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I want to talk about something that’s really powerful when it comes to moving towards your goals as we move through a new year.
Because setting our New Year’s intentions and goals isn’t just about January 1st, right?
💛 feeling better in your body and in your life
💛 stepping into a new way of being and empowering yourself to create those small changes that add up to help you step into the next best version of you
💛 honoring your needs and boundaries so you can create space for the things that light you up every day
So what I want to share with you today is how you can do that throughout the year. Not just the first couple of days or weeks or months of the year, but how you can be consistent in moving towards your goals so you can live a life that feels good to you all year long!
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Introduction: The Essence of Finding Your ‘Why’
When my oldest was a baby and first learning to eat I dove headfirst into figuring out the best foods for her and just really how to nourish her.
And in that process, I found how to nourish myself as well. And so we went headfirst into that and I felt so so good. The foods we were eating were less processed less sugar, fewer grains, all the things.
And as our family grew and as my oldest got older I started having this voice in my head telling me that I didn’t want to be super strict about what we ate because I wanted them to be able to experience life.
I wanted them to be able to try different things and I knew that people around us were going to be eating certain things.
And I didn’t want to deprive them of those experiences. But also what seemed to end up happening was we kind of rolled more towards that right we rolled towards letting things go more and then more packaged foods even though we still did eat lots of fruits and vegetables and tried our best to get you know good quality meats and things like that.
There was still a lot of processed things taking up space, in our home and in our body. Just because we let go of our “why”. As we started to remember “why” we wanted to eat the way we were eating I dove back in and I started to research again and look into and remind myself why I wanted to nourish myself, why I wanted to nourish my family in the way that we wanted to.
And because my girls were older they were able to join in on this journey. And so I might share like a passage from a book I read or we might watch a video together and then they would ask questions and I didn’t always have the answers, you know? And so we would look things up together.
But knowing what your goal is and “why” it’s important to you. Especially when the norm doesn’t match up with what you want to do and where you want to be.
Remembering your “why” helps you come back to this place of motivation again.
So your “why” serves as your guiding star right that north star in the sky that you can keep coming back to this you can realign and readjust.
It helps to guide your decisions and shape your goals. It helps to provide clarity and direction.
When you know why you’re doing something, the path forward becomes more meaningful and you get less distracted.
It’s like having a compass in the forest.
Even when you wander or face obstacles you have something that consistently points you in the right direction. The journey towards your beautiful goals your beautiful dreams.
Embarking on a journey of self-improvement and motivation often begins with one pivitol question: “Why?” Identifying this driving force provides a robust foundation for personal growth. This fundamental understanding of one’s intrinsic motivation can serve as an anchor, steading and directing goal-setting endeavors throughout the entire year.
We frequently commit to goals in January, but knowing ‘why’ we chase these aspirations transforms fleeting resolutions into enduring intentions.
Commitment strengthens as we understand how our desires align with deeper values and purpose. By exploring and articulating our unique “why,” we foster a continuous and meaningful progression toward the life we envision for ourselves, far beyond the boundaries of a traditional New Year’s promise.
The Power of Self-Reflection in Unveiling Your Purpose
Peering within to understand our deepest motivations is the cornerstone of crafting a purpose that resonates with our true selves. Engaging in self-reflection enables us to unearth the driving forces behind our actions, steering us toward goals that not only spark passion but are also in harmony with our core values.
Grasping our ‘why’ fortifies our resolve, transforming ambitions into meaningful pursuits. Think of reflection as the compass guiding your journey of personal growth; it points you in the direction where fulfillment and motivation lie.
Integrating Your ‘Why’ with Year-Round Intentions
Connecting your core motivations with consistent, year-round intentions requires deliberate action and dedication. Begin by pinning down your unique ‘why’—the driving force that fuels your zest for life and shapes your desires. This deep-seated purpose propels you toward your aspirations, making every choice and action meaningful. To keep this connection alive throughout the year, make a point to reflect on your ‘why’ each morning, allowing it to guide your daily intent and inspire your actions.
- Articulate Your Purpose: Write a clear and concise statement that captures the essence of your ‘why’. Keep this statement visible as a daily reminder.
- Align Actions with Intentions: For each goal, ask how it reflects your purpose. This alignment turns every task into a stepping stone towards your bigger vision.
