy the ride.

Resilience and Perseverance. Believing in yourself helps you handle tough times. Instead of giving up when things are hard, you keep going. You know that problems won’t last forever, and you can find ways to get through them.

Ways how to start believing in yourself

1. Imagine your life without believing in yourself

Let’s start with the easiest exercise you all. This is a method that you can do right now and it might shift something within you.

So, just dedicate 5 minutes to imagine your life without believing in yourself. Without being there for yourself. And without trusting in your own abilities and worth. Picture a life where every challenge feels like an obstacle, where your dreams seem distant and unreachable. Imagine constantly doubting yourself, and feeling anxious about taking even small steps towards your goals. Without self-belief, your journey becomes a path full of fear and self-criticism.

In this imagined life, setbacks aren’t just temporary roadblocks; they become sources of despair. Instead of facing challenges with determination, you might find yourself avoiding them altogether, afraid of failure and rejection. In this life, you don’t reach your full potential, it just remains hidden behind a curtain of self-doubt.

As you spend these 5 minutes, you may feel a sense of heaviness and frustration. It’s as if you’re carrying an invisible weight, holding you back from truly embracing life’s opportunities. This exercise highlights the importance of self-belief and how it shapes every aspect of your existence. It’s a reminder that nurturing self-belief is crucial for living a fulfilling and empowered life.

This method helps me a lot when I think about it. It feels like I just speed up my life and see what is going to happen if I don’t believe in myself. It pumps me up and makes me want to try stuff. Right now.

2. Switch your mindset from negativity to positivity

The lack of self-belief often follows a familiar pattern. It begins with that tiny voice of doubt, questioning our capabilities and whispering that we might not be good enough. This simple thought can have a profound impact, causing us to hesitate, second-guess, and hold back. It’s like an invisible force that keeps us in our comfort zone, preventing us from venturing into the unknown and chasing after our aspirations.

However, the remarkable thing is that patterns can be broken. When we consciously decide to believe in ourselves, the entire landscape shifts. Suddenly, we find ourselves equipped with the bravery to step outside our comfort zones, tackle challenges head-on, and conquer the obstacles that once seemed insurmountable. The dreams that felt distant start to feel attainable goals. Even setbacks transform into stepping stones that lead us closer to where we want to be.

The most vital thing with this method is that we start paying more attention to our success than to our failures which leads to higher self-belief and one less barrier towards your goal.

Just try it. Tonny Robbins says you need three to four weeks to reprogram your mind. And in the same article, he explains how to do that exactly. Hopefully, after three to four weeks you can be completely free from attaching yourself to your self-doubt.

3. Love yourself

Can you truly love yourself if you lack belief in your abilities? I doubt it.

Embracing self-love has the potential to initiate a shift toward self-belief. Often, we’re our harshest critics, subjecting ourselves to tasks we dislike and setting high expectations. We seek validation from others while doubting our worth. This inner conflict destroys our confidence, making it difficult to truly believe in ourselves.

However, when we choose to practice self-love, we extend compassion to our own hearts. This self-compassion counteracts negativity, allowing us to acknowledge our strengths and achievements. As we nurture a positive relationship with ourselves, the seeds of self-belief begin to sprout. We recognize that we’re worthy of pursuing our goals and embracing our aspirations.

I have a whole blog post about self-love being key to achieving great success but here are the main takeaways:

  • Practice Self-Care: Prioritize your well-being by engaging in activities that bring you joy and relaxation.
  • Set Boundaries: Learn to say no when needed and protect your time and energy from things that drain you.
  • Accept everything that comes your way: Just accept without judging and resisting. You are enough, your mind is enough, and you are doing the best you can considering your past and present moment.
  • Embrace Imperfections: Understand that nobody is perfect. Embrace your flaws and recognize that they make you unique.
  • Mindfulness and Gratitude: Practice mindfulness to stay present and appreciate the moment. Express gratitude for the good in your life.
  • Self-Reflection: Spend time understanding your desires, values, and passions. Align your actions with your authentic self.

Related: Unlocking Personal Transformation: The Power of Self-Love

4. Embrace Life’s Experiences (Do not avoid!)

Dr. Luana is the expert on avoidance. According to her, steering clear of certain actions can hinder our progress toward achieving our goals. This is because avoiding situations or challenges prevents us from gaining valuable insights and learning opportunities. When we shy away from unfamiliar or uncomfortable experiences, we deny ourselves the chance to grow and develop the skills necessary for success. We just stay in our anxiousness cacoon and don’t get out of it because we avoid stepping face-to-face with our fear.

Challenges are like stepping stones on the path to our aspirations. They provide us with opportunities to learn, adapt, and overcome obstacles. By avoiding these challenges, we inadvertently halt our personal and professional growth. It’s like choosing to remain in a comfort zone that ultimately restricts our potential.

So it’s vital to lean into life’s experiences. Embrace challenges as opportunities to expand your horizons and enhance your skills. Remember that discomfort often accompanies growth, and the journey toward your goals requires facing challenges head-on. By doing so, you’ll not only build resilience but also move closer to the fulfillment of your dreams.

I’ve seen this myself. Recently, I’ve started going into cold water, even though the Baltic Sea nearby is pretty chilly, even in summer. What’s cool is that by not avoiding the cold water, I’ve actually started believing in myself more.

It’s amazing how facing things that make me uncomfortable has made me feel better about myself. It’s like a lesson that helps me in other parts of life too. When I push myself to do something that’s a bit tough, like getting into cold water, I feel stronger inside. It’s like I’m proving to myself that I can handle challenges.

This whole experience has taught me that when I step out of my comfort zone, even doing something simple like going into cold water, it can make me better in other parts of my life.

It’s a reminder that growing often comes from facing things that might be a bit scary at first.

5. Create a routine

I could write a whole book about it and it seems that creating a routine is important in any life circumstances. But still, I can’t emphasize enough how essential it is to simply do the same healthy thing every day: get outside every day, move your body, have a healthy breakfast, meditate, and breathe intentionally for a few minutes.

Mental Health America explains that having a healthy daily routine can majorly improve mental health and people with a routine have generally much lower stress levels.

When we make these actions part of our daily routine, we build a strong structure that helps our mind and body. Think of it as creating a solid base that keeps us steady, even when things are unsure. Just like how an anchor keeps a boat from drifting away, our routines keep us grounded.

In essence, creating a routine is a tangible way to show yourself that you can make a difference in your life. It’s a process that nurtures your belief in your own capacity to take control and make positive changes. On top of that, the routine makes you even more productive to pursue your dream. Because now, your mental health allows you to do that.

It’s beautiful how it’s all linked together and it all comes down to simply having a healthy routine. Life is so simple and most of our problems will resolve themselves only by eating healthy, meditating, going outside, and moving our bodies. But we believe that the answer is way more complex.

6. Accept yourself

I am a huge believer that acceptance is key to living a happy life.

Life keeps throwing challenges our way. We always have stuff we want to change, worries that dance around, and things we think could be better. But when we fully embrace everything exactly as it is—without trying to fix or tweak a thing—something incredible unfolds.

The magic lies in not constantly pursuing impossible ideals or perfection. Instead, it’s about greeting life’s experiences with open arms, knowing they’re temporary. When we resist the inevitable, we only distance ourselves from both life and our true selves.

This outlook brings a liberating shift. No longer trapped in a cycle of endless self-improvement, we find newfound freedom. We stop pushing against the tide and start flowing with it. Acceptance doesn’t mean giving up on growth or change; it means embracing ourselves as we are while working on what’s meaningful to us. It means believing in yourself. It means believing in what life brings and takes away.

This acceptance encompasses our inner landscape too. By ceasing the battle with ourselves, we build a bridge to self-compassion. We replace self-criticism with self-love and self-judgment with self-understanding.

Related: Embracing Impermanence: The Power of Acceptance and Letting Go

Inspiring quotes about believing in yourself

  • “Believe you can and you’re halfway there.” – Theodore Roosevelt
  • “The only limit to our realization of tomorrow will be our doubts of today.” – Franklin D. Roosevelt
  • “You have within you right now, everything you need to deal with whatever the world can throw at you.” – Brian Tracy
  • “Believe in yourself and all that you are. Know that there is something inside you that is greater than any obstacle.” – Christian D. Larson
  • “You are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think.” – Carter Crocker, Disney’s Pooh’s Grand Adventure The Search for Christopher Robin
  • “Believe in your infinite potential. Your only limitations are those you set upon yourself. Believe in yourself, your abilities and your own potential. Never let self-doubt hold you captive. You are worthy of all that you dream of and hope for.” – Roy T. Bennett
  • “You have to believe in yourself when no one else does – that makes you a winner right there.” – Venus Williams

Final encouragements

I want you to remember this: believing in yourself is the ignition for remarkable possibilities. When doubts creep in, stand firm. Your uniqueness and potential are like beacons guiding you forward.

Trust your abilities, embrace challenges, and celebrate successes.

With self-belief, you’re the author of your story, crafting chapters of growth and resilience.

So, take that leap, chase those dreams, and let your unwavering self-belief be the driving force that propels you to new heights. You’ve got this!

With love,

3 Proven Ways on How to Reinvent Yourself

It happens sometimes that we feel stuck in life. And at one point, you start having this need to reinvent yourself but it seems impossible. It feels like you get in your own way and can’t take any further steps. It feels like it’s you against the ocean. And it makes you even more stuck than before. Luckily, you can get out of the rut, but you need the tools to do so. And that’s what we are going to talk about today.

A synonym for reinventing yourself is changing your life. It’s when you feel unsatisfied with your life right now and you need a reset.

Changing your life is not merely a cosmetic makeover; it’s a profound and courageous step toward aligning your reality with your aspirations. It’s recognizing that the current landscape no longer resonates with your true self and choosing to rewrite the script of your journey.

This transformative process involves peeling back the layers, confronting the discomfort, and embracing the unknown.

Just think of it like a caterpillar transforming into a butterfly – shedding the old to make way for the new.

When you’re changing your life, it shows how strong you are and how much you believe in growing and finding happiness. Imagine yourself standing at a crossroads, feeling unhappy with where you are but wanting something better. This is the start of an amazing journey, like an adventure, where you’ll learn more about yourself, become better, and truly be who you are meant to be.

Why bother reinventing yourself?

Think about it: why do you want to reinvent yourself? You probably have a good reason already but try to put it into words. It will motivate you to keep going and to know what you are missing out on when you don’t take any steps toward your dreams. Here are a few things that might motivate you to reinvent yourself:

  1. Unleashing Your Full Potential: Reinventing yourself propels you beyond limitations, allowing you to tap into your untapped capabilities. Think of yourself as a superhero who’s about to discover amazing new powers. When you decide to reinvent yourself, you’re like that superhero unlocking your hidden talents and strengths. Change becomes your fuel in this adventure, helping you climb higher and reach your dreams.
  2. Living Authentically: Reinventing yourself means leaving behind what others think you should be and becoming who you really are. It’s like taking off a mask and showing the world your true face. When you live this way, you feel a strong sense of contentment because your actions and choices match your inner values and passions. Think of it as being in tune with yourself, like a perfectly played melody. When you’re authentic, life feels smoother, like all the gears are working together. This journey might have challenges, but with every step, you’re getting closer to a life that feels right for you.
  3. Seizing New Opportunities: When you decide to change your life, you’re like an explorer opening new doors and finding places you’ve never seen before. As you step out of your cozy comfort zone, you’re diving into a pool of surprises. You might end up making friends with Lady Gaga or mastering the art of juggling watermelons – who knows!

Related: 7 Practical Ways on How to be True to Yourself

Tools to help you reinvent yourself

1. Have a healthy routine

I’ve noticed that sometimes we overlook the simplest things: healthy eating, exercise, nature, mindfulness, and connections to others. People like Bill Gates or Oprah Winfrey have a routine of exercise, mindfulness, and disconnection from social media every day. They are the most known ones, but other successful people do these too. I would actually recommend searching for one of your idols online to see if they have any kind of routine.

Why does a routine can help you reinvent yourself, you would ask. I like to think about it as this: just like a ship needs an anchor, a routine grounds your reinvention journey. It provides a reliable structure that keeps you focused on your goals. When you incorporate healthy eating, exercise, nature time, mindfulness, and genuine connections into your routine, you’re setting the stage for a holistic transformation.

On top of that, have you heard the saying, “Rome wasn’t built in a day”? Well, reinventing yourself isn’t an overnight process either. Consistency is the secret ingredient. And by weaving these simple yet impactful habits into your routine, you create a consistent rhythm that gradually nudges you toward change. Over time, the small steps add up, and you’ll find yourself in a remarkably different place from where you started.

2. Understand your core values

Have you ever thought about why you want something so badly but don’t take any action to achieve that?

If yes, then the answer to this question might be related to your core values. You see, our subconscious mind is not in alignment with our conscious mind. It is because our subconscious mind might hold some kind of trauma or beliefs about our lives that hold us back.

I experienced this myself. An example that is happening in my life right now is that I want to have a fully online-based income. But it sounds so scary and so unachievable that instead of spending my energy on working towards my goal, I am trying to find other sources of income (for instance by continuing my bachelor’s degree that I am not passionate about). This is what happens:

Conscious Desires:

  • I am passionate about the “new career” and believe it would bring me more fulfillment.
  • I’ve researched the steps required to transition and have quite a clear plan in mind.

