Any new goals you’re working on? I’m sharing some thoughts on goal making today with Grove Collaborative. Last week my friend hosted a goals workshop at her home, and all 15 of us women who attended admitted the same thing…
That we hated goals. Avoided them at all cost. We talked about a few obstacles that were in play, but it turned out most of us were just really scared of failing and disappointing ourselves. We had enough on our plates without adding any new goals to it come January 1. Do you feel the same? Normally, I’m definitely fall in this category.
My friend who ran the workshop, Shira, had some really good suggestions. One was picking a small thing you can do differently every day in a category you feel is lacking (home/work/personal/relationship/health/finances). For me, one of my goals was getting my family more involved in cleaning. I wanted to start small, so right after dinner we’ve been doing a 5 minute clean up. Everyone runs around and puts their own stuff away for 5 minutes. It’s not that long, but it’s a good habit so far. I’m hoping to keep it up. Dot’s not great at cleaning up as a 2 yr old, but she does love carrying the Grove caddy and spraying surfaces all.day.long.
I also want to reduce the plastic waste our family goes through. Another tip was to get specific with your goal. So I’m decided I’m going to replace all window, tub/tile, and all purpose cleaning bottles with the Grove Collaborative Concentrates in the reusable glass spray bottles. Those little concentrate tubes are so tiny and produce way less plastic waste than a plastic bottle of spray. You just pour them into the bottle and add water. Also it feels like I’m getting such a deal because guys, water is free and you’re paying for mostly water when you buy a plastic bottle of cleaner.
I’m a huge fan of Grove Collaborative and excited that I’ll be partnering with them this year to share some fun home content with you all. They’re a curated collection of all the best eco-friendly, non-toxic brands for your home. Brands you probably already love and use everyday like Mrs. Meyers, Seventh Generation, Method, and even their own Grove products. They’re all in one place which makes shopping so easy and convenient. The prices rival those at your nearest store, and they price match for VIP members. Other great services include things like scheduled deliveries, texting services to add last minute items to an order, and rigorous standards for environmentally friendly companies. Lastly, everything is beautifully designed, which I really appreciate. I can leave cleaning supplies out without them being an eye sore!
A 3 pack of Grove Collaborative Concentrates to mix your own eco-friendly cleaners (I looove these so much!), a Grove Collaborative Glass Spray Bottle (could they be more beautiful?), a Grove caddy to store and transport your cleaning supplies, and a set of Grove walnut scrubber sponges. You don’t have to a new customer to get a free gift. Existing customers will receive a set of Grove walnut scrubber sponges.
Just be sure you head to this link when you make your purchase to get the free gifts.
Another helpful thing I took away from the goal workshop was to embrace the negativity that comes along with making goals. The part of yourself that is so scared to set a goal because you’ll (almost certainly) fail for one reason or another is an important part to pay attention to, and not ignore. There’s a great article about it here, and I found it really refreshing. Essentially the idea is that you write the reasons why your negativity is telling you that the goal is impossible, and then tackle each negative belief, attempting to replace it with something more neutral or a plan to solve the obstacle. My pragmatic brain loves strategies like that!
Have you ever been to a goals workshop? It was a lot like group counseling with yummy snacks and bubbly wine. We’re planning on meeting again to check in next month, I’m curious to see how this all progresses. I’m also working on some work goals and excited to share those with you as they develop more fully.
Thanks to Grove Collaborative for sponsoring this post. Don’t forget to use this link as a new or existing customer to get your free gift with a $20 purchase. Also, check out some ideas for spring cleaning with lemons we worked on with Grove last year.