shine day 31: spark your self-acceptance with goals

This year, I started a new ritual.  I set 3 goals monthly for me to focus my energy.  Sometimes they are very tangible (organize 10 small spaces in my house) and sometimes they are more conceptual (work on increasing my sense of calm and wellbeing).  They always help.  As shine draws to a close, I want to leave you with a tool that will help you navigate your own self-acceptance, authenticity, and self-awareness journey moving forward.


Today:  Write down three goals you have for the month of September.  Consider what you most need emotionally, physically, mentally, spiritually, and relationally to be well and allow those things to show up in your goals.

1.  What are your three goals for September?  What inspired these goals?

2.  How will you insure that you can meet your goals?

3.  What was your greatest learning from the shine journey?

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Excited about this journey?  Want more?  Pick up Beautiful You: A Daily Guide to Radical Self-Acceptance for a year long plan and guidance.

I’ll be taking the weekend off from posting but tune in September 5th for observations on shine and where to go from here!

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7 responses to “shine day 31: spark your self-acceptance with goals”

  1. Valerie

    Three goals for September:
    Graduate from college.
    Begin work in more depth on my beautiful me journal and my journey to self-acceptance.
    Incorporate more movement into each of my days.

    These goals are inspired by the fact that I am learning to treat myself as a human being worthy of being taken care of by me.

    Meeting goals is usually easy for me…just the act of setting them is reason enough to complete them; it is like a personal challenge that I will not fail at!

    My greatest learning in the shine journey is that I am not the only one who struggles with self acceptance, but that each of us has to find out for ourselves what works best in our lives. And I’m learning, slowly, that the journey is the important part; arriving means I’m done…and I don’t ever want to be done improving.

  2. Jamie

    My 3 goals for September:
    1. go to a meditation weekend retreat
    2. journal 3 gratitudes daily
    3. get a massage

    I’ll post these on the fridge (replacing my summer goals list, since it is coming to an end) so I can check them off when I do them!

  3. Susannah

    1. What are your three goals for September? What inspired these goals?

    – get the app ready to go live in the app-store
    – do the catering job I have on the 15th well
    – get my lessons started up and ensure there is a good working attitude in my classes

    My goals are all inspired by necessity and deadlines, but that’s ok. I think I’ll have an extra goal: get a facial, just for a treat.

    2. How will you insure that you can meet your goals?

    The deadlines on the first two should help, but I have the ‘Rosie Molinary’-planning system, which is making a lot possible at the moment. The third I will do by being clear to my pupils about what I expect from them, and having clear lesson plans, which I will be making this weekend.

    3. What was your greatest learning from the shine journey?

    That if I sit down at the beginning and the end of the day and think about self-acceptance and do the ‘exercises’, then I am already half way there. So thank you, Rosie, and guest writers! Enjoy your weekend off.

  4. Cecile

    That’s a tool I love! 36 little steps that can be done each year. Each success is empowering. Each failure an opportunity to analyse and go ahead.

    OK, I take the opportunity to report also on my August’s goals:
    – follow my basic wellness prescription in order to build proper habits.
    Partially done. I should work on the DAILY aspect of it.

    – daily 15 min of paper organisation.
    Not done at all… Sure, I did not have enough power to do all I wanted to, but honestly, this paper organisation is not my favorite one so it became the “last priority”.

    – re-arrange my craft supplies in the basement.
    Not completely finished but on a good way. Within one week I’ll be done.

    September’s goals:
    – Daily 15 min of paper organisation! what else… 😉
    – Complete the few Shine exercizes I missed so far.
    – Daily apply my basic wellness prescription. I really want it to become a habit.
    Yes, I’m not aiming too high or new, I’m just persistent here, and that’s what I need to achieve these goals, and go further next month.

    I totally loved the quality and variety of the impulses of Shine – as well from post writers as the experience of participants. Day 15 was probably the biggest learning/insight to me, and all the other posts enabled me to go deeper. For instance, I wouldn’t have been able to define my self-acceptance process (Day 30) so clearly without Shine.

    I am sure that I could take this journey again in one year or more, and realize that there is another aspect of my self-acceptance I could work on. A great toolbox! Thanks a lot for all the work you did!

  5. Kip DeForest

    What have I learned from Shine? How much I have to learn!!! I think I need to run it all over again! So many wonderful ideas to think over and try to incorporate into my daily routine! Thanks to Rosie and all her guests!

  6. emily strickland

    Goal 1. I am running a 5k on Sept 29. I’ve run a few 5ks before (not many), but I want to finish this one feeling strong, and ready to move on to longer distances. I have an itch to run a half Marathon, but still have plenty of doubt. I want to finish this race feeling like I could keep going.
    Goal 2. Get back to church. Summer travels and laziness have taken hold, and we are out of the habit. My soul needs to go back and hear the music and spill out in prayer.
    Goal 3. Pay attention to what I am eating. Nuff said.

  7. Chibi Jeebs

    My goals are to be physically active 3 times a week, to not allow myself to bully myself into doing too much, and to continue the work I’ve done here.

    Thank you so, so much for doing this for us, Rosie. You rock. <3

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