Subconscious Factors:

  • Fear of Failure: My subconscious mind might hold the belief that starting an online business is risky and could lead to failure. Past experiences of not achieving goals could be feeding into this fear.
  • Comfort Zone: Even though I desire the change, a job in UX is more stable and provides a sense of security. Stepping into the unknown can be intimidating, creating resistance.
  • Self-Doubt: Deep-seated beliefs about my abilities might make me doubt my capacity to succeed in the new field, leading to hesitation.

What should I do about it:

To overcome this, I would need to address the underlying subconscious factors. This could involve working on building self-confidence, challenging limiting beliefs, and gradually stepping out of my comfort zone. I might need in the meantime work a less-demanding job in order to spend more of my mental capacity on achieving my goal.

That’s an example of how core beliefs work. It’s not easy to get there, it’s not easy to reinvent yourself, but it is possible.

I enjoyed this article very much about core beliefs.

Another thing that I find helpful about core beliefs is to identify them and then write them down on the left side of the paper. Then, on the right, write the positive belief next to it. Try to read the positive belief every day and believe in it, soak it in. At the same time, try to understand that the core belief is not beneficial or it might not even make much sense. It just holds you back from your true potential.

Reflect on how these beliefs may have formed, whether they’re based on past experiences, fear, or self-doubt. Recognize that these beliefs might not be serving your best interests and are holding you back.

Over time, as you consistently engage in this practice, you’ll start to notice a shift in your mindset. The positive beliefs will begin to feel more natural, and the negative beliefs will lose their grip. This process allows you to reshape your thought patterns and create a more constructive mental environment.

As you encounter challenges or situations that trigger your old negative beliefs, use this technique to remind yourself of the positive beliefs you’re cultivating. With practice, positive beliefs will become your default way of thinking.

3. Practice visualization

Visualization is more powerful than you think. But you have to do it right.

It has been scientifically proven that visualization practices can help you become where you want to be, and therefore reinvent yourself. It is because our brain responds to visualization the same as it would do if we face it with real experience. As a consequence, our brain wires in the way that we prefer it to be by only visualizing a situation.

However, it is not that simple. In order to get closer to your visualized experience, you have to:

Include all of your senses: Engaging all of your senses in your visualization practice is like providing your brain with a complete experience. Just as your brain responds to real-world stimuli, it responds to the sensory details you create in your mind. When you imagine not only what you see but also what you hear, touch, taste, and smell in your desired situation, you’re sending a comprehensive signal to your brain. This deepens the connection between your mental imagery and your brain’s neural networks, making your visualizations more potent.

For instance, let’s take a simple visualization practice: if you’re visualizing a successful business meeting, envision not only the sight of the boardroom but also the sound of discussions, the feel of the chair beneath you, and even the taste of the celebratory coffee afterward. This multisensory approach enhances the realism of your visualization, making your brain more receptive to the changes you’re trying to create.

Emotional Connection: Emotions are powerful catalysts for change. When you infuse your visualizations with strong positive emotions related to your goals, you’re signaling to your brain that these goals are not just desires but deeply meaningful experiences. By imagining the excitement, joy, pride, and gratitude you’ll feel when you achieve your goals, you’re amplifying the impact of your visualizations.

Real-Time Experience: Visualization is most effective when you immerse yourself fully in the present moment of your imagined scenario. Imagine that you’re actively experiencing your desired situation right now, rather than just watching it unfold from a distance.

Consistency and Duration: Like any skill, the more you practice visualization, the more proficient you become. Consistency is key in rewiring your brain to match your desired outcomes. Dedicate a specific amount of time each day, around 10-15 minutes, to engage in your visualization practice. Repetition reinforces the idea that your visualized goals are not just wishful thinking but potential realities.

Positive Reinforcement: When you visualize your goals, it’s important to maintain a positive mindset. Focus on the successful outcomes you want to achieve, rather than being anxious or stressed that this will never happen. Every time a negative thought arises during your visualization, consciously replace it with a positive affirmation related to your goal. Just be 100% into it, emerge into it, and one day, it will come.

For me, visualization practice is equal to manifestations. I believe manifestation works because we visualize the experience. And then, we are so excited to get there that we actually take the steps in order to achieve our goal. In this case, in order to reinvent ourselves.

You know that it will feel so good to become that new person that you actually start getting out of your comfort zone, or simply take a step further. And one day, you will be starting challenge your limited beliefs, have a direction or purpose, and will take constant actions that will guide you to where you visualize yourself to be.

Final encouragements

The path to reinventing yourself is a transformative one, offering a world of boundless possibilities. By embracing these tips, you open the door to personal growth, discovery, and empowerment.

Remember, change is not only possible but inevitable; it’s your response to it that truly defines your journey. It truly depends on you if the change will be a positive or negative one.

As you reflect, set intentions, step out of your comfort zone, and celebrate progress, you’ll find yourself evolving into the person you’ve always envisioned. You will reinvent yourself. I am cheering for you.

Kind regards,

17 Spiritual Goals Ideas to Grow in 2023

spiritual goals

Setting spiritual goals is a great way to focus your energies and live with purpose. But what are spiritual goals, exactly? And how do you go about setting them?

Spiritual goals are personal aspirations that help you connect with yourself, others, your higher power, or the divine. They can be anything from becoming more compassionate or forgiving, to deepening your meditation practice or becoming more attuned to your intuition.

When setting spiritual goals, it’s important to think about what you want to achieve in your spiritual practice. Do you want to learn more about your faith or deepen your understanding of spirituality? Or maybe you’d like to become more compassionate and forgiving or develop a better meditation practice.

Another important thing to keep in mind about spiritual goals is that they are personal to you. What works for someone else might not work for you, so it’s important to find what resonates with you. The examples that I am going to give you are just a few ideas to get you started- ultimately, it’s up to you to decide what your spiritual goals will be.

Examples of spiritual goals

Spiritual goals for connection with yourself

Connecting with ourselves sometimes can mean connecting to a higher power. We often seek guidance from others when we feel lost, but the most powerful guidance comes from within.

If you’re looking to connect with yourself on a deeper level, consider setting goals like these:

1. Meditate every day

Meditation is the key to spiritual growth. It is a great way to connect with your “higher power” and learn to quiet your mind. It can be as simple as sitting in silence for 5 minutes a day, or you can practice more advanced techniques like mindfulness meditation.

In mindfulness meditation, you simply observe whatever comes up without attachment, whereas in other types of meditation you might focus on a certain mantra or breath.

2. Get in touch with your intuition

Your intuition is your inner guidance system, and it’s important to learn how to listen to it. One way to do this is to practice “automatic writing“. This is where you sit down with a pen and paper, and let your hand write whatever comes into your head without thinking about it too much.

3. Connect with nature

One of the best ways to connect with yourself is to spend time in nature. Go for walks in the park, sit by a lake, or go hiking in the woods. Let nature inspire you and help you feel connected to something bigger than yourself and your limits as a human being.

4. Keep a journal

Whether it’s a personal journal or a gratitude journal, writing can be a great way to connect with yourself. It can help you process your thoughts and feelings, and it’s also a great way to look back and see how far you’ve come.

5. Spend time in silence

Silence is golden – and it can also be very healing. Spend some time each day in complete silence, without any distractions. This can be a great way to connect with yourself and learn to be comfortable with silence.

6. Do a yoga or meditation retreat

If you’re looking for a more intensive way to connect with yourself, consider doing a yoga or meditation retreat. These retreats can last anywhere from a few days to a few weeks, and they provide a great opportunity to disconnect from the outside world and focus on your inner journey.

Related: How to reconnect with yourself?

7. Strive for enlightenment

This is the ultimate goal of spiritual growth – to reach a state of complete understanding and awareness. This is a lifelong journey, but it’s one that might be worth taking.

Spiritual goals for connection with others

1. Be more compassionate

One way to be more compassionate is to practice “loving-kindness” meditation. This is a type of meditation where you focus on sending goodwill and kindness to yourself and others.

2. Forgive someone

Forgiveness is an important spiritual practice. It can be EXTREMELY difficult to do, but it’s also very healing. If you’re struggling to forgive someone, try writing a letter to them (even if you don’t send it) or meditating on forgiveness.

3. Donate to charity

One way to connect with others is to donate your time or stuff to a worthy cause. On this blog, we talk a lot about donating your unnecessary stuff to people in need – but you can also donate your time by volunteering.

4. Give back

Giving back is another great way to connect with others. You can do this in many different ways, such as mentoring someone, teaching a class, or even just helping a friend in need.

Don’t just take from others – give back and help make the world a better place.

Spiritual goals to connect with the divine

To be clear, but the divine, I mean not only God but also the universe, a higher power, or whatever you believe in.

1. Pray or meditate every day

Prayer and meditation are two of the best ways to connect with the divine. If you’re not sure how to pray, just talk to God/the Universe/your Higher Power like you would a friend. You can also try different types of meditation, like visualization or mantra meditation.

2. Read religious or spiritual texts

You don’t even need to be religious to enjoy religious or spiritual texts. The Bible, the Koran, and the Bhagavad Gita are all great examples of books that can help you understand the divine.

3. Go on a pilgrimage

A pilgrimage is a journey to a place that is significant to your religion or spiritual belief system. It can be a local place or something more far-flung like India or Jerusalem.

4. Listen to classical music or natural sounds

Classical music and nature sounds can both be very calming and help you feel connected to something greater than yourself. You can also listen to worship music if you’re religious.

Currently, I enjoy listening to the calm piano, it truly makes me connect with the Univers.

5. Learn about different religions

Sometimes, the best way to connect with your own spiritual beliefs is to learn about others. This doesn’t mean you need to convert to another religion, but simply understanding different belief systems can help you appreciate your own more.

6. Find a spiritual teacher or guru

A spiritual teacher or guru can help you understand your own beliefs better and provide guidance on your spiritual journey. They are usually wise and experienced people who have a lot of knowledge to share.

Why set spiritual goals?

It can be easy to get caught up in the mundane aspects of life, but if you have spiritual goals to focus on, it can help you stay grounded and centered.

Other benefits of setting spiritual goals include:

1. Connecting with yourself, others, and/or the divine.

2. Finding meaning and purpose in life.

3. Gaining a better understanding of the world and the Universe.

4. Becoming more compassionate and forgiving.

5. Growing and evolving as a person.

6. Helping to make the world a better place.

7. Experiencing more peace and happiness.

No matter what your spiritual beliefs are, setting goals in this area can be very beneficial. So take some time to reflect on what you want to achieve spiritually and then get started working towards your goals.

The importance of writing down your goals

One of the best ways to achieve your goals is to write them down. This helps to make them more concrete and real, and it also gives you a roadmap to follow.

When you’re writing down your goals, be sure to be as specific as possible.

For example, rather than just writing “I want to be more spiritual”, try something like “I want to pray or meditate for at least 20 minutes every day”.

You should also write down WHY you want to achieve each goal. This will help to keep you motivated and focused, especially when things get tough.

The SMART system

The SMART system is a great way to set goals that are specific, measurable, achievable, relevant and time-bound. Let’s take the example that I said above. Suppose you want to meditate every day for at least 20 minutes.

S – Specific: I will meditate for at least 20 minutes each day.

M – Measurable: I will use a timer to make sure that I meditate for at least 20 minutes.

A – Achievable: I will start by meditating for 5 minutes a day and then work my way up to 20 minutes.

R – Relevant: This goal is relevant to my spiritual journey because it will help me connect with myself and the divine.

T – Time-bound: I will start meditating tomorrow and do it every day for the next month.

By following the SMART system, you can be sure that your goals are clear, achievable, and have a specific timeframe. This will make it much easier to stick to your goals and achieve them.

The importance of being intentional about your spiritual goals

One of the most important things to remember when setting spiritual goals is to be intentional about them. This means that you need to have a clear purpose for why you’re setting each goal.

Besides that, every day set the intention to make a small step towards your goal. This could be something like reading a chapter of a spiritual book or taking a few minutes to pray or meditate.

Read more about setting daily intentions here.

Visualize & affirm your goals

Another powerful way to achieve your goals is to envision and affirm them. This means that you take some time to imagine yourself achieving your goal, and then you say positive statements about it out loud.

For example, if your goal is to do yoga practice every day until you will feel connected to your body and mind, then you might say something like “I am feeling more connected to my body and mind with each yoga practice”.

You can imagine yourself being super flexible, feeling great after each practice, or whatever else you want to achieve through your yoga practice. Just be sure to make your affirmations positive and present tense.

Final thoughts

No matter what your spiritual beliefs are, setting goals can help you connect with yourself, others, and/or the divine. It can also provide meaning and purpose in your life, and help you become a better person.

When setting spiritual goals, be sure to use the SMART system to make sure to be intentional about your goals. Also, be sure to write them down and set the intention to work on them every day.

I believe that if more people set spiritual goals and worked on them every day, the world would be a much better place. So I encourage you to give it a try!

Have a spiritual day!


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Setting Summer Goals – Make the most of the season

How to Start the Next Chapter in Life? – 7 Simple Steps

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The next chapter in life begins NOW!

You’re at a crossroads in life and don’t know which path to choose. It feels like you should have everything figured out by now, but you don’t. You’re not sure what the next chapter in your life should look like, but you’re ready for something new.

The next chapter in life might feel like a mystery, but that doesn’t mean it has to be scary. Most probably it’s going to be beautiful, you are going to self-discover and grow in ways you never thought possible.

