Intentions to Goals


Have fun setting goals

‘Goals create Purpose’

The benefit of setting goals is that it increases decision making skills and it gives one hope.

Personal goals can turn helplessness and hopelessness into hope!


Intention into Goal Setting @InsideAwareness

Integrating qualities from Somatic Awareness through Movement, Awareness through Communication and Awareness through Environment in a doable and concrete way to support health, wealth and harmony in ones lifestyle and relationships.    

It is suggested that one spends 3 days between steps 1 to 3.  Let the consideration of your intention integrate before moving head long into the next step.  Mull it over and give it life in the context of your day to day events.  

5 Step Action Plan to  integrate your dreams and turn intentions into goals 

Step #1 – Big View

The big view is checking in to what one hope to achieve for the coming year.  A simple way of taking this step is to consider being at the end of the year celebrating what quality was achieved.  Some ideas of big views:

  • loosing 100 pounds
  • new, great paying job
  • finding a partner
  • opening ones own business
  • getting a promotion

This first stage is recognizing the intention.  It is not all the action steps!  This is the pivotal point of change.  It is what is meaningful enough to make those small commitments towards change.  

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Step #2 – Seasonally

Like the big view this stage now begins to look at the four seasons that consist of 3 months each beginning with fall, winter, spring and summer.  Using the cycle of nature can increase the synchronicity of your own natural states of energy.  Of course goals can start any time during the year.  What this writer is suggesting is that summer is manifestation and usually when business and education are on a break.  If you want to develop a business plan, the action stage would be fall, while winter hums along at the mercy of holidays and the weather, while spring is new growth and busier like the fall season.  Spring does reflect new growth however it also represents summer and deadlines for fall growth and harvest.  

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Step # 3 – Life Areas

This third step begins to break down ones big views into consideration of how to balance ones life areas to improve the potential for success and a happy life while on the journey to the vision.  

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Step #4 – Lunar Calendar  

This fourth step happens at present time beginning with each new moon and then follows the lunar calendar.  It breaks the year and seasonal vision into 30 day actions plans. 


The lunar cycle is very forgiving and is one of the few goal setting techniques that supports one’s Nonviolent Communication practice.  It integrates an alternative to the insidious right, wrong, punishment and rewards culture of other systems.  Why would anyone want to find success without integrating self-empathy and transforming behaviour from meaning first versus feelings of shame and blame?

The lunar goals model the larger yearly pattern however it provides the actions steps through the daily calendar for integration of new ways of being, similar to the patterns of Feldenkrais Awareness through Movement and ones focus of attention in an state of empathetic consciousness. 

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 Step #5 – Get Personalized Coaching/Mentoring or arrange group learning opportunities

  • Turn Intentions into goals following pattern that increases self-esteem and confidence replacing self-judgements in areas of movement, relationships & lifestyle
  • Begin Planning now for 2019 using a model of integration where your vision can become reality.
  • Celebrate your commitment to yourself with monthly organized labyrinth walks to reflect and check in.

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Copyright 2014 – 2020 Renee Lindstrom, GCFP,
Jaw Release Program since 2007, Authored  Achieving your Goals  31 Day Program, Sleep Sweet Sleep, Kid’s Peace Bus Calendar of Values  Educational Program & InTouch with Your Values Self-Actualization Program.  Feldenkrais® Practitioner since 2007, Communication & Empathy Coach since 2004, Art of Placement  since 2000, Labyrinths of Victoria since 2012, #yyj Peace Week Grassroots Calendar Founder, Vice-Chair of World Children’s Summit on Peace & Nature in 2015