- Assess and Adjust Regularly: Set periodic check-ins to evaluate your progress. If you stray from your path, realign your actions with your intended destination.
- Steadfast Resolve: Demonstrate resiliency by staying the course, even when faced with setbacks. Remember, every challenge is an opportunity to reinforce your dedication to your ‘why’.
- Nurtured Growth: Embrace lifelong learning and self-improvement as integral to living your purpose with intention. Seek experiences and knowledge that expand your horizons and deepen your understanding.
- Intentional Living Spaces: Structure your environment to support your intentions. Surrounding yourself with visual representations of your ‘why’ can bolster your commitment and focus.
- Community Connections: Share your journey with others. Engaging with a community that supports your venture strengthens your resolve and provides accountability.
Your ‘why’ is the heartbeat of your intentions. By integrating it firmly into the fabric of your daily life, you create a renewable source of inspiration that spurs personal transformation. With each purpose-driven step, you transcend from merely setting goals to living a life infused with meaning and fulfillment. Remember, accountability is not just to oneself but also to one’s profound desires that shape a purposeful existence.
A solid method for this introspective process is journaling. When you commit thoughts to paper, you confront your aspirations, fears, and beliefs directly. Silence the noise of daily life and dedicate time to this practice; you’ll find clarity and direction emerging from the pages. Reflection can also happen through dialogue, whether with a mentor, peers, or via guided workshops. These conversations often act as mirrors, reflecting aspects of ourselves that might have remained shadowed or unnoticed.
The dividends of this inner dialogue are substantial and enduring. Aligning your goals with your ‘why’ prevents aimless wandering through life. Instead, each step is deliberate, each decision more intentional. When challenges arise, as they inevitably will, your ‘why’ becomes the anchor that keeps you grounded, and the lighthouse that guides you back to your path, ensuring your pursuits are not mere whims but keystones of an inspired and authentic life.
Cultivating Daily Habits Aligned with Your Greater Purpose
- Morning Reflection: Start your day with five minutes of introspection. Contemplate your motives and the actions you can take today to inch closer to your aspirations.
- Plan with Purpose: Each morning, outline your tasks. Tie them to your overarching goals to ensure every activity has direction and meaning.
- Progress Journaling: In the evening, jot down advancements, no matter how small. This practice can solidify your commitment and show the compound effect of daily efforts.
- Read for Growth: Dedicate time to learn from books or articles related to your ‘why’. Education fuels action and keeps your mission clear.
- Gratitude Moments: Daily, acknowledge three aspects of life that propel you forward. Gratitude can renew your enthusiasm and focus.
- Mindful Eating: Align your nutrition with your goals. If wellness is part of your ‘why’, let your food choices reflect that commitment.
- Mindful Movement: Incorporate exercise tailored to your level of fitness. Physical health supports mental clarity, both vital for pursuing your purpose.
- Connect with Likeminded Individuals: Seek dialogues with people who share your vision or energize you. They can offer support and different viewpoints.
- Evening Meditation: Before bed, meditate to center your thoughts. Clearing your mind allows you to focus on your purpose and renews you for the following day.
- Limit Distractions: Identify and minimize activities that diverge you from your path. Prioritize your time around habits that align with your goals.
Empowering Your Journey Beyond the Horizon
You’ve ignited the flame of self-discovery, relentlessly pursuing the reasons that energize your every step. Take a moment to acknowledge your journey’s milestones, the big leaps and small strides alike that bring you closer to that fulfilling life you’re crafting. Integrating your “why” into daily life isn’t a fleeting trend, but a courageous commitment to your deepest self that defines a compelling and enriching journey.
As days turn into weeks and months, remember that each choice infused with your purpose propels you forward. Treasure the cadence of your progress, knowing that every action rooted in your “why: weaves a richer narrative of who you are and who you aspire to be. Continue to be consistent as you move towards your dreams, trusting your inner wisdom to help you create a life that resonates with your passion and purpose.
I would love to hear about your vision about what you want to move towards and what’s feeling like that next right step for you right now.
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Know that I am always cheering for you.
And always remember that you are right where you need to be on your journey. You are more than enough and you are so loved!
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I’m Catherine Wilde homeschool mama, yoga & meditation teacher, best selling author, and mom life coach. I believe you can feel calm and find your unshakable confidence as a mom, when you first care for yourself.
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