Moreover, it’s an opportunity to start fresh, learn from your past mistakes, and become the best version of yourself.

Keep it as a reminder that you are not alone in this and that it is okay not to have everything figured out. The most important thing is to stay true to yourself, follow your heart, and be open to new possibilities.

Also, don’t forget to enjoy the journey!

P.S.: I would also advise you to read this article: Self-love is key to living a meaningful life, as it might be more than relevant to take with you in this next chapter of your life.

What does the next chapter in life mean?

For many people, the “next chapter” refers to a time of major transition or change. This could be a move to a new city, starting a new job, getting married, having a baby, or any number of other significant life events.

Often, the next chapter is seen as an opportunity for a fresh start. It’s a time to leave the past behind and start new. For some people, this can be an exciting time full of possibilities. But for others, it can be a bit scary.

Change can be difficult, and it’s often hard to predict how things will turn out. But one thing is certain: the next chapter is always an adventure.

When to start the next chapter in life?

There is no definite answer, and it’s different for everyone. Some people have a clear path and know exactly what they want to do next. Others (most of us!) might feel lost and unsure of what the future holds.

Listen to yourself. If you’re feeling called to make a change, it’s probably time to start the next chapter in your life. Trust that you will figure it out as you go and know that it’s okay to take your time.

Here are some of the most significant milestones that might require starting the next chapter in life:

  • Ending a relationship
  • Losing a job
  • Moving to a new place
  • Reaching a personal or professional goal, like getting a degree
  • Having a baby (You will be a new person anyway actually!)
  • Dealing with a major loss
  • Recognizing that you’re not happy with your current situation
  • Feeling stuck in a rut
  • Getting married or divorced
  • Feeling depressed
  • Being burned out
  • Realizing that you want more out of life

No matter what your situation is, know that it’s never too late to start the next chapter in your life. You are the author of your story, so make it a good one!

How to start the next chapter in life?

Here you are, ending one chapter in your life and ready to start the next. But how?

Here are some steps that you can take in order to begin this new adventure:

1. Reflect on your past

  • Did you accomplish what you set out to do?
  • What went well?
  • What didn’t go as planned?
  • What did you learn from your experiences?

We all have a past that made us who we are today. Our experiences, both good and bad, have shaped our beliefs, values, and priorities.

It’s important to reflect on our past from time to time so that we can learn from our mistakes and make informed choices about our future.

When we take the time to reflect on our past, we gain clarity about what we want (and don’t want) in the next chapter of our lives. We may not be able to control everything that happens to us, but we can control how we respond to it.

By reflecting on our past and setting positive intentions for the future, we can write our own stories – stories that are full of hope, promise, and possibility.

Let’s take, for example, somebody who just ended a long-term relationship. They might reflect on their past and realize that they want to find a partner who is more compatible with them. Someone who shares their values and interests. Someone who makes them feel loved and supported. And with those reflections, they can set an intention to find a relationship that is more in alignment with what they want.

2. Set your intention

After reflecting on your past, it’s time to set your intention for the future. What do you want to achieve in the next chapter of your life?

Your intention can be anything that you want it to be. It can be big or small. It can be personal or professional. The sky is the limit!

Some examples of intentions are:

  • I want to be happier
  • I want to find a partner
  • I want to move to a new city
  • I want to get a degree
  • I want to start my own business
  • I want to travel the world
  • I want to be more present
  • I want to be healthier
  • I want to make a difference in the world

Even a study shows that intention setting increases goal achievement.

Sink into what you really want. Close your eyes and imagine yourself achieving your goal. What does it feel like? Who are you with? What are you doing?

The more specific you can be, the better. The more detail you can add, the clearer your intention will be. And the clearer your intention is, the more likely you are to achieve it.

Write it down, say it out loud, or even better – both! There’s something powerful about putting your intention into words. It helps to solidify it in your mind and makes it more real.

You can have more than one intention.

Just make sure that your intentions are realistic and achievable. There’s no point in setting an intention to win the lottery if you don’t even play!

3. Where are you right now?

What is your current situation? This is important to take into account as you begin planning for the next chapter in your life.

You have to evaluate where you are right now before you can set a plan to get where you want to be.

Moreover, what is your mental state? How are you feeling? What is your emotional state?

Your current situation will, in part, dictate what your next steps should be.

Do you feel like everything is out of control? If so, recognize it. Acknowledge it.

What exactly do you want to change? What is it that you don’t like in your current chapter?

You might even write down everything that you want to change. This will help you to get clear about what it is that you really want.

Some examples are:

  • I don’t like that my house is full of mess
  • I don’t like that I am in debt
  • I don’t like that I am always stressed out when meeting with my boss
  • I don’t like that I am not spending enough time with my family
  • I don’t like that I am not mindful enough
  • I don’t like that I feel disconnected from myself
  • I don’t like that I am not taking care of my health

4. Prioritize self-care

Before having everything figured out, it is essential to take care of yourself first. After all, you can’t pour from an empty cup.

You need to make sure that you are taking care of your physical, mental, and emotional health. Only then will you be able to show up in the world as your best self.

Some self-care ideas are:

  • eating a nutritious diet
  • exercising regularly
  • getting enough sleep
  • practicing meditation or mindfulness
  • spending time in nature
  • journaling/gratitude list
  • finding an interesting hobby
  • connect with loved ones

By taking care of yourself, you will be better equipped to deal with whatever life throws your way. You will have the energy and the mindset to achieve your goals.

Also, you will feel much better mentally and emotionally. You will be more positive and optimistic about the future.

Read more about Why Self-Care is Important.

5. Make a plan

You need to have a plan for how you’re going to achieve your goals. This is an essential step in beginning the next chapter in your life.

Without a plan, it will be very difficult to achieve anything. Our brain likes to have a sense of certainty. It wants to know what the next steps are. Psychology Today has an interesting article about this.

When you make a plan, you are telling your brain that you are serious about achieving your goal. You are also giving yourself a roadmap to follow.

I remember that I had to start the next chapter in life when I was pregnant. I was going to have a baby, I needed to find out where to live, how to make money from home, and how to take care of a baby.

And I had no clue where to start. I was completely lost. But at the same time, I was also very excited about the prospect of becoming a mother.

What helped me the most was making a plan.

So, I made a plan. I sat down and wrote out everything that I needed to do in order to make it happen.

Some of the things on my list were:

  • find a way to make money from home
  • figure out childcare
  • find a place to live
  • get organized
  • learn about pregnancy and childbirth

By making a plan, I was able to achieve my goal and begin the next chapter in my life.

6. Adopt the right attitude and mindset

Be open-mind, embrace the fear, and know that it is natural to feel scared and lost when starting something new.

Have confidence in yourself that you can do it no matter what.

A big thing that can help you move forward at this stage is to accept the impermanence of everything. Know that everything that comes will also go away. Don’t be afraid to experience life. Even if it’s negative: fear, anxiety, or sadness. Just accept it. Do not try to resist it. By doing so, you will get into the midset of an explorer rather than being afraid to step into a new chapter.

Here is a great article on how to embrace the impermanence.

Focus on what you want to achieve. Keep your eyes on the prize.

Remind yourself of why you are doing this. What is your intention?

Also, remember that it is okay to make mistakes. And you will make mistakes. You are not perfect and you will never be. We all make mistakes. The key is to learn from them and move on.

Related: How to Finally Get Into the Decluttering Mindset

7. Start the next chapter and enjoy it

Just as in reading a book, the hardest thing is to start it.

But once you start, it will be much easier to get through it and enjoy the journey.

Take your time. There is no rush. The most important thing is that you enjoy the process and don’t give up on yourself.

If you do these things, you will be well on your way to beginning the next chapter in your life. And who knows, maybe this new chapter will be even better than the last one. Maybe it will be even more exciting, joyful, and fulfilling than any others.

Other tips that can help you begin the next chapter in life

  • Find a role model or mentor. By surrounding yourself with people who have already achieved what you want to achieve, you will be more likely to achieve it yourself.
  • Visualize your success. See yourself already achieving your goals. This will help to increase your motivation and confidence.
  • Get rid of anything that is holding you back. This includes negative people, toxic relationships, and bad habits. Even items in your home that you no longer need can be holding you back (Guide on Clutter-Clearing).
  • Focus on your health. If you are not taking care of yourself, it will be very difficult to achieve anything else.
  • Create a vision board. This is a board where you put pictures and words that represent your goals. Seeing it every day will help to keep you focused and motivated.
  • Have patience. Things take time and you will not achieve your goals overnight. Be patient and keep going.
  • Journal your progress. This is a great way to track your progress and keep yourself accountable. It is also a way to look back and see how far you have come.
  • Give yourself grace. Be kind to yourself and know that you are doing the best that you can.

Inspirational quotes about the next chapter in life

Sometimes quotes can inspire us and give us the motivation to keep going.

Here are some of my favorite quotes about starting the next chapter in life:

  • “Today I close the door to the past, open the door to the future, take a deep breath, step on through and start a new chapter in my life”Unknown
  • “Every new chapter in your life will require a new version of yourself”Unknown
  • “The life in front of you is more important than the life behind you!”Joel Osteen
  • “The Next Chapter of My Life Is Always More Interesting than the Last One”Michael Jipsey
  • “You can’t start the next chapter of your life if you keep re-reading the last one”Unknown
  • “It is a beautiful new chapter in this book we call life. Write it. Live it. Create it. Every day. But most importantly, liberate it!”Unknown
  • “Life is like a book. Some chapters are sad, some happy, and some exciting. But if you never turn the page, you will never know what the next chapter holds.”Unknown

As you start this next chapter in life, you might need to believe in yourself in order to have a happy ending. You might want to read this article. It can help you have a better direction in life.

And the next chapter in life begins

You can choose to sit there and do nothing, or you can choose to get up and start writing the next chapter of your life.

The choice is yours. So, what will it be?

See it as an adventure, like going on a trip. You don’t know what is going to happen, but that is what makes it exciting.

The unknown can be scary, but it can also be exhilarating. So go out there and live your life to the fullest. Start the next chapter and see what happens.

Enjoy “reading” it!

Related: How to make every day count?
How to get go of expectations?

Final thoughts

Starting the next chapter in life can be both scary and exciting. But remember that you are the author of your own story.

You get to decide what happens next.

So make it a good one. One that you will look back on and be proud of.

I hope this article has inspired you to start the next chapter in your life.

Have a great day!


Speaking about chapters, read this article about Having books as a minimalist.

People Make Time For What They Want – So Should You

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We often say people are too busy for things when in reality people make time for what they want to make time for. If something is important to us, we’ll find a way to fit it into our schedules.

We make time for what we want without even realizing it. Just think about it. If you wanted to watch a new TV show, you would find the time to do so.

The same goes for others. If they want to spend time with someone, they’ll find a way to make it happen. If they’re always “too busy” for someone, it’s because they don’t really WANT to make time for others.

It’s all about priorities

In other words, it’s all about priorities. We always have time for things that are important to us. If something isn’t a priority, we’ll find an excuse not to do it (and do something that is higher in priority instead).

It’s not that we don’t have time, it’s that it’s not a priority.

For instance, let’s say you have a friend who is always busy. You invite them to do something and they always say they’re too busy. But then you see them posting on social media, or doing other things that they apparently have time for.

I know it’s heartbreaking when you see someone who is “too busy” for you, but you have to accept it. There is nothing to do about it.

P.S.: You can change your priorities if you want you. Here is a helpful guide on how to set your priorities.

Respect others priorities

We have to try to understand others. Because we are the same. We also have priorities. We also make time for things that we want. And we also use the excuse of being busy when we don’t want to do something.

It’s not personal. It’s just how we operate as human beings.

When we understand this, it’s easier to not take things personally. We can see that when someone is “too busy” for us, it’s not that they don’t care, it’s just that we’re not a priority for them. And that’s ok.

Being “too busy” all the time

There are 2 options:

  1. People are busy SOMETIMES. There are some weeks and months when we are actually busy. We all have problems and projects that we have to tackle.
  2. People are busy ALL THE TIME. If they’re ALWAYS busy, there’s a problem.

It might be that they’re using the excuse of being busy to avoid something (or someone).

Don’t try to fix this person. All you can do is be understanding and accepting. You can’t change other people’s priorities.

And if you find that someone is always “too busy” for you, maybe it’s time to find new friends who have time for you. Life is too short to waste time on people who don’t want to make time for you.

Some people are just more introverted

Some people are perfectly content being alone and don’t feel the need to be around others constantly.

This doesn’t mean they’re anti-social or lack the ability to interact with others, they just prefer to spend lots of time alone and savor their own company. For them, social interaction is not a priority and they’re perfectly happy spending time alone.

So it is not that they don’t want to make time for you, they just don’t want to make time for anyone. You’re not the only one.

The meaning of “I will make time for you”

When someone says “I will make time for you” it means that you’re a priority for them.

It means they want to spend time with you and they’ll find a way to make it happen, even if they’re REALLY busy.

So if someone says this to you, don’t take it for granted. It’s a really big deal. They care for you. Appreciate it.

People make time for what they want: 3 scenarios

There are three possible options when talking about priorities.

1 – Make time for your priorities first

Do you want to make time for this person? Great! Then make the effort and see if they want to make time for you too.

