After all, when we ask the question "where do you want to be when you're 80?"— a cornerstone of the PowerSheets process! — 99% of the time the answer comes back to relationships. Deep, loving, trust-filled relationships where we feel seen and known are what we all crave... but sometimes we're just not sure how to get there.
After all, this type of goal can feel fuzzy, can't it? How do I "love someone better"? The good news: it's actually much easier than we make it out to be! Like all goals, the secret is to break down your big-picture goal of loving people well or growing your relationships into simple mini goals and action steps. Little by little, your PowerSheets will help you do this!
Whether you're hoping to nurture your relationship with your significant other, your kiddos, your family, or your friends, follow along this month on Instagram as we share inspired ideas from this community and Team Cultivate. There's sure to be an idea that's perfect for you and your loved ones!
To kick us off, we're sharing a few examples of creative mini goals and monthly goal ideas from the PowerSheets community. For more relationship-focused weekly and daily action step ideas, click here!
One of my big-picture goals for the year is to "be a generous friend." I say I go deep, not wide, with friends, and if that’s true, I want to go all-in on this strategy. To do this, I chose 8 “focal friends” for the year to very intentionally love, delight, and care for. I've brainstormed get-togethers that would be fun and meaningful for each gal, and each month, I'm taking the initiative to schedule two! — Emily, Cultivate's Chief of Staff
To focus on my relationship with my husband, I'm scheduling a date night every other weekend. I want the dates to be fun and include something we would otherwise not do, so I adopted "ABC dating." The first week, you do a date night that starts with “A” (archery, aquarium, etc.). We are having fun just thinking of ideas and planning! — Jill
While on our first-ever vacation without our kiddos, my husband and I asked ourselves all "36 Questions that Lead to Love," made famous in the NY Times. We spaced them out over several days, and it was a perfect through-line for our time together. Even though we'd been together for 13 years at the time, we still learned something new about each other! — Emily
We'll be popping up on Instagram with more ideas throughout the month of February, and we can't wait to hear the ways you're growing your relationships with PowerSheets, too! Drop them in the comments here and you just might see yourself featured later this month :)
Psst — If you're digging into a relationship goal, our digital Goal Guides are for you! We have ones focused on parenting, your relationship with your significant other, and friendship. They're the perfect complement to your PowerSheets!