Happy Easter Sunday! This is one of my favorite times of years because all the spring colors tend to be out and it makes everything seem bright and happy. I am not sure where you are right now or how you are spending your long weekend but I hope you’re spending it with those you love.
One of the things I realized as I was looking at my calendar this morning is that we are already finished the first quarter of this year. Normally I don’t recognize things such as this but I am trying to create more awareness of times/dates so that I stick to my goals. That brings me to the topic of this newsletter.
Goal setting serves a very important function in our lives. It helps us know where we are going (instead of just floating about) and guides us in our day-to-day lives towards the life that we really want. Many of us set goals at different times of the year but one of the more common times to set goals is, of course, January 1st. One of the most important things you can do when setting goals is to set S-M-A-R-T goals. To see what this is all about Click Here to read my previous blog on it.
One of the other most important things you can do when setting goals is set reminders to check back in and see how you are coming along. It can be easy to set goals when you are feeling motivated to change but more difficult to follow through with them as time goes on. By setting reminders it makes you check back in to see where you are at and what you need to do in order to be successful.
With the first quarter of this year over, take some time to reflect on your relationship goals. Perhaps your relationship isn’t something you consciously set goals for but that doesn’t mean you don’t have them. Perhaps you are finding yourself wanting to have a date night on a regular basis. Maybe you want to learn to disconnect from technology more frequently so that you can spend quality time with your partner instead of always being distracted. Or maybe you want to really commit yourself to working through some of the reoccurring issues you are facing so that your relationship moves forward. Whatever it is, take some time to ask yourself if you are making this a priority and what you are going to commit/recommit to doing in order to make this the year where you meet your goals. While we all have many things in our lives that occupy our time research has shown that the only predictor for long-term happiness is our relationships. There is no better time than today to focus on creating your healthiest and happiest relationship.
Wishing you a wonderful Easter filled with much love, happiness and connection.