However, if you really don’t want to make time for this person, then don’t. Just be honest with yourself and them. (Or be polite and tell them that you are too busy, ha!.)

The thing to remember is that you need to put yourself first. Don’t make time for someone just because you feel bad saying no. Respect your own time and priorities.

2 – The sweet spot

The perfect match is if you want to make time for someone and they want it, too. This is the best-case scenario. And you can call these people friends, family, or loved ones.

You both make the effort and it’s easy because you both want it. This is a beautiful thing and you should cherish it.

3 – Respecting others’ priorities

The third and final scenario is when you want to make time for someone but they don’t.

I’ve been there so many times, unfortunately. I lost so many connections and friends because they were “too busy”. But this is how I made space for better relationships.

By understanding that it’s not personal, I was able to move on quickly. I respected their decision and stopped trying to force something that wasn’t meant to be.

Also, I respected myself and my own time. I gave myself permission to not make time for someone who wasn’t making time for me.

The point is, that you have to respect yourself and others. Don’t try to force anything. Just let it be and see what happens.

It is ok for people to make time for what they want

We know that it’s all about priorities. But what kind of priorities?

There are a few most common ones:


Having children, taking care of elderly parents, younger siblings, or maybe a spouse that they want to spend more time with – these things are a priority for many people. And it’s totally understandable.

In the end, family is where we feel the most comfortable and loved. They are the people we can always count on, no matter what. So it’s natural that we want to make time for them.

Related: How to Live a Minimalist Lifestyle with a Family?


For some people, their career is the most important thing in their life. And that’s okay! It’s their priority.

Others are working extra hard to get promoted, make more money, or achieve some other goal. And that’s also perfectly fine.

What matters is that you respect their decision and don’t try to interfere with their priorities.

Personal projects

I am guilty of this. I often choose my blog or some other project over socializing. And that’s because these things are a priority for me.

Maybe you have a hobby that you’re passionate about. Or a side hustle that you’re trying to grow. Whatever it is, if it’s important to you, then make time for it.

Don’t let anyone tell you that you’re not allowed to have your own priorities. You are! And if someone else is in the same shoes, let them be!

Alone time

Everyone needs time to recharge and take care of themselves. Whether it’s going to the gym, taking a relaxing bath, reading a book, or anything else that us them feel good.

Mental and physical health should be a priority. And if that means making time for yourself, then do it! And let others do the same.

When is it NOT ok when people make time for what they want?

Of course, everyone has priorities. Everyone needs time for family, work, and so on. And that is totally understandable. However, people often come up with excuses when they don’t want to make time for you.

  • “I’m too busy”

The most common one. And it’s often used as an excuse to not make time for someone.

Being busy all the time is not a good excuse. Even if they are busy, they can still make time for you if they want to.

  • Not responding to messages, canceling plans, or taking days to reply

That’s disrespectful. If they can’t even be bothered to reply to your messages, then they’re not interested. And you shouldn’t force them to be.

  • Being active on social media but not replying to messages/not meeting

In this era of social media, it’s so easy to stay in touch with people. But often, people are more active on social media than they are in real life. It’s not ok when people make time for social media but not for you. If they can’t even spare a few minutes to meet you or reply to your messages, then let them go.

  • Always finding excuses

If they’re always making excuses, then it’s time to stop trying. And if they really wanted to make time for you, they would. They wouldn’t keep finding excuses.

Don’t get discouraged, though

I know how hard it is to realize that someone doesn’t want to make time for you. But don’t get discouraged!

There are people who are always there for you but you take it for granted. Be grateful for them and spend more time with them.

It’s a reminder for me, as well. Because I often take my loved ones for granted. And I don’t want to do that.

Take the initiative

Sometimes all we have to do is take the initiative. Stop waiting for others to text you or call you. You can be the one to text or call them first.

Don’t make a decision about someone until you actually ask them for their time. You might actually be surprised how many people are actually willing to make time for you.

Often, people are just waiting for someone to take the first step. And you never know, they might be waiting for you.

Quotes about “People make time for what they want”

“Many things aren’t equal but everyone gets the same 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. We make time for what we truly want.” – Unknown

“The only people you need in your life are the ones that prove they need you in theirs.” – Paris Hilton

“People make time for who they want to make time for. People text, call and reply to people they want to talk to. Never believe anyone who says they’re too busy. If they wanted to be around you, they would.” – Unknown

No matter how “busy” a person is, if they really care, they will always find time for you. – Anonymous

When you are important to another person, they will always find a way to make time for you – no excuses, no lies, and no broken promises. – Unknown

people make time for what they want

It’s not about ‘having’ time. It’s about making time. If it matters, you will make time. – Unknown

“Don’t waste your time on someone who doesn’t make time for you. If they truly love you, they will find a way. Not an excuse.” – Unknown

“Time is a created thing. To say ‘I don’t have time’ is like saying, ‘I don’t want to.’” – Lao Tzu

“You will never find time for anything. If you want time, you must make it.” – Charles Buxton

” “Too busy” is a myth. People make time for the things that are really important to them” – Unknown

Final thoughts

It is so true that people make time for what they want.

And if they don’t make time for you at all, it’s a clear sign that you’re not a priority to them.

Don’t waste your time on someone who doesn’t make time for you. No matter if their excuses are understandable or disrespectful. There are so many other people who will appreciate your time and effort.

I hope this article has helped you in realizing that people make time for what they want. And if someone doesn’t make time for you, it’s not your fault. Neither theirs. It just means that you’re not a priority to them. And that’s ok. Just move on and find someone who will make time for you.

Have a lovely day!


11 Ways to Take Time for Yourself to Rejuvenate

You know that you need to take time for yourself, but it’s hard to find the time or energy to do so. But it’s important to remember that taking time alone is not optional, it’s necessary.

Between work, family obligations, and social commitments it can be hard to find time for yourself. But if you don’t make time for self-care, you will eventually burn out.

That is why it is crucial to schedule time for yourself, even if it’s just a few minutes a day.

What does it mean to take time for yourself?

Taking time for yourself means doing something that is just for you, without anyone else’s input or approval. It can be anything that brings you joy, helps you relax, or makes you feel good.

Time for yourself doesn’t mean doing chores alone or spending time with your partner or children. It means doing something that is just for you, something that is just for your benefit.

Remember that taking some hours out of your day for self-care doesn’t mean being selfish, it simply means taking care of yourself so that you can be your best self for others.

Is it important to take time for yourself?

Absolutely! In our fast-paced, constantly connected world, it’s more important than ever to take time for yourself. With so many demands in today’s world, it’s easy to forget to take care of our own needs.

There are a few important studies according to Psychology Today that prove that we need to spend time alone.

So if science says it’s important, then it surely is!

Why it is important to make time for yourself?

We know that it is important to take time for ourselves, but why?

Well, when we take time for ourselves, we are able to recharge and rejuvenate. We can take a break from the constant demands of our lives and simply relax.

This allows us to come back to our responsibilities with fresh eyes and a clear mind. We can approach our tasks with more focus and energy, and we are more likely to be successful.

In addition, taking time for ourselves can help reduce stress and anxiety. When we give ourselves a break and practice self-care, we are able to release some of the built-up tension in our bodies. This can lead to improved physical and mental health.

Another crucial reason to take some moment for ourselves is that it can help us to discover our true passions. When we have some time to ourselves, we can explore new hobbies or interests. We can try new things without feeling the pressures of our everyday lives. This can lead to a greater sense of satisfaction and fulfillment in our lives.

Ways to take time for yourself

So often we say “I need time for myself” but we never actually give ourselves that time. We are always busy with work, family, friends, and other obligations.

However, it is crucial to set aside moments for yourself. Here are some ways to do that:

1. Get up earlier

Getting up before everyone else gives you a chance to enjoy some peace and quiet.

It also allows you to start your day on a positive note, without the stress of rushing around.

In addition, waking up early gives you an opportunity to get things done before the demands of the day begin. Whether you use the time to exercise, meditate, or simply enjoy a cup of coffee in silence, getting up early can help you feel more refreshed and relaxed.

So if you’re looking for ways to make time for yourself, set your alarm clock a little earlier and reap the benefits of a quiet morning.

2. Schedule “me time” in the calendar

Do you want to take a dancing class? Or a yoga class? Or maybe you just want to have lunch by yourself?

Whatever it is, schedule it in your calendar like you would any other meeting or obligation. This will help you make time for it and ensure that you stick to it.

Learn to make it as important as any other meeting in your calendar, and you’ll be more likely to actually do it.

Moreover, by setting these moments aside in advance, you won’t have to waste time trying to figure out what to do with yourself when the moment comes. You will know exactly when and what to do.

3. Say no sometimes

By learning to set boundaries and saying no to things that we don’t want or need to do, we can create more space in our lives for the things that matter most to us.

And, contrary to popular belief, saying no does not have to be rude or unkind. I am sure people will understand if you explain that you need some time for yourself.

It can be difficult to say no, as we often feel obligated to please others. However, it is important to remember that you cannot please everyone. By setting boundaries and saying no when needed, you can make sure that you have time for the things that are most important to you.

In the end, taking care of yourself is just as important as taking care of others.

4. Be mindful of your screen time

Often we have time without even realizing it. But we spend it mindlessly scrolling through social media or watching TV.

Moreover, turning off notifications can help reduce the urge to reach for your phone every time you hear a ding.

If you find that you are spending too many hours on your phone or in front of the TV, try setting a limit for yourself. There are apps that can help you with this, or you can simply set a timer. Once the timer goes off, put your phone away and do something else.

By being mindful of your screen time, you can make sure that you are using your time in a way that is productive and satisfying.

If you want more information about the reduction of screen time, check out this article by CNBC.

5. Delegate responsabilities

I know you want to do everything yourself. And so do I.

But the truth is, we can’t. And we shouldn’t try to.

There is a thin line between being able to do everything yourself and being overwhelmed by everything you have to do.

By learning to delegate, we can take some of the pressure off of ourselves and free up some time.

You don’t have to be a manager to delegate responsibilities. If you have a family, delegate tasks to your spouse or children. For instance, you can delegate grocery shopping to your spouse, and homework help to your children (make it fun for them!).

Related: How to Live a Minimalist Lifestyle with a Family?

If you are your own boss, maybe you need to hire an assistant.

Whatever it is, if possible, try to delegate at least some of your responsibilities that you feel are taking up too much of your time. This will surely help you to have more moments for yourself.

6. Schedule time for hobbies regularly

Hobbies are a great way to relax and unwind. But often, we don’t make time for them because we feel like we don’t have the time.

The truth is, we can always make time for things that are important to us. We just need to make it a priority.

Find an activity that you enjoy and do it every week. Whether it’s painting, hiking, biking, playing an instrument, or something else, find something that you can do regularly that brings you joy.

And if you can’t find the time to do it every week, try doing it every other week. The important thing is that you make time for it on a regular basis.

By making time for your hobbies, you can make sure that you have some moments for the things that bring you joy.

7. Reevaluate your definition of “time for myself”

We think that taking some hours for ourselves is selfish. And we put it as the last priority. There are always things that we have to do first.

But what if we changed our definition of “time for myself”? What if we thought of it as “time to recharge my batteries” or “time to refuel”?

When we put it in these terms, it becomes clear that taking care of ourselves is just as important as taking care of others. If we don’t recharge our batteries, we won’t be able to put our best foot forward.

It’s time to change the way we think about “time for myself.” Again, it’s not selfish. It’s necessary.

8. Take a break, or a vacation

You might be close to burnout. You might be putting in too many hours at work. Or you might be taking on too many responsibilities.

If any of these things are true, you need to take a break.

You don’t have to quit your job or drop everything in your life. But you do need to take a step back and assess what is really important.

Take some time only for yourself. Go on vacation. Disconnect from work. And find what is truly important to you.

By taking a break, you can make sure that you are taking care of yourself. And you can come back refreshed and ready to tackle whatever comes your way.

And I would say it’s the best way of taking care of yourself.

If you need more insights to convince you, Forbes has a great article about the importance of taking a break/vacation.

9. Create a routine

Being hectic and disorganized often leads to not having enough time for ourselves. So, one of the best things you can do is to create a routine.

A routine will help you to be more productive and efficient with your time. It will also help you to make time for yourself.

Having a simple daily routine can make a world of difference.

Wake up at the same time every day. Eat breakfast. Meditate. Yoga. These are all simple things that you can do to start your day off on the right foot.

If you want to learn how to create a simple daily routine, check out this article.

10. Be intentional with your time

When it comes to making time for ourselves, we often don’t do it because we don’t think about it. It’s not that we don’t want to. We just don’t think about it.

But if we want to make time for ourselves, we need to be intentional about it. We need to make a conscious decision to do it.

For instance, as you wake up, set up an intention in your mind (or write it down) to take care of yourself. And by being intentional on that day, you might notice that your mind tries to make space for meditation today. “Oh, I will have 10 free minutes before picking up kids from school, I can meditate during that time”. This is how intention works.

Set the intention to take care of yourself today and let it guide you throughout the day.

Here is a guide on how to be more intentional every day.

11. Set boundaries

It’s so hard to set boundaries when we live in a society that is always on. We are expected to be available 24/7.

But if we want to make time for ourselves, we need to set boundaries. We need to turn off our phones sometimes. We need to say no to plans. And we need to set aside time that is just for us.

How to do that? For instance, let’s assume that you want to have a few hours where you don’t work. You can start by setting the intention for that day (see above).

