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Summer Vibes: Your Action Plan to a Summer of No Regrets

April 08, 20242 min read

As the warmth of summer draws near,

It's time to roll up your sleeves and start making plans for your best summer yet!

Summer isn't just about soaking up the sun (though that's certainly part of it!), it's also about growth, progress, and making the most of our precious time.

Follow the steps below to get started!

1. Define Your Destination: Picture yourself at the end of summer. What accomplishments do you want to celebrate?

Whether it's learning a new skill, improving your fitness, or traveling, clarity is key. Write down your goals in clear, specific terms.

2. Make SMART Goals: You've probably heard of SMART goals before, but let's break it down. Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Relevant, Time-bound.

Each goal should be like a roadmap guiding you toward success.

For instance, instead of saying "I want to get fit," try "I will walk for 30 minutes, five times a week, to improve my stamina by 20% by Labor Day.

3. Take Baby Steps: Rome wasn't built in a day, and your summer goals won't be either. Break down your goals into bite-sized actions that you can tackle each day.

Every step forward, no matter how small, is progress.

4. Stay Accountable: Share your goals with a friend or family member who can cheer you on and hold you accountable. It's amazing how much more motivated we become when we know someone is rooting for us.

Better yet, encourage a friend to join you and cheer each other on!

5. Embrace Failure: Yes, you read that right. Failure is not the end; it's a detour on the road to success.

If you stumble along the way, dust yourself off and keep moving forward. Every setback is a lesson in disguise. 

Stay open to new opportunities and be willing to adjust your plans as needed. Sometimes the most rewarding experiences come from unexpected detours.

Ready to make this summer your best one yet?

Let's turn those dreams into reality one bucket list item at a time. 

Stay connected and don't hesitate to reach out if you need any support in staying focused on your goals!

Even better, consider joining my Beyond the Bucket List Bootcamp.

In this interactive virtual program, we'll come together in a small group setting to not only organize your thoughts and overcome challenges but also to rediscover  your interests and passions.

Now, let's wrap this up with a challenge:   What one thing can you do today that your future self will thank you for?

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Kelley Gatewood

Kelley Gatewood, the driving force behind Simply No Regrets, is on a mission to inspire women, particularly fellow empty nesters and women starting a new chapter in their lives, to live authentically and purposefully. Embracing a full time, nomadic lifestyle, Kelley travels the country solo in her SUV, combining pet sitting, volunteering, and camping for lodging. Her passion lies in empowering women to step out of their comfort zones, embodying simplicity and intentionality to create lives without regrets. As a coach and digital course creator, Kelley equips women with the confidence and resilience needed to pursue their dreams, passions, and bucket list adventures. Through her own journey of intentional living and daily boundary-pushing, Kelley leads by example, demonstrating the transformative power of authenticity and courage. Email Kelley to invite her to your podcast or blog as a guest, and join her in inspiring others to embrace a life of no regrets, filled with purpose, adventure, and empowerment.

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