Welcome back to "Your Dream Life" podcast.

Today, we're diving into a topic that's perfect for this time of year: the mid-year reset.

We're nearly halfway through the year, and it's the ideal time to pause, reflect, and reset so the next six months can be your most productive ever.

In this episode, we'll explore:

  1. Reflecting on the past six months to understand your progress and challenges.
  2. Revisiting and revising your dreams and goals to ensure they're still aligned with your values and vision.
  3. Breaking down big dreams into manageable steps to keep you motivated and on track.
  4. Creating a productive environment and morning routine to set the tone for success.

Grab a cup of tea or coffee, find a comfy spot - or take me with you on a walk -  and let's get started on this mid-year reset journey.

Whether you're focusing on personal or professional goals, or a bit of both, this episode is packed with tips and strategies to help you finish the year strong.

Listen in to get inspired and take actionable steps towards your dream life - whatever that means for you.

As always, I’d LOVE to hear what resonates with you from this episode and what you plan to implement after listening in. So please share and let’s keep the conversation going in the Dream Life Podcast Facebook Group here.    

Have a wonderful weekend… and remember, it all starts with a dream 💛

Enjoy! 💛

Dream Life Founder 



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Hello, and welcome back to another episode of "Your Dream Life." I'm Kristina Karlsson, and today we are diving into a topic that is perfect for this time of year: the mid-year reset.

We are halfway through the year, and it's the perfect moment to pause, reflect, and reset so the next six months can be your most productive ever. Whether you're working on personal or professional dreams and goals, or a bit of both, I've got plenty of tips and strategies to share with you today. So grab a cup of tea or coffee, find a comfy spot, and let's get started.

Number one: Reflect on the year so far

First things first, reflection. Before we look ahead, it's important to take stock of what the first half of the year has been like. So grab your journal or a notebook and spend some time reflecting on the following questions:

- What were your dreams and goals at the beginning of the year?

- What have you achieved so far towards those dreams and goals?

- What challenges have you faced?

Let's be real here, we all have challenges, big ones and small ones. What have you learned about yourself? This one is crucial because there is so much to learn. The most important thing is to make sure that we really understand what that is so you can move forward and not do it again. Taking this time to reflect helps you see how far you have come and understand what might need to change to keep moving forward.

Number two: Revisit and revise your dreams and goals

Once you have reflected, it's time to revisit your dreams and goals. Sometimes our dreams and goals need tweaking as the year progresses. Ask yourself:

- Are these dreams and goals still aligned with my values and long-term vision?

Sometimes that changes due to getting sick, going through a separation, losing a job or a business. Many things can happen in six months that might mean we need to adjust our goals. If your dreams and goals still align with your vision, ask yourself:

- Do they excite me? Do they challenge me?

If any of your dreams and goals no longer serve you, it's okay to let them go. Replace them with new, inspiring dreams and goals that align with where you want to go next. 

Number three: Break down your dreams and goals into manageable steps

Big dreams and goals can often feel overwhelming, so break them down into smaller, more manageable steps. Here's a method I love: quarterly milestones. What do you need to do this quarter to stay on track to achieve your six-month goals? If you've been listening to this podcast for a while or are in my program, you know that every quarter is treated as a mini-year where we replan and refocus.

Next, think about monthly milestones. What do you need to achieve each month to stay on track? Then, weekly wins. What small wins can you celebrate each week? Celebrate them to build momentum. Daily actions: what daily actions will move you closer to your dreams and goals? It's easy to get busy, but ensure you're busy doing the right things.

Number four: Prioritize and focus

With your dreams, goals, and steps in place, prioritize. Focus on what will have the biggest impact. Here's a tip: the 80/20 rule. Focus on the 20% of tasks that will yield 80% of the results. This will help you make significant progress without spreading yourself too thin.

Number five: Create a productive environment

Your environment plays a huge role in your productivity. Here are some tips to create a space that supports your dreams and goals:

- Declutter: A clean space can lead to a clear mind. I can't work if I have a messy desk or room.

- Inspiration: Surround yourself with inspiration, like vision boards and quotes.

- Tools: Ensure you have all the tools you need at hand.

Number six: Implement a morning routine

A powerful way to set the tone for a productive day is through a morning routine. Here's what mine includes:

- Mindfulness: Start with meditation or journaling to center yourself.

- Movement: Get your body moving to boost energy and focus.

- Planning: Review your daily goals and priorities.

Number seven: Take care of your well-being

Productivity isn't just about doing more; it's about doing better. That means taking care of your well-being. Ensure you get enough rest, eat nourishing foods, and take regular breaks to recharge.

Number eight: Connect and share

Lastly, connect with others. Share your dreams, goals, and progress with a friend or join the Dream Life community. Sharing your journey can provide accountability, support, encouragement, and inspiration.

So there you have it, a mid-year reset to make the next six months your most productive ever. Remember, it's not about perfection but progress. Take these tips, implement them in your own way, and watch your productivity and joy skyrocket.

And if you need a little more inspiration and a few more tips, join my free workshops coming up. I'll link to them in the show notes or head over to "Your Dream Life Starts Here." I'm holding two workshops, and they are free and all about helping you with this reset. I hope to see you there.

Thank you for tuning in. If you found this episode helpful, please share it with a friend or leave me a review. I really appreciate it. And if you haven't already, join the Dream Life community for more inspiration and support.

As always, I'll be back on Monday with a new Monday motivation episode. I'll see you then.


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