Then, you can start to set boundaries around your time.

If you usually work from home, make a rule that you will not work after 6 pm. Or, if you are usually available by phone, make a rule that you will not answer your phone after a specific time.

In case you have an office job, try to leave work on time. Or, if you can’t do that, try to take a few minutes for yourself before starting to work.

The important thing is that you set the boundary. And that you stick to it.

It will be hard at first. But it will get easier with time.

For more tips on how to set boundaries, check out this guide.

What can you do during “me time”?

The possibilities are endless! Here are only a few ideas:

  • Practice mindfulness. It can be as simple as focusing on your breath for a few minutes.
  • Work on a personal project. This can be something creative, like painting or writing, or something practical, like organizing your home.
  • Journal. Write about your day, your thoughts and feelings, or anything else that’s on your mind.
  • Go for a walk in the middle of nature, like in a forest.
  • Take a relaxing bath. Add some soothing aromatherapy or a few drops of lavender oil to help you unwind.
  • Take yourself on a date. Go to a new restaurant, explore a new part of town, or see a movie by yourself.
  • Attend a yoga class. What can be more relaxing than some good old-fashioned stretching and deep breathing?
  • Bake something. There’s nothing like the smell of fresh-baked cookies or bread to boost your mood.
  • Pamper yourself. Get a massage, a manicure, or a pedicure.
  • Take a nap. Sometimes all you need is a little shut-eye to feel refreshed and rejuvenated.
  • Disconnect from social media and enjoy silence. This one can be tough, but it’s important to disconnect from the digital world and focus on the present moment.

As I said, the possibilities are endless. The essential thing is that you do something that makes you happy and that fills you with energy.

Here are some more ideas:

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Final thoughts

Even if you are busy and have a lot going on in your life, you can still find time for yourself.

Remember not to feel guilty about taking some time for self-care. You deserve it!

Also, keep in mind that taking time for yourself is not selfish. On the contrary, it can actually make you a better person. When you take care of yourself, you are better able to take care of others.

So, make a commitment to yourself to take some time for yourself every day. And see how it makes you feel.

I hope you found some useful tips in this article. And I hope it inspired you to take some time for yourself.

Have a sunny day! And enjoy the self-care!


20 Essential Relationship Goals to Strive For

Setting relationship goals is a great way to help keep your relationship a priority. By having specific goals in mind, you and your partner can work together to make sure that you are both happy and fulfilled in the relationship.

It’s not always easy to maintain the spark in a relationship. After years of being together, it’s easy for couples to get stuck in a routine and lose sight of what first drew them to each other.

But it’s important to keep the spark alive, and there are plenty of small things couples can do to keep the flame burning. You just need to know where to start.

Relationship goals are objectives that couples set together to improve their relationship. Also known as couple’s goals, these are typically short-term or long-term goals that couples work on together.

Why set relationship goals?

Setting relationship goals helps you and your partner to identify shared dreams and aspirations, and provides a roadmap for achieving them. It can also help to keep your relationship on track and prevent arguments or disagreements about which direction you’re both headed in.

Another benefit of setting relationship goals as a couple is that it can help to improve communication and understanding between you. It can also make problem-solving easier, as you’ll have a clear idea of what you’re working towards.

How to choose relationship goals that work for you?

The best way to choose relationship goals that will work for you as a couple is to sit down together and brainstorm.

Think about what you both want to achieve in the short-term and long-term. Try to come up with a mix of goals that are realistic and achievable, but also challenging enough to keep you both motivated.

Below, I will give you some examples of relationship goals that you could set together. You can choose the ones that resonate most with you and adapt them to suit your own relationship.

20 examples of relationship goals

1. Be an open book to each other

Honesty is always said to be the best policy, and that’s especially true in a relationship.

When you’re open and honest with your partner, it builds trust and creates a deeper connection.

It can be difficult to share your thoughts and feelings, especially if they’re negative, but it’s important to remember that your partner is there to support you. They’ll be more understanding than you think.

Being honest also means being supportive when your partner needs to vent. Sometimes we all need to let off steam, and it’s important to be there for your partner during those times. Just listen and provide a shoulder to cry on, and they’ll do the same for you when you need it.

Check in with each other regularly to see how the other is doing and encourage each other to share their thoughts and feelings, even if they’re negative.

2. Prioritize date nights at least once a week

Going on regular dates gives you a chance to reconnect without distractions, share new experiences together, and just enjoy each other’s company.

Just remember to focus on quality time, not quantity. So turn off your phones, put away the laundry, and enjoy each other’s company. Whether you’re cooking dinner together, playing a game, or just talking, taking some time for yourselves will do wonders for your relationship.

Don’t let your busy schedule get in the way of quality time with your partner – make date night a priority, and you’ll reap the benefits in your relationship.

There are plenty of simple (and inexpensive) things you can do to make sure you and your partner have quality time together.

Just because you’re not going out for a fancy dinner doesn’t mean you can’t have a romantic evening at home. Make your partner’s favorite meal, open a bottle of wine, light on the candles, and put romantic music on. Or, if you’re looking for something active, go on a hike or take a dance class together.

Get creative and make that date night happen!

Related: People make time for what they want

3. Kiss every day for at least 30 seconds

A daily 30-second kiss (or two) makes you really feel connected to your partner and it’s a simple way to show your love. It makes those little everyday moments more special, and you will feel closer to your partner as a result.

The key is to make it a real kiss, not just a peck on the cheek. Really, truly kiss your partner every day, for at least 30 seconds.

30 seconds in a day feels like nothing, but it can make a big difference in your relationship.

4. Create memories together

Because of routine, it’s easy to get into a rut in a relationship. You start doing the same things every day, and it can feel like you’re just going through the motions.

One way to prevent this from happening is to make a point of creating new memories together, so you have something to look back on and share with each other.

A true connection is about shared experiences, so the more memories you have together, the stronger your bond will be.

Don’t just focus on the big things, either. Smaller moments can be just as special. It could be anything from watching the sunrise together to trying a new restaurant.

Also, don’t be afraid to get a little crazy and do something you’ve always wanted to do. It could be skydiving, going on a road trip, or visiting a new country. 

Whatever it is, make sure you’re doing it together and creating memories that will last a lifetime.

5. Don’t forget the power of flirtation

Flirting might seem like a silly thing to prioritize, but it’s actually an important part of a relationship. It’s how you keep the spark alive and show your partner that you’re still interested.

Of course, you don’t need to be constantly flirting to have a healthy relationship – but it is important to make sure that you’re still making an effort to flirt with your partner on a regular basis.

Simply taking the time to compliment your partner, tease them good-naturedly, or playfully touch them can be enough to keep the spark burning bright. 

Being silly and playful with each other is also a great way to keep the flirtation alive. It’s all about maintaining that sense of fun and playfulness in your relationship.

6. Hold hands whenever possible

It’s amazing how something so simple can mean so much.

Just by holding hands whenever possible, you’re showing your partner that you care about them and that you want to be physically close to them.

It’s a way of saying, “I’m here for you”, and it can be incredibly comforting and reassuring.

Whenever you walk together, sit next to each other, or are just hanging out at home, take the opportunity to reach for your partner’s hand.

If you think you are old to hold hands, then you are wrong. This is something that couples of all ages can do, and it will only make your relationship stronger.

And it’s never too late to start again if you stopped holding hands for some reason. Just reach for your partner’s hand and give it a squeeze.

7. Be each other’s biggest cheerleaders

No one knows better than your partner how great you really are. So why not be each other’s number one fan?

It’s so essential to build each other up and support each other, especially when things are tough. Be each other’s biggest cheerleaders and let your partner know that you believe in them, no matter what.

If your partner is in doubt, it’s your job to remind them of how amazing they are. Who else is going to do it if not you?

Make sure to celebrate your partner’s successes, both big and small. Don’t just take them for granted – really let them know how proud you are of them.

And when they’re going through a tough time, be there for them. Let them know that you’re in their corner and that you’ll always be their biggest fan.

8. Be each other’s best friend

My partner once told me that we are not only a couple but also friends… and roommates. Ok, friends, but roommates? It kind of makes sense, but… anyways.

The thing is, he wasn’t wrong.

A relationship is not just about being attracted to each other – it’s also about being best friends.

You should be able to rely on your partner for anything, whether you need a shoulder to cry on or someone to help you move furniture. You should be able to tell them anything, without fear of judgment.

In addition, you should be able to have fun together, even when you’re not doing anything special. When you’re in a good relationship, it feels like spending time with your best friend, and that’s what makes it so special.

9. Find an activity that you both enjoy

It can be anything from playing tennis to going for hikes to watching your favorite TV show together. Whatever it is, make sure it’s something that you both enjoy and that you can do together on a regular basis.

Having a shared activity is a great way to connect with your partner and spend quality time together. It’s a chance to chat, laugh, and just enjoy each other’s company.

And it’s a great way to bond over something that you’re both passionate about.

It is also something that will get you out of the house and routine and do something together, which is always good for a relationship.

10. Make sure to spend time apart

It’s important to have your own hobbies and interests, that is why it’s important to spend time apart from your partner.

Don’t get me wrong – I’m not saying that you should never see each other. But it’s important to have time for yourself, and time with your friends.

It’s essential to have some space and not be in each other’s pockets all the time. It’ll make you both appreciate each other more, and it’ll give you a chance to miss each other.

Find a balance that works for you, and make sure to schedule in some “me” time, even if it’s just an hour or two a week.

11. Don’t be each other source of happiness

Let’s be realistic, not only romantic. If your partner is your only source of happiness, then you’re in trouble.

No one can make you happy all the time – that’s something you have to do for yourself. Of course, your partner can make you happy, but they shouldn’t be the only thing that does.

In reality, you should find happiness within and spread it with others. So if you’re feeling down, tell that to your partner, let him support you, but don’t expect him/her to fix it.

Working towards finding happiness within yourself is something that will not only make you happier but also make your relationship stronger.

12. Take care of yourself

By taking care of yourself, you take care of each other.

It’s important to nurture your own happiness and well-being so that you can be the best version of yourself for your partner.

It’s not selfish to put yourself first sometimes – it’s necessary.

Practicing self-care can be anything from getting enough sleep to taking a relaxing bath to going for a run. Do whatever makes you feel good, and make sure to do it on a regular basis.

Your partner will appreciate it indirectly, and it’ll make you feel better, too.

So it’s a win-win!

13. Do not raise the voice

Fights are beneficial from time to time. It is actually a sign that you are both invested in the relationship. But what is not fine is raising your voice during an argument.

Some people find it hard to control their anger, but it is possible. Do not let your mind think that it is not. Once you start raising your voice, it becomes harder to communicate and solve the problem.

Staying calm during a fight is important. It’ll help you to better understand each other and to find a resolution more quickly. It will also make you less likely to say something that you’ll regret later.

Next time you’re in a fight, take a deep breath in and a very long exhale out. Be intentional with your sayings. I know it’s hard, but you do it for both of you.

14. Prioritize each other’s love language

In order to love each other in the way that they need to be loved, you need to know what their love language is.

We all have different ways of expressing and receiving love, and it’s important to find out what your partner’s love language is.

Are they someone who likes to receive gifts? Or do they prefer quality time? Maybe they appreciate acts of service, or maybe they just like to be touched.

You can also both take the quiz together to find out each other’s love languages.

Once you know what makes your partner feel loved, make sure to do those things on a regular basis. By doing so, you’ll make them feel loved and appreciated, and your relationship will be all the better for it.

15. Don’t keep score

In a healthy relationship, there’s no such thing as keeping score.

For instance, maybe you cooked dinner last night and did the dishes. And maybe your partner did the grocery shopping. That doesn’t mean that you’re even, and it doesn’t mean that your partner now owes you.

Doing things for each other should be its own reward, not something that’s done with the expectation of getting something in return.

Do these chores with love, and do them without expecting anything in return. That’s the best way to show your partner that you care.

That doesn’t mean that you can never do something nice for your partner. You should, of course, do things for each other out of the goodness of your heart. But don’t keep track, and don’t expect anything in return.

Just enjoy doing something nice for the person you love.

16. Surprise each other

Some people say that they don’t like surprises. What if it’s a sticky note hidden in your notebook which says “Take care today”? Or an unexpected “I’m thinking of you” text message in the middle of a busy day.

Such small things mean so much, and they can really make your partner’s day.

So don’t be afraid to surprise each other every now and then. It’ll make your relationship all the more special.

Some more examples of small surprises:

  • Buying their favorite ice cream on a hot day
  • Their favorite candy bar in their lunch
  • A love note that is hidden in their wallet
  • A bar of chocolate in the post box.

Any of these small things will surely make your partner’s day.

17. Reduce screen time when being together

In today’s world, it’s easy to get lost in our phones and other devices. But when you’re spending time with your partner, it’s important to put away the screens and focus on each other.

Instead of reaching for your phone to scroll through social media, take the time to ask your partner about their day, share some of your thoughts, or just be together in silence.

It might seem like a small thing, but by reducing your screen time when you’re together, you’ll be doing a lot to improve your relationship.

There is no yet research in this sense, but there are some assumptions that a lot of screen time can ruin your relationship.

So next time when you’re together, put away the screens and focus on each other instead.

18. Be silly together

One of the best things about being in a relationship is being able to let loose and be yourself.

