New Year | New Goals

Hello gorgeous and welcome to a brand spanking fresh year!

We might be a few days in already, but Little Ray of Sunshine is just getting back into the swing of things after a beautiful summer break. I’ve been spending the past week and a bit thinking about my intentions for this year while road tripping up to stunning Byron Bay for Falls Festival.

This is one of my favourite times of the year – a fresh year and a new start, the chance to set some great goals for the 12 months ahead as well as look back on the ones that were set this time last year.

I was never big into goal setting until a few years ago after a gentle push and shove from my better half {read about my journey with goal setting here} but I’ve been a huge advocate ever since. Being able to go back over the goals I set the previous year and tick most of them off my list is always an incredible feeling.


I finished my goals today and this year wrote down a few intentions as well to expand on some of my aims for the year.

You might be thinking, that’s all very well but how do I actually set these ‘goals’?

If you’re new to setting goals, try writing 1-2 dot points under headings that are important to you. For example, I chose the headings Love, Life, Career, Spirituality, Health & Fitness and Community. Then I chose my main goals from the intentions I’d written under each of my headings.

I’m thrilled to share with you some of my intentions for this amazing year ahead…

2014 | My year to shine

  • Run a half marathon

  • Holdays to Bali, Noosa and Vietnam

  • Move house & get a dog {so domestic!}

  • Learn how to be on time {eep, this is such a tricky one for me!}

  • Become an events styling champion!

  • Improve eating – eat clean, unprocessed food 80% of the time

  • Maintain and increase active lifestyle {pilates 3 x week, run 3 x week, yoga 1 x week}

To ramp up the inspo, I also watched Jobs before commencing my working year. Great to get some motivation from Steve Jobs, who no matter what you might have thought of him was a forward-thinking, do-er and just made sh*t happen.


Tell me, do you set goals at the start of the New Year? What are you hoping 2014 holds for you?

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