Spring Goals

Setting New Goals For Health and Home

Jumping up to motivate your goal setting. When there is a change in seasons and weather, it is a perfect opportunity to set new goals. Southern California weather has been cold and funky the past two months and many of “my people” have expressed feeling dreary and unmotivated.

SAD(Seasonal Affective Disorder) is a real term referring to mood changes due to poor weather conditions. There are several studies about how climate can heighten or disrupt your level of contentment and motivation. According to an article in Psychology Today, “Seasonal affective disorder is estimated to affect 10 million Americans.”* Typically, sunshine and light equate to elevated moods while cloudy, cold, and dark weather often create a mimicking mindset of gloom and doom.

Spring is for change! The very word is an action verb. Spring into action!

Before I move forward in this conversation with tips on how to set new goals, I want to be clear in stating that if you feel sad and unmotivated often, it’s important to reach out and seek support through family, friends, and medical experts.

If you are energized by the sunshine and the warmth, it’s time to get organized and set a new goal or two.

Let’s talk organization first. I’ve mentioned before that an organized space promotes an organized brain. This can lead to an organized calendar, an organized day, and so on and so forth.

Tip 1– Organize the space you spend most of your time in first.

Next, what goal did you put off over the winter? Let’s get it back on the “organized” calendar.

Tip 2– Write down your goal and set a DTAG (Date to achieve goal)

Third, Summer is around the corner. Choose a health goal you would like to achieve by then. K.I.S.S.

I’m not calling you names. It’s just the perfect acronym I repeat in my head often. I changed it a bit to sweeten it up. (Keep It Simple Sweetheart)

Tip 3– Set a new health goal. Drink more water, exercise one extra day, sleep 7-8 hours for 2 weeks straight, get a massage, take a deep breathe at every red light.

Sending love and light as you add a little spring to your step.

* https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/conditions/seasonal-affective-disorder