So don’t be afraid to be silly with your partner. Tell each other bad jokes, make funny faces, and be goofy together.

It might seem silly to be silly (ha!), but by doing so, you’ll be able to relax and just be yourself, without any pressure or stress.

Plus, it’s always good to laugh together. So go ahead and be silly with your partner. You’ll both enjoy it.

19. Discuss the finances

Money is one of the most common sources of stress in a relationship. So it’s important to have a healthy and open discussion about finances with your partner.

Talk about your financial goals, your budget, and what you’re comfortable spending money on. By doing so, you’ll be able to avoid arguments and stress related to money.

Also, be sure to communicate if you want to save up for something specific, or if you’re not comfortable spending money on certain things.

The important thing is to have a healthy and open discussion about finances with your partner.

20. Fall in love again with each other

When you’re in a long-term relationship, it’s easy to take your partner for granted. But remember why you fell in love with them in the first place.

What was it that you loved about them? What attracted you to them?

You can even have an open discussion with your partner about that. Ask them what they love about you, and share your own thoughts as well.

Remember those first weeks or months when everything was new and exciting? Try to recreate that feeling by doing something new and exciting together. It’ll bring the spark back into your relationship.

Things you need to know about setting relationship goals

  • Try to set both short-term and long-term goals. An example of a short-term goal could be “try a new restaurant once a month”, while an example of a long-term goal could be “having 5 children together”.
  • Be realistic with your goals. It’s important to set goals that are achievable, otherwise, you’ll just end up feeling disappointed and frustrated. For instance, don’t set a goal to “become millionaires together” if you’re not already almost millionaires.
  • Set relationship goals that are important to both of you. This is especially important in a relationship because you’re working towards a common goal. So make sure that the goals you set are something that both of you care about and want to achieve.
  • Write them down. Having your goals written down will help you to remember them and to keep track of your progress. Make sure to review your goals regularly. This will help to keep you both motivated and on track.

Final thoughts

Setting relationship goals is a great way to improve your relationship and to make sure that you’re both on the same page.

All these tips shared are important and you need to strive for them, but the most important thing is to communicate with your partner. After all, a relationship is all about communication.

I want to also mention that everything that I share is from my own experience and research.

I wish you all the best in your relationship, and I hope that these tips will help you to improve your relationship.

Have a loving day!


Feeling Disconnected: 12 Ways to Reconnect With Yourself

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This article is designed for you if you’re feeling disconnected and are looking for ways to reconnect with your life.

You don’t know how you got here but you did. You are feeling disconnected. Disconnected to yourself, your friends, your family, and the world around you. You feel like you are just going through the motions and not really living. You want to feel connected again but you don’t know how to do that.

But remember that you are not alone. Many people feel disconnected at some point in their lives. The good news is that there are things you can do to feel connected again.

It’s not easy and it’s not a one-day process I must say but if you’re willing to work at it, you can get through it. And I believe in you. And so many others that love you believe in you as well.

You are so brave to be here and to look for answers.

Why are you feeling disconnected?

There can be many reasons why you are feeling disconnected.

It is hard to find the reason yourself, so here are some reasons that I think might be the problem:

Social media. You need to disconnect in order to connect. Disconnect from social media in order to connect to yourself. It is hard to be connected to people (and especially yourself) when you are constantly comparing your life to others and when you follow people that you don’t even know.

Not enough sleep. When you don’t get enough sleep, it is hard to focus and be present. The feeling of being tired all the time can lead to feeling disconnected.

You are locked in yourself. You don’t want to open yourself to others, to share your emotions, thoughts, and experiences.

Loneliness. When you don’t feel like you have anyone to talk to or connect with, it is easy to feel disconnected.

Too many problems at once. When you are dealing with a lot of stress, it is hard to focus on anything else. This can lead to feeling disconnected from everything else in your life.

Your environment is toxic. If you are constantly around negative people, it is hard to feel good about yourself. This can lead to feeling disconnected from yourself and from the world around you.

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The importance of reconnecting to yourself

No matter what the reason is that you are feeling disconnected, it is important to reconnect to yourself.

When you feel disconnected, it means that you are not in tune with your thoughts, emotions, and needs. This can lead to feeling lost, confused, and alone.

But after you will finally manage to reconnect to yourself, you will feel more centered, clear-headed, and confident.

Also, it is only when you are connected to yourself that you can be truly connected to others.

Many people try to find a connection outside of themselves, like in a relationship, but that is not where it is. The only place to find the true connection is within yourself.

Reconnecting to yourself

There are many ways to reconnect to yourself. You have to find the way that works best for you.

Here are some ideas to get you started:


I believe that one of the best ways to reconnect with yourself is through journaling.

When you take the time to write down your thoughts and emotions, it helps you to understand them. It’s a way to process what’s going on in your head and sort out your feelings.

It can also be a way to connect with your inner child. When you write, you can let go of all the filters and just be yourself.

And journaling doesn’t have to be serious. You can write about anything that comes to mind. There are no rules. Just let the words flow out of you.

However, here are some ideas to get you inspired:

  • Write about your day. What did you do? How did you feel?
  • Write about your goals. What do you want to achieve? Why?
  • Write about your fears. What are you afraid of? Why?
  • Write about your dreams. What do you want to do in life? Why?
  • Write about your emotions. How are you feeling? Why?
  • Write about your thoughts. What is going on in your head? Why?
  • Write about anything that is on your mind. Just let it all out.

Doing so every day will help you to reconnect with yourself and understand your thoughts and emotions better.


Meditation is another great way to reconnect with yourself.

When you meditate, you focus on your breath and let go of all other thoughts. It takes time to learn how to do it, but it is a life-changing skill!

Meditation helps you to focus on the present moment and be in touch with your thoughts and emotions, which is essential when you are feeling disconnected.

It also helps to calm the mind and relax the body.

So there is not only one benefit if you meditate, but many!

Here are some more benefits of meditation.

Take a long walk

Getting out in nature has something calming about it. It can help you to clear your head and focus on the present moment.

When you are feeling disconnected, go for a long walk in the park or in the woods. Like really, dedicate a long time for this walk.

At first, your mind will be wandering in thoughts. Let them be. At some point though, you will start to focus on your surroundings and the present moment. You will start paying attention to the birds instead of your thoughts, and to the wind instead of your emotions.

And that is when you know you are starting to reconnect with yourself.

Be creative

It might sound fancy or like something only artists do but it is not.

Being creative can be anything from cooking to painting to writing. It can also be something as simple as doodling. The important thing is that you express yourself in a creative way.

When you are feeling disconnected, it can be hard to express yourself in a direct way. That is why being creative can be so helpful.

It is a way to express yourself without having to think too much about it.

You can just let the creativity flow out of you.

It also doesn’t have to make sense. It can be abstract and chaotic. Just let it all out.

Pay attention to the world around you

When was the last time you really looked at your surroundings?

I don’t mean just looking, but actually seeing. Seeing the colors, the shapes, the textures. And don’t see them behind your thoughts. But as a child, who sees everything for the first time.

When you are feeling disconnected, it is easy to get lost in your thoughts and emotions. But if you take the time to really see the world around you, it can help you to snap out of it.

It can be a tree, a flower, or even a building. It doesn’t matter. Just take a good look at it and really see it. Observe its details. How gravity works on it, how the wind moves it.

And as you do, you will start to feel more connected to the world around you.

And to yourself.

Do nothing

In our society, we are always supposed to be doing something. We are not supposed to go “couch-potato”. But doing nothing is essential for creativity and connection.

Taking some time for doing nothing can actually help you to reconnect with yourself.

When you are doing nothing, your mind is free to wander. And that is when you might finally start to pay attention to your emotions.

I actually think that doing nothing is essential for a happy and meaningful life. This is because it is in the moments of doing nothing that we can finally start to think about what we want out of life.

And that is when we start reconnecting to ourselves.

Practice yoga

Yoga is all about connection. It is about connecting your body, mind, and soul.

When you practice yoga, you learn to be in the present moment. You focus on your breath and your body. And as you do, you start to feel more connected to yourself.

I think any type of exercise can help you reconnect with yourself but especially yoga. At least for me, it has been essential in my journey of reconnecting with myself.

If it’s hard for you to meditate, try doing yoga for a couple of weeks. Yoga is a simpler path to mindfulness because you don’t have to do anything beyond yoga, your body will take care of the rest.

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Remember that you are limitless

Very often we put limits on ourselves. We say that we can’t do something because we are not good enough.

We say that there is no way to get out of that depression, that we can’t swim, or ride a bike. Whatever. But it’s all in our minds. We put these limits on ourselves.

The same goes for feeling disconnected. If you do, remember that you can get out of it.

Keep in mind that you are not your thoughts or your emotions. You are something much more. You are limitless.

And when you remember that, it becomes easier to reconnect with yourself.

Find a purpose

Feeling disconnected can often be a symptom of not having a purpose.

When you don’t have a purpose, it is easy to feel like you are just drifting through life without any real direction.

But how do you do that? Sounds too sophisticated.

Just write down what you want to accomplish in the next few years. There must be something. You want to finish school, have a child, buy a house, or travel the world.

Anything. It can be something as simple as being more intentional with your life.

But as soon as you have a purpose, you will start to feel more connected to yourself and your life.

If you don’t like the word “purpose”, change it to “plan” or “goal”. It’s quite the same. I agree that “purpose” sounds too astringent.

Change your perspective

Feeling disconnected can often be a matter of the way you look at things.

If you look at life from the perspective of “I have to do this and that”, then it is easy to feel disconnected from yourself.

But if you change your perspective to “I get to do this and that”, it will be much easier to feel connected.

When we switch from “I have to” to “I get to”, we realize that life is a gift. There is no time to waste.

Try to enjoy the journey, and be mindful even if you have a task that you don’t particularly enjoy.

And as you do, you will start to feel more connected to yourself and your life.

Do something that gets you in a state of flow

When you are in a state of flow, you are completely focused on the task at hand. You are so focused that you forget about everything else. Time seems to stand still.

And in that state, you are completely connected to yourself.

It can be anything. For me, it is drawing some cute paintings from Pinterest. It’s basically copying but it makes me feel so good.

It can be cooking, playing an instrument, or writing. Anything that gets you in a state of flow.

We often don’t have time for flow because we are so busy with our lives. But if you can find even 30 minutes a week to do something that gets you in a state of flow, it will make a huge difference in your connection status.

Get rid of the clutter

Clutter can be anything.

  • It can be physical, like having too many clothes or too much stuff in general.
  • It can be mental, like having too many thoughts or worrying about things that you can’t control.
  • It can be emotional, like holding on to anger or resentment.

All of these things can contribute to feeling disconnected from yourself.

But start with the easiest one, physical clutter. Declutter your room, your closet, your desk. Get rid of anything that you don’t need or use.

Often clutter makes us feel overwhelmed, and that can lead to feeling disconnected.

But as you get rid of the clutter, you will start to feel more connected to yourself and your life.

Everything will become brighter, both your physical and mental space. So do it. Get rid of the clutter.

Related: Your complete clutter-clearing guide.

It all comes down to your mind

If you want to feel more connected, it all comes down to your mind.

Your thoughts are just thoughts. You can control them, even though you don’t think so.

And as you become more aware of your thoughts, you will start to see that they are just thoughts. They are not who you are.

You are the space in which the thoughts arise. And as you become aware of that space, you will start to feel more connected to yourself.

The final step

Start now.

You don’t have to wait for anything to feel more connected. You can start right now.

Choose one of the things that I mentioned above, and start to do it.

And as you do, you will start to feel more connected to yourself and your life.

Final thoughts

Feeling disconnected from yourself and the world is not something untreatable. But you need to be willing to do the work and be patient.

It’s a beautiful journey to start connecting with yourself. You might find things about yourself that you never knew before.

You can discover new hobbies, you can discover that you don’t get angry anymore, and you can find that you are more patient than you thought.

It’s a journey worth taking, and I hope that you will start it today.

I hope this article was helpful. If you have any questions or comments, please feel free to leave them below.

Have a connected day! To yourself and the world around you.


P.S.: All the things that I mention here are from my own wisdom, so to say. I am not an expert, just a woman that shares her thoughts with others.

40 Monthly Goals to Help you Be Your Better Self

Grow and bloom by setting amazing monthly goals!

I believe that it is tough to stay on track with your goals when you only set them once a year.

A lot can change in a year, and if you don’t set monthly goals you’re likely to fall behind on the ones that are important to you.

That’s why monthly goal-setting needs more attention and focus.

Setting monthly goals will help you stay on track, but it will also help you assess your progress and make necessary changes along the way.

Benefits of setting monthly goals

Setting monthly goals has a few key benefits:

  • You can make adjustments as needed, rather than once a year. Setting monthly goals over yearly goals makes it easier to change your goals as your life and circumstances change.
  • You can track your progress and see how far you’ve come. This is a great way to stay motivated and keep moving forward.
  • It helps you stay focused. When you have a clear goal for the month, it’s easier to stay focused on what you need to do to achieve it. For example, if your goal is to save money, you’ll be more likely to cut back on spending and find ways to save.
  • You can celebrate your accomplishments more frequently! Achieving a monthly goal feels great, and it’s a great way to stay motivated. And you have more reasons to celebrate!

Tips for setting monthly goals

I know, it can be tough to set monthly goals. It seems too often. But trust me, it’s worth it!

It is much better to focus on 12 smaller goals than 1 big goal.

