Good morning all. It feels like summer is coming to an end with grey cloudy skies upon on us here today in the Northwest. It’s kind of nice to have a break for a moment from hot days but I’m not quite ready for the sun to disappear. I am however looking forward to school coming back into session. Routine is nice. With 4 kids, a dog and jobs, routine is necessary. But summer often seems like such a short burst of time and before we know it we are facing the routines of life again. I find that by this time every summer, I am ready for the next season but also a tiny bit nostalgic for this one not to end. That is the way life goes right?.
With the season close to changing, I have been making changes as well. Today begins week 2 of a new routine I am creating. It feels great to be working towards goals. I think setting goals, writing them down and keeping track of each time you take action towards them you feel accomplished. It’s important to note the small steps as it can take awhile to see results; no matter what the goal is. Sometimes the tougher goals take so much longer that you can lose momentum if you don’t note the tiny incremental victories.
So I am logging the small victory of pursuing those goals into week 2. I had set an intention and goal to wake up early each day except one (check). I made a goal to work out numerous days; check this off too. I renewed my commitment to read daily. And I just saw that I have written (with this one) 165 posts! Wow I didn’t even realize. Perhaps I will add in goals for this blog soon.
Are you a goal setter or do you wake up each day and see what it brings? I have a drive to pursue excellence and am almost always striving to better myself and my life. This can get tiresome and lonely and be tough for those around me who may not view life the same way, but in order to be my best self this is what I need to do. Each of us has a way of how we do things; finding the best way for yourself will evolve throughout life. I have always been a goal setter but not always as committed to the work required to pursue them; this area I have definitely matured in as time has gone by.
Being in a season of growth and change is exciting for me. When I am consciously choosing to work hard on my goals, when I set the time to create and plan, and then do the work, I am working on my best self in my best life. I love seeing and feeling the growth personally which spills over into other areas of life as well.
As the season starts to change moving into school for many of us, getting closer to Fall, I hope you find what will create the best life for you. I hope you have goals you work towards. I will share with you how I determine goals and how to tackle them in the coming weeks as I continue to pursue them.
Have a fabulous start to your week.