10 things I do/use to achieve my goals

This is one of my favorite topics. Personal dreams and goals! We all have them and they can relate to anything, they can be easily achievable or take many years. I talk about dreams a lot with my friends and family but many times we think "I don't know how", "I don't have time now", "I'm always working" or "maybe when I have more money". It's not always easy but if you really want something, you can always take small steps towards it. Achieving one's dreams and goals requires different things and I'm gonna share 10 things I use and do to get closer to my goals.

Tämä aihe on mun ehdoton suosikki. Henkilökohtaiset unelmat ja tavoitteet. Meillä kaikilla on niitä ja ne voivat liittyä ihan mihin tahansa. ne voivat olla helposti saavutettavassi tai kestää useamman vuoden. Puhun paljon unelmista perheeni ja kavereideni kanssa, mutta monesti me ajatellaan, että "en tiedä miten", "mulla ei oo aikaa nyt", "mä oon aina töissä" tai "ehkä sitten ku mulla on enemmän rahaa". Aina se ei olekaan helppoa, mutta jos jotain oikeasti haluaa, voi aina ottaa muutaman pienen askeleen eteenpäin. Omien unelmien ja tavoitteiden saavuttaminen vaatii erilaisia asioita ja kerron 10 tapaa, joita itse käytän ja teen päästäkseni lähemmäs tavoitteitani.

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1. Dream

We all have dreams and goals. They can be small or life-long but yet equally meaningful. We dream about owning a nice house, being healthy, having kids, having time for hobbies, having a nice job and good salary, traveling, studying, having money to do things and being good at something. Those were some universal goals but they are can be very personal to everyone. Someone wants to buy a small cottage while another wants to live in a big modern house. Or someone wants to travel to Greece for one week to relax while another is planning trip to Asia for 3 months. I love quote "After all, dreaming is a form of planning" because even though some of our dreams might be big, we can always dream about them, be aware of them and start to go for it.

2. Wake up early

I wake up early because I love slow mornings. I like to prepare a good breakfast, read my e-mails and put marks on my calendar. I'm more productive when I know that I have time to do things without hurry. Doesn't matter is it a weekday or a weekend.

3. Eat healthy and work out

I could live with pasta and pizza but I (try to) eat healthy because it is very important. I want to feel good and be energetic. I also love dancing so that's my workout.

4. Have a calendar and to do -lists

My one of the most important things I have is a calendar. To me, planning and being organized has always be key to success. Things are so much easier to do when you remember your goings-on, events, tasks and deadlines. I also love to do -lists because it is easy to remember smaller things what should be done.

5. Look for inspiration and motivations

Sometimes I have lack of motivation and inspiration, the first one is worse. Then I usually look inspiration from Pinterest, motivational quotes, all kinds of ideas and beautiful pictures. Usually it works but sometimes a long walk outside might be better.

6. Read and write Dream map -book

I bought this book in last November and I still use it to write down my dreams and goals. This book has very good contents about dreams, how to work for them, how to stop doubting your own dreams and let life create your dreams into reality. I like that you can put your dreams between two covers by using creativity. If you feel you're not going towards your dreams, you can always open the book and take a look of your dreams.

7. Have a clean house and environment

I spend a lot of time home so I want my environment to be tidy, clean and organized. It is so much nicer to focus doing things when there is no mess all over the place. During summers, I love to stay at our summer cottage because the green environment is so empowering and inspirational.

8. Do goal maps

This is a little bit same thing than Dream map book. Goal mapping is a tool created by Brian Mayne. I participated in one Goal mapping workshop a year ago and to me goal mapping is the best way to achieve dreams. At the moment, I use it to eat healthy, to save money and to do this blog. You can read more about here and I also recommend to read Goal Mapping book!

9. Believe, give time, be and stay positive

With negative thinking, you cannot go anywhere. I can't, I don't have money, I don't have time, I don't know how, I know it's not gonna work, I'm too this and that! NO! You're what you think so think positively. If you don't have time, watch less Netflix. If you don't know how, look for help and start learning. Nothing's gonna happen in one night so give yourself time.

10. Act

So, you have a goal and you want to achieve it? Star