Here are some tips for setting practical monthly goals:

Write down your goals for the month ahead of time.

The beginning of a new month is the perfect time to sit down and reflect on your goals for the next four weeks.

What do you hope to accomplish? What steps do you need to take to get there?

By setting monthly goals, you can make steady progress toward achieving your long-term objectives. Also, by writing your goals down, you can clarify your intentions and create a roadmap for success.

So give it a try – you may be surprised by how far you can go.

Make sure your goals are specific, measurable, attainable, relevant, and time-bound (SMART).

When setting goals, it’s important to make sure they meet the criteria of being specific, measurable, attainable, relevant, and time-bound (SMART).

This will help you create goals that are achievable and tailored to your needs.

For example, instead of setting the goal of “getting in shape,” you could set the goal of “running three times a week for 30 minutes.”

This goal is specific, measurable, attainable, relevant, and time-bound – making it much more likely that you will achieve it.

Create a plan of action for each goal, and make sure it is realistic.

Once you have set your goals, it’s time to create a plan of action.

What steps do you need to take to achieve each goal?

Make sure your plan is realistic, and remember to account for any potential obstacles.

If you find that your plan is overly ambitious, break it down into smaller steps that you can complete each week.

For instance, if your goal is to get in shape, your plan of action might look something like this:

  • Week 1: Go for a 30-minute walk three times this week.
  • Week 2: Add a 10-minute jog to your walks.
  • Week 3: Increase your jog time to 20 minutes.
  • Week 4: Run for 30 minutes three times this week.

Doing so will help you gradually increase your fitness level and make it more likely that you’ll stick to your plan.

Set reminders, and hold yourself accountable.

This could involve setting a recurring appointment in your calendar or designating a specific day of the week to review your progress.

You could also enlist the help of a friend or family member, and ask them to check in with you periodically.

Taking these steps will help you stay on track, and make it more likely that you’ll reach your goals.

Adjust your goals and plan as needed.

This is an important step because sometimes if something goes wrong we just give up.

But if you find that you’re not making the progress you’d like, take a step back and reassess your goals and plan.

It’s possible that you just need to make some adjustments to get back on track.

For instance, if your goal is, again, to get in shape, and you find that you’re struggling to stick to your plan, you could try readjusting your plan to another schedule or adding some variety to your workouts, like doing a fast yoga instead of a full workout. It is better than nothing!

The most important thing is to not get discouraged and to keep moving forward toward your goal.

Celebrate your accomplishments, no matter how small!

Last but not least, don’t forget to celebrate your accomplishments.

This will help you stay motivated and focused on your goals.

So pat yourself on the back for a job well done, and look forward to another month of progress!

You can also pamper yourself with some Chinese takeaway or SPA at the end of each month.

How many monthly goals to set?

As a general rule, I would say 1-3 goals is a good number to start with.

Having one goal is fine. However, I would say that more than 5 is too much. This is because you will have a higher chance of not achieving all of them, and this could lead to discouragement.

Also, having too many goals can be overwhelming, and make it difficult to focus on any one thing.

It is better to spread them through more months, so you don’t get discouraged, and you can focus better.

What if you don’t achieve your monthly goals?

If you find that you didn’t achieve your goal, don’t beat yourself up about it.

Instead, take a step back and assess what went wrong.

Did you bite off more than you could chew? Did you encounter any unexpected obstacles?

Once you’ve identified the problem, you can make the necessary adjustments and try again next month. You have so many months left to finally achieve them.

And remember, even if you don’t achieve your goal, you’re still making progress.

Break your big goal into monthly goals

Take it one month at a time.

For example, if you want to buy a house in the next few years, try breaking your big goal into more manageable monthly goals, such as:

  • Saving $500 this month
  • Researching the best mortgage rates
  • Looking at houses online
  • Speaking to a real estate agent
  • Going to open houses
  • Making an offer on a house.

It is so motivating to finally see some progress each month, and it will help you stay on track to achieve your big goal.

You got this!

Monthly goals examples

In case you need some inspiration, I have thought of some monthly goals that are more universal and that could inspire you to set your own.

The goals are broken down for each month of the year, but you can start setting them at any time of the year. Also, a January goal can perfectly be done in August, and so with other goals.


  • Make a full month without spending any money. I don’t mean you have to stop buying food or very necessary items, but try not to spend any money on unnecessary things, like clothes, make-up, going out, etc. This will help you save some money and be more mindful of your spending habits.
  • Start a gratitude journal. Every day, write down at least 3 things you are grateful for. This will help you focus on the positive things in your life and be more thankful for what you have.
    Have a look at 101 things to be grateful for to get some inspiration.
  • Try Veganuary. If you are thinking about going vegan, or even just eating less meat and dairy, why not try it for January? It might be a challenge at first, but it will be so worth it for your health, the animals, and the environment.
  • Declutter your house. Getting rid of the things you don’t use or need can help to reduce stress and make your home more pleasant. Moreover, it can be a good way to save money by not having to buy storage containers or new furniture to accommodate all of your stuff.
    If you feel overwhelmed by the clutter in your house, check out this article for some tips on where to start.


  • Make a budget and stick to it. This may seem like a daunting task, but it is essential for getting your finances in order and starting to save money. Seeing where your money goes each month will help you to make adjustments and cut back in areas where you may be spending too much. It takes time and effort to stick to a budget, but it is worth it if it means achieving your financial goals.
  • Start a bullet journal. This can be a great way to get organized and declutter your mind. It can help you to keep track of your goals, schedule, and tasks, as well as being a creative outlet.
  • Start an exercise routine. Spring is just around the corner, which means it’s time to start thinking about getting in shape for swimsuit season. If you’re like most people, you probably made a New Year’s resolution to get healthy and fit. But let’s be honest: how many of us stick to our exercise goals?
    If you’re struggling to find the motivation to work out, why not set a goal for February? Whether you want to lose weight, build muscle, or simply improve your fitness level, setting a specific goal will help you stay on track. And even if you can only spare five minutes a day for exercise, that’s still better than nothing. So don’t wait any longer: get up and get moving today!


  • Do a 30-day minimalist challenge. This means that for the next 30 days, you will only buy things that you need and that you will declutter your home of any unnecessary items, and your mind! This can be a great way to save money and reduce stress. Also, it will help you to focus on what is important in life, which is relationships, experiences, and personal growth.
    Here is an example of a 30-day minimalist challenge.
  • Go on a social media detox. This means taking a break from social media for some time, whether it’s for a day, a week, or even a month. It can be difficult to do, but it can be so worth it for your mental health. If you’re constantly checking your phone or comparing yourself to others online, it can be helpful to take a break and disconnect from the virtual world for a while.
  • Visit a new place. Even if it’s just a different town or city, getting out of your comfort zone can be a great way to explore and learn new things. If you’re feeling adventurous, why not travel to a different country? Seeing new places and cultures can be a great way to broaden your horizons and expand your worldview.


  • Start a garden. This is a great way to get outside and get some fresh air. It can also be very therapeutic and a great way to relax. If you don’t have a lot of space, you can start with a small herb garden. Or if you want to go all out, you can plant a vegetable garden. Either way, it’s a great way to get in touch with nature. In case you need more help with this, I find that this article is very helpful.
  • Clean your house for 15 minutes each evening. When you wake up in the morning, it is so nice if your house is all organized and clean, the dishes are done and the trash is taken out. It doesn’t have to be perfect, but taking a few minutes each day to tidy up can make a big difference. Also, it can be a great way to relax and unwind after a long day.
  • Organize your digital “life”. This means going through your computer and organizing your files, folders, and photos. It can be a bit time-consuming, but it’s so worth it. Once you’re done, you’ll feel so much better and your computer will thank you!


  • Start a daily walking habit. It’s finally starting to warm up, which means it’s the perfect time to start a daily walking habit. Walking is a great way to get some exercise and fresh air. It’s also a great way to clear your head and relieve stress. So set yourself a goal to walk for at least 30 minutes each day. You can break it up into two sessions if that’s easier. Whatever works for you. Just get out there and walk!
  • Take a break from caffeine. Caffeine can be a great pick-me-up, but it can also be a bit of a crutch. If you find that you’re relying on it too much, try taking a break for a month. See how you feel without it. You might be surprised at how much better you feel in the long run.
  • Volunteer. Giving back to your community can be a great way to make a difference. And it doesn’t have to take a lot of time or effort. You can volunteer for a few hours a week. There are plenty of opportunities available, so you’re sure to find something that interests you. And who knows? You might even make some new friends along the way.


  • Visit a farmers market every weekend. This is a great way to get fresh, local produce. It’s also a great way to support your local farmers. And it’s a great way to get out of the house and explore your community. I love farmer markets because they have such a great atmosphere and I can buy produce in bulk and zero-waste. So I can’t recommend it enough. Just give it a try and see for yourself.
  • Take a staycation. If you can’t afford to travel right now, that’s OK. You can still have a great time by taking a staycation. This is where you stay home but pretend you’re on vacation. It’s a great way to relax and have some fun without spending a lot of money. There are plenty of ways to make it work, such as visiting local tourist attractions, exploring your city, or having a picnic in your backyard.
  • Go on a yoga retreat. A yoga retreat is an excellent way to rejuvenate both body and mind. Whether you’re looking to deepen your practice or simply take some time for yourself, a yoga retreat can offer the perfect combination of relaxation and self-care. And what better time to go than in June, when the weather is divine and the feels like it’s just begging you to slow down and enjoy life?
  • Wake up early. This is a great way to start your day, especially now that the sunrise is so early. It gives you time to enjoy the quiet morning hours, get some exercise in, and get started on your day. It’s also a great way to avoid the heat later in the day. Also, there’s something very satisfying about getting a head start on your day.

Related: Setting Summer Goals to make the most out of the season


  • Start a daily writing habit. One of the best things you can do for your mental health is to start a daily writing habit. It doesn’t matter what you write about, whether it’s your thoughts on the day’s events, a creative story, or just a list of things you need to do.
    Getting your thoughts down on paper (or screen) can help relieve stress and clear your head. And, over time, you may find that you have a better understanding of your thoughts and feelings.
  • Start running. Running is a great way to get some exercise, clear your head, and explore your surroundings. In July, the weather is usually perfect for running, so it’s the perfect time to start. If you’ve never run before, start slow and build up your endurance. And once you get going, you may find that you enjoy it. Who knows, you may even end up running a marathon someday!
  • Visit a new city. If you’re looking for an adventure, why not visit a new city? There are so many great places to explore, and you never know what you’ll find. If you don’t have the time or money to travel far, there are probably plenty of cities near you that you’ve never been to. So do some research and find a place that looks interesting. Then pack your bags and go!


  • Take a trip to the beach. There’s nothing quite like a day at the beach. The sound of the waves, the smell of the salt air, and the feel of the sand between your toes. It’s the perfect way to relax and recharge. If you live near the coast, make it a goal to visit the beach at least once a week in August. And if you don’t live near the coast, consider doing it at least for a weekend.
  • Have a picnic every weekend. Picnics are a great way to enjoy the summer weather and spend time with friends or family. And there’s nothing quite like a picnic lunch with fresh, seasonal produce. So make it a goal to have a picnic every weekend in August. You can even make it a potluck and have everyone bring their favorite dish.
  • Try a new recipe every week. One of the best things about summer is the abundance of fresh fruits and vegetables. And what better way to enjoy them than by trying new recipes? Maybe you will discover a recipe that you are going to make on weekly basis. So challenge yourself to try a new recipe every week in August.
    You can find recipes online, in cookbooks, or even from friends and family. I usually find them either on Pinterest (look for good reviews) or from friends when I go visit them (they usually make interesting dishes that I enjoy trying cooking myself).


  • Go to bed early and at the same time each night. Getting enough sleep is crucial for good health. So in September, make it a goal to go to bed early and at the same time each night. This will help to improve your sleep quality and quantity. Also, make sure to turn off all electronics at least 30 minutes before bedtime. This way, you will relax and fall asleep more easily.
  • Eat a healthy breakfast. Breakfast is the most important meal of the day. It helps to jumpstart your metabolism and gives you energy for the day ahead. The easiest way to start the morning right is to eat a healthy breakfast. I enjoy making oatmeal with fruits and peanut butter on top, smoothies, and oatmeal banana pancakes. But there are endless possibilities, so find something that you enjoy and make it a part of your morning routine for this month.
  • Walk or bike to work/school. This is a great way to get some exercise and fresh air. And it’s also good for the environment. If you live close enough, challenge yourself to walk or bike to work/school at least once a week in September. The weather in September is usually so nice, the air is cleaner and cooler, and there are fewer people out and about. So take advantage of it while you can.
  • Transform one of your bad habits into a good one. It can be anything, from quitting smoking to eating healthier or working out more. It can also be something easier, like making your bed every morning instead of just leaving it messed up.


  • Quit sugar for 30 days. This can be a difficult challenge, but it’s doable. And it can have some great benefits for your health. Also, it can be a great way to reset your taste buds and break down your sugar addiction. If you’re up for the challenge, try giving up sugar for October. I know it is challenging but you can do it! Watch this video to see an example and what to expect.
  • Drink at least 2 liters of water a day. Water is essential for good health. It helps to flush out toxins, improve your skin, and boost your energy levels. I find that I feel so much better when I drink at least 2 liters of water a day. I always carry with me a water bottle so that I can make sure I’m getting enough liquid. It’s also a good way to stay hydrated during the colder months.
  • Take up a new hobby. Doing something you enjoy can help to reduce stress, improve your mood, and boost your self-confidence. Also, it is a great way to learn new skills, develop, and become more creative! It can be anything, from painting and photography to cooking and gardening.


