Monday, May 29

Summer 2017 Goals #CultivateWhatMatters



Well Memorial Day is officially upon us and that means it's the unofficial official start of S-U-M-M-E-R. Yes, it is finally upon us! Break out the sunscreen, the watermelon and the sandals because winter (hopefully) is gone. 
I recently took part of a podcast with the fabulous Lara Casey who is the fabulous mastermind behind Cultivate What Matters and the Powersheets. She went over her top 10 tips for setting summer goals. Setting summer goals is not about having this "perfect" summer out of a movie script; it's about being intentional what your intentions. What do you want to achieve? What do you value? What are going to be the important things at the end of the day?

I've loved changing from a 'to do' mentality to a 'what matters' mentality. Will it matter more if I wash my car on the weekend or if I spend some quality time with a friend? At the end of the day will I find my joy in checking Facebook or hand-writing a note to a friend? Restructuring my mentality has been a shift, but a refreshing one at that. 

If you want to find out more about Summer Goals, check out Lara's blog here and here. I thought i'd just take a few minutes and share some of my summer goals to make Summer 2017 a joy-filled and life-giving season. Maybe you can relate to some of these goals, or they'll inspire some other goals to pursue. 

1. Read a book (just for fun)



2. Reconnect with nature - going for a hike, a bike around a lake, paddle boarding, or just some outdoor yoga at least once a week


3. Get to the beach - I only live a few hours from the beach and I've decided it's ridiculous that I don't take more advantage of it!


4. No Instagram at night - I crawl into bed at a decent time and before I know it, an hour has passed by of mindless scrolling through Instagram. I'm making it a point to not mindless scroll at night.



5. Take up a joyful hobby - I have neglected doing things that are fun and give me joy such as horseback riding, dancing, and writing. I'm making a conscious effort to start one of these again



I'm keeping my goals simple but joy-filled. I want to be intentional with my time, energy and friendships this summer. It doesn't need to take long, but take a bit of time to write down (physically write down) some of your goals. Once you write them down, you're more likely to accomplish them! Share in the comments how you want to spend your summer!