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At the start of 2017 I decided to set myself monthly goals. By doing this I’ve given myself the opportunity to challenge myself, create new habits and try new things. I feel a sense of achievement after each goal is accomplished, providing me with motivation and encouragement throughout the year.
I love sharing my goals because (1) it keeps me motivated and (2) I love inspiring others to set their own goals! So today I’m going to share with you fifteen self development goals which will nourish your mind, body and soul. These are goals which I have accomplished or I’m planning on doing in the months to come.
If you’re not much of a goal setter then you can still find loads great self development ideas to nourish your life.
Goals To Nourish Your Mind
Read a Self Development Book
At the start of the month pick a self development book to read. The inspiration, ideas and advice they provide will benefit your personal growth journey. Sometimes you might finish a book with a whole new mind set and perception of things. Other times you might take away a couple of new strategies to start implementing.
Journal Every Day
I haven’t tried this goal yet but I’ve read that journaling can be incredible relaxing. Putting pen to paper can help you find clarity in difficult situations. I believe that we would all be surprised by how many thoughts we have at the end of each day.
Limit Screen Time After Work
Many of us, including myself, stare at a screen all day long. It can’t be very healthy to then go home and stare at a screen all evening. Use your free time to do something else you enjoy.
Start a Gratitude Journal
It comes quite naturally for most of us to focus on the negative side of situations. To reverse these thoughts and nourish your mind you must express gratitude. Either in the morning or before bed, use your journal to write down three to five things which you’re grateful for. Expressing gratitude will shift your focus onto your positive life experiences.
Get Up When Your Alarm Goes off
Sometimes I fall into a bad habit of snoozing my alarm every time it goes off. During the first few seconds of the alarm sounding all I want is more sleep. Yet I’m always more energised and less groggy when I wake up straight away.
Goals To Nourish Your Body
30 Day Yoga Challenge
Yoga has so many health benefits. I’ve been to a couple of yoga classes in the past but I’ve been meaning to start doing it more regularly. Yoga with Adrienne has put together a 30 day yoga challenge which I’m keen to try!
Drink More Water
Saying hydrated is extremely important. That’s why I try to drink two litres of water a day. Staying hydrated has countless health benefits. We’re constantly losing water so staying hydrated will boost your energy in the same way that not enough water will make your brain slow down.
30 Day Squat Challenge
I’ve done squat challenges in the past but I’ve never quite made it up to day 30! I think it’s time to do this challenge properly. There are loads of apps you can download which will keep you motivated and send you reminders.
Try a New Exercise
If you’re struggling to stay motivated during exercise then maybe it’s time you switched things up. There are so many different classes you could join such as Spin, Dance and Pilates. Try out a some new exercises and see which ones you enjoy the most.
Create a Morning Routine
There is so much to be accomplished before the working day begins and the rest of the world wakes up. Create your perfect morning routine by aligning it with your values and goals.
Create a Night Time Routine
A night time routine should make you feel relaxed before you go to sleep. It should also compliment your morning routine, by preparing you for the next day. The possibilities for your night time routine are endless.
Goals To Nourish Your Soul
De-clutter Your Home
De-cluttering your space can help to clear your mind as well as your home. I recently read The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying* written by Marie Kondo, Japan’s de-cluttering expert and professional cleaner. This book helped me notice that when I have many things on my mind, I feel the urge to clean and de clutter my space.
Organise Your Photos
One of my February goals was to organise my holiday photos and create an online photo album. This is one of those tasks which would never get done unless I set myself a goal to do it! I can now see all of my beautiful holiday photos with ease.
Learn a New Recipe
One of the goals which I set myself in January was to learn my mums trifle recipe. If you’re feeling creative you could even try to learn a new meal every week!
Reach Out to Someone
Set yourself a meaningful goal by reaching out to someone who you haven’t seen in a while. This could be a call to a relative or arranging a date with an old friend. Sometimes life can get so busy that we don’t find time so make a point to contact the people you haven’t spoken to in a while
Tell me about some goals which you’ve set for yourself! Did they help nourish your life?