  • Do something nice for someone every day. This is a great way to spread holiday cheer and make someone’s day. It can be as simple as smiling at a stranger, holding the door open for someone, or complimenting someone. Or you can go above and beyond and do something really nice, like bake cookies for your neighbor or buy a coffee for the person behind you in line. Whatever you decide to do, make sure it comes from the heart and that you are sincere.
  • Take a cold shower every morning for the whole month. I know this one sounds crazy, but taking a cold shower every morning has so many benefits. It wakes you up, boosts your immune system, and can even help you to lose weight. So why not give it a try? It’s only for the month of November, so it’s not like you’re committing to a lifetime of cold showers. And who knows, you may find that you actually enjoy it!
  • Try a dry month. This is a great way to reset your body and mind. Challenge yourself to go without alcohol for August. This will be a great way to improve your health, save money, and focus on other things. If you think you can’t do it, try it for just one week and see how you feel. I’m sure you’ll be surprised at how easy it is once you get started (right?). And who knows, you may even decide to extend it into December.
  • Try meditating for 10 minutes every day. Meditation has so many benefits, like reducing stress, improving sleep and concentration, and making you feel happier. So do it!


  • Be more intentional. This is a great way to end the year and start the new one. What does it mean to be more intentional? It means being aware of your thoughts, words, and actions and making sure that they align with your values and goals. It’s about being present in the moment and living with purpose. So for December, make a conscious effort to be more intentional in everything you do. I guarantee you’ll see a difference in your life.
    Here are some ways that can help you be more intentional.
  • Read a whole book this month. This is a great way to escape the hustle and bustle of the holiday season and relax. Choose a book that you’ve been wanting to read but haven’t had the time. Or pick up a new book that looks interesting. Make a cup of tea or coffee, curl up in a cozy blanket, and lose yourself in a good book. I guarantee you’ll feel better about it.
  • Have a healthy month! This is a great way to start the new year. Challenge yourself to eat healthily, exercise regularly, and get enough sleep. These are all important for good health. And if you can make it through December without falling off the wagon, you’ll be well on your way to a healthy new year.

Final thoughts

Setting monthly goals is a great way to improve your life. It’s a way to focus on what’s important and make positive changes.

That is why I challenge you to set monthly goals for yourself. Pick one or two goals that you want to focus on and make a plan to achieve them. I found that it is so motivating, and it really helps me to stay on track.

What about you? Have you ever set monthly goals for yourself? If not, do it!

Have a motivational month!


Related: Setting Relationship Goals

Setting Summer Goals – Make the most of the season!

Set yourself some summer goals and make your dreams become reality!

One of the best things about summer is that it provides a chance to focus on personal projects that may have been put on hold during the cold, rainy, windy days.

Whether it’s finally getting around to painting the living room or starting that exercise regime you’ve been meaning to begin, summer is the perfect time to get things done.

And there’s no better feeling than crossing something off your to-do list!

So take advantage of the good weather summer provides and get started on those projects you’ve been putting off. You’ll be glad you did when autumn rolls around.

Why do we need to set summer goals?

We all know that feeling of summertime laziness. It’s easy to get caught up in the relaxed atmosphere and forget about our responsibilities and goals.

But if we take the time to set some goals for the summer, we can make sure that we stay on track and productive. If you have a goal to finish a project by the end of summer, you’ll be more likely to work on it regularly and get it done in time.

Not only will setting goals help to keep us focused, but it will also give us a sense of accomplishment when we achieve them.

Setting summer goals can also help you stay motivated. Having something to work towards can give you a sense of purpose and keep you from getting bored or discouraged.

Moreover, accomplishing goals can give you a sense of satisfaction and confidence. Knowing that you’re capable of achieving what you set out to do can really boost your self-esteem.

So don’t wait for summer to be over before you start thinking about your goals. Get a head start now and you’ll be sure to have a great summer!

How to plan a summer goal?

When it comes to setting summer goals, the sky’s the limit! But if you’re not sure where to start, here are a few tips:

1. First, think about what you want to achieve. What do you hope to accomplish by the end of summer?

Do you want to learn a new skill? Get in shape? Finish a project? Whatever it is, make sure that you really want to do it and that it’s something you’re (or might be) passionate about.

2. Make sure your goal is specific, realistic, and achievable.

It’s important to set yourself up for success by setting goals that are within your reach. It doesn’t mean that you shouldn’t get out of your comfort zone though!

3. Find quotes, and pictures related to your goal and hang them up somewhere you’ll see them often.

This will help to keep you motivated and on track. You could put it on your fridge or in your planner. For example, if your goal is to eat healthier, you could put a picture of healthy foods on your fridge, or of a person that looks healthy and happy.

4. It’s time to start planning.

Think about how you will accomplish your goal and what steps you need to take.

For example, if your goal is to get in shape, you might set a goal to work out three times a week for 30 minutes. Also, you could look for a workout buddy to help keep you motivated.

5. Finally, take action! Start working towards your goal and don’t give up until you’ve accomplished it.

Remember, summer won’t last forever. So make the most of it by setting some goals and getting things done!

Just imagine how satisfying it is to cross it off your list at the end of the summer. Ohh!

How to achieve summer goals?

There’s no one-size-fits-all answer to this question, as the best way to achieve your summer goals will vary depending on what they are.

However, here are a few general tips that can help you out:

  1. Make sure to write them down. It’ll make them feel more real and it’ll be easier to keep track of your progress.
  2. Create a plan of action. This will help you figure out what steps you need to take to achieve your goals.
  3. Be realistic. Setting impossible goals will only lead to disappointment. For example, if your goal is to get in shape, don’t try to lose 50 pounds in one summer.
  4. Find a way to hold yourself accountable. For example, you could tell your friends and family about your goals or start a blog to document your progress.
  5. Keep yourself motivated. This can be tricky, but it’s important to find a way to stay interested in your goals. One way to do this is to set smaller goals along the way to help you see your progress.

15 Summer Goals Examples

Here are a few summer goals to get some inspiration. These summer goals are suitable for college students, high school students, and for adults that have full-time jobs.

  1. Organizing your house/apartment.

As the weather gets warmer and the days get longer, it can be tempting to spend all your free time outdoors.

However, summer is also a great time to focus on your home. After all, your home is your sanctuary—a place where you should feel relaxed and comfortable.

This summer, take some time to get organized. You’ll be surprised at how much better you’ll feel! It is such a satisfying summer goal.

By the end of the summer, your home will be a haven from the heat, and you’ll feel refreshed and rejuvenated.

Related: Minimalist Apartment Checklist

2. Start a garden.

When the weather is nice, there’s nothing better than spending some time outdoors. Gardening is a great way to enjoy the fresh air and get a little exercise. Plus, it can be really therapeutic to garden and to watch your plants grow.

If you’re new to gardening, start small by planting some herbs or vegetables. Once you get the hang of it, you can add some flowers to your garden for a pop of color. This summer, take the time to nurture your garden and watch it grow. You’ll be so proud of your accomplishment at the end of the summer!

3. Take a trip.

Summer is the perfect time to travel. The weather is warm and there are plenty of activities to enjoy, no matter where you go.

If you’ve been wanting to take a trip, now is the time to start planning.

For example, if you’ve always wanted to go to Europe, start planning your trip now. Research different countries, figure out which ones you want to visit, and start saving up. By the end of summer, you could be on your way to an amazing adventure!

Summer is the perfect time to explore new places and create memories that will last a lifetime. So take advantage of it!

4. Learn a new skill.

Summer is a great time to learn something new because you probably have more free time than usual, days are longer, and nights are shorter.

If there’s something you’ve always wanted to learn, now is the time to do it. Whether you want to learn how to cook, play an instrument or speak a new language, a few months of focused learning can really pay off.

There are plenty of resources available to help you learn whatever you want. For example, you can find cooking classes at your local community center or sign up for language lessons online.

5. Get in shape.

This summer is going to be your summer! One way to make sure of that is by getting in shape and feeling great.

If you’re unsure where to start, consider signing up for a fitness class or joining a sports team. This way, you can make new friends and stay motivated.

Another great way to get in shape is by exercising outdoors. Running, biking and hiking are all great ways to get some fresh air and enjoy the summer weather.

Getting in shape also means eating healthy. This summer, focus on eating lots of fruits and vegetables, protein, and whole grains. And don’t forget to stay hydrated by drinking plenty of water!

6. Try making a new summer meal and dessert.

As the weather gets warmer, you’ll probably find yourself craving lighter, fresher foods. This summer, take advantage of the season’s produce and make a delicious meal and dessert.

For example, you could make a greek salad. I love it! It is so refreshing, perfect for summer.

Or, you could make a pie with some summer fruits, such as strawberries, blueberries, and raspberries.

How wonderful it is to explore different flavors. This summer, indulge your taste buds and enjoy some delicious summer food!

7. Practice meditation outside.

Summer is the perfect time to get in touch with nature. One way to do this is by meditating outside, preferably each day.

Meditation is a great way to relax and de-stress. And when you do it outdoors, you can enjoy the fresh air and sunshine.

To get started, find a quiet spot in your backyard or local park. Then, sit down and close your eyes. Focus on your breath and try to clear your mind. If you find your thoughts wandering, simply bring them back to your breath.

After a few minutes, you should start to feel more relaxed. Continue meditating for as long as you like, then open your eyes and enjoy the rest of your day.

8. Read some books that have been on your to-read list.

If you’re like most people (including me), you probably have a long list of books that you’ve been meaning to read. This summer, why not finally start crossing some of them off?

Dedicate some time each day or each week to reading, and before you know it, you’ll have made your way through a few books.

Reading can be a great way to unwind and relax. It’s also a great way to learn new things and explore different worlds.

In the evening, instead of watching Netflix, read some pages. It is so much more satisfying.

9. Start a gratitude journal and write things that you are thankful for each day.

One of the best ways to stay positive is by practicing gratitude. This summer, make it a habit to write down things that you’re grateful for each day.

You can use a notebook or start a gratitude journal on your computer or phone.

Each day, take a few minutes to write down things like, “I’m grateful for my health,” “I’m grateful for my family,” or “I’m grateful for my friends.” Also, be more specific. For example, you could write, “I’m grateful for the delicious dinner I had tonight” or “I’m grateful for the beautiful sunset I saw.”

Focusing on the things you’re grateful for will help you appreciate the good in your life, even on tough days.

Here is a list of 101 things to be grateful for to get some inspiration.

10. Start a minimalist challenge

Ok, I am guilty here because minimalism is what I love talking about. But really now, it is the perfect time to get rid of the stuff that you do not use, in order to make more space for the things (and people) that you love.

A minimalist challenge is a great way to declutter and simplify your life.

In general, minimalism can be life-changing. 30 days of minimalist challenge are totally worth it in order to change your life. Don’t you agree?

Luckily for you, I have a post about 30 days minimalist challenge.

11. Take some time for yourself and do things that make you happy.

This goal might seem very broad, but narrow it down yourself!

This summer, make it a point to do things that make you happy, without stress or obligations.

Do things that you enjoy and experiment with different activities and find what makes you happy.

This could be taking a bath every week, or doing a face mask. Whatever it is, don’t feel guilty about taking some time for yourself. You deserve it!

12. Go camping.

One of my favorite summer activities is camping. It’s a great way to get away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life and connect with nature.

Camping is also a great way to bond with friends or family. Spending time together in the great outdoors can create lasting memories.

If you’ve never been camping before, this summer is the perfect time to start. You can find a campground near you and rent a tent or RV, or you can go backpacking and camp in the wilderness.

Either way, spending some time in nature is good for the soul.

Related: 17 Spiritual Goals Ideas to Grow in 2022

13. Marathon movie day.

This one is for all the movie lovers out there.

Spend a day (or two) this summer watching movies. Make some popcorn, get some snacks, and cozy up on the couch with your favorite blanket (and ice cream).

You can watch movies that you’ve been meaning to see, or you can marathon your favorite TV show.

This is a great way to relax and escape from the heat (or from a rainy day).

14. Go to a festival.

If you’re looking for a fun and unique summer experience, go to a festival. There are all sorts of festivals happening all over the world, from music festivals to food festivals.

Festivals are a great way to try new things and meet new people. They’re also a lot of fun.

So, if you’re feeling adventurous, go to a festival and have the time of your life.

15. Have a garage sale.

Have a garage sale and get rid of items that you no longer need or want. This is a great way to clear out your home and make some extra cash.

Plus, it’s a lot of fun. Going through your things and finding treasures that you forgot you had can be a blast.

Also, you can use the money you make from your garage sale to buy something that you have wanted for a long time (or go on vacation).

Final thoughts

No matter what your summer goals are, remember to enjoy yourself and have fun. Summer is a time to relax and recharge, so don’t stress yourself out.

On the other hand, it is the time to focus on your goals and make progress towards your dreams. So, don’t waste it. Make the most of it and enjoy every minute.

Do what makes you happy and savor every moment.

Again, don’t forget to set aside some time to relax and do nothing. It’s important to have some downtime in order to recharge and reset.

Have a great summer!