4 easy steps: How to reach your goals and be happier


A goal without a plan is just a wish.

In your day-to-day job, i’m sure you work off some form of strategy, planned campaign or spreadsheet of an overarching business plan for the year. Do this for your life. Month to month. This may sound extensive, but believe me, if you want to be successful in every aspect of your life you need a clear and consistent plan.
The fun part of this plan though, is it is purely for the benefit of your own happiness and progression, like a monthly vision board tailored just for you.

Start off with the key overarching areas that you want to work on in that month. For example in July I have chosen to focus on four key areas of my life.
Health: Drink 2 litres of water a day, take vital vitamins every day, exercise 3 x a week.
Wealth: Save X amount for holidays/house. Pay off X amount of student loan.
Love: Be kinder to myself, be a better friend and girlfriend.
Blog: Be consistent: post 2x blog posts a week. Keep up with scheduling tweets, post daily on Instagram. Join in with blogger chats.
Whatever works for you and fits your goals for the month. Remember the point of this is to make your life better and more manageable so try and keep it as positive as you can.
As  you plan your month you will see where your priorities lie, helping you focus, visualise and manifest a productive and happier month.
 A journey of a thousand miles begins with one single step.
Mini plans are my favourite because by accomplishing mini goals, you are taking small steps towards your goal and becoming the girl boss you are (plus they are really cute lols). What are you doing right now to achieve your goals? Writing down the progress you’re making towards your goal is helpful because it turns your progress into reality. And then once you’ve ticked them off you can see everything you have achieved in that day, week or month. The best thing is they are easy to do, you can make your own or you can print one off for free online (yay for free cute things).
Some examples of my ‘mini’ goals are:
Tuesday the 19th July.
  • Go the gym at 7:30am
  • Schedule my blogging tweets for the week
  • Pack lunch instead of buying food out (save money)
  • Meet friends at 6pm
  • Pay phonebill
None of these things are particularly ground breaking, but day to day sticking to each ‘mini’ goal, helps shape your life, making your goals more manageable and manifesting productivity and positivity.


Many a yoga and spiritual teacher has banged on about ‘intention’. I’ve largely ignored it due to not really understanding it, my advice to you? Understand it. It really is life changing. In yoga intention is the act which focuses on what your highest self wants rather than ‘brain thinking’. It helps you focus on why you want to achieve what you set out to achieve. Look back at your list, and write down your intention behind it.

Intention summed up:

A) An act or instance of determining mentally upon some action or result.

B) Purpose or attitude toward the effect of one’s actions or conduct.

Example: I want to go to the gym tomorrow.

Intention: to increase my health, serotonin levels and help me focus through my working day.

By focusing on the intention behind your goal and why you are trying to achieve it, this helps razor sharp your focus and increase your chances of achieving this goal by consistently reminding you why you started.

This helps manifest and attract good things into your life.


Enjoy little things card journal with flowers on desk

You finally managed to go to the gym today? Celebrate it. You pushed past your anxiety and went to a social event? Celebrate it. You finished that report you’ve been putting off? Celebrate it. Look life isn’t always easy and it doesn’t run as smooth as a Hollywood rom- com. Even with the best possible intentions, sometimes we may not be able to reach our goals that week. Tell yourself this right now, it really is okay. This is something I have had to learn to let go of personally as I am a huge control freak; learning to let go when I don’t live up to my own expectations.

Celebrate the little achievements rather than concentrating on any perceived failures, write them down in your journal and be proud of them.



  1. July 13, 2016 / 4:39 pm

    I love this post and absolutely love your style of writing. I’m massive on creating tasks and lists so I feel you there!

    Amanda. amandabootes.co.uk

    • Blonde Ambition
      July 14, 2016 / 10:27 am

      Thanks lovely! Got to love a list! ha thanks for reading! Xo

  2. July 15, 2016 / 5:40 pm

    Love this post! Basically what I strive to do but better laid out. 🙂

  3. July 21, 2016 / 2:44 pm

    I adore this post. There’s nothing better than a list, and these tips are great to be reminded of. Thanks for writing an amazing post xx

    • Blonde Ambition
      July 22, 2016 / 12:23 pm

      Ahh thanks so much for reading, hope it helped 🙂 Xo

  4. July 25, 2016 / 4:53 pm

    Lovely post and great advice! I think it’s beneficial to set goals and I definitely need to work more towards some of mine, especially blogging goals!

  5. July 25, 2016 / 5:06 pm

    Love this post!!! I always make lil lists but not as organised as this – definitely going to get a nice planner & be sure to stick to all my mini goals! XOXO

  6. July 26, 2016 / 9:19 pm

    Great tips! I like the idea of creating mini plans too, and celebrating successes even the small ones. Brilliant post, followed you on Bloglovin’ xxx

    AlLittleKiran | Bloglovin

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