Welcome to Your 2024 Mid-Year Refresh!

Welcome to Your 2024 Mid-Year Refresh!

by: Emily Thomas

We're halfway through the year, and now it's time for a Mid-Year Refresh—a chance to pause, refresh, celebrate, and move forward with clarity on your goals and what matters most!

No matter how this year has gone—what you have or have not accomplished—your progress, your intention, your effort, your joy is worth celebrating! And so this week, whether you're a PowerSheets® user or not, join us in beating the heat and diving into a simple 2024 refresh. You'll be so glad you did!

But first, let's take a moment to notice where we are. It's easy—and often tempting—to keep racing along, head down, teeth gritted, just hoping that the plans we've put in place will hold. We don't want to pause to look around, because—if we're honest—we don't think we'll like what we see. We don't think we'll like how we're spending our time, or what we're prioritizing, or how we're treating the people we love.

Friend, that's understandable. But it doesn't have to be that way! If you don't like the direction you're headed, you can change—this week, this moment. Change is possible, and any day can be a fresh start. Downloading this simple worksheet and spending a few minutes with these prompts could be a great first step. Stepping out bravely and trying a new tool might be a good second one.

No matter what regrets you have, though, this is also a time to celebrate! We're about to notch six months of the wildly precious year of 2024, and I guarantee you have glimmers to celebrate: decisions you're proud of, habits established, habits broken, new or renewed relationships, happy memories, kind words, ways you've shown up for others, goals achieved.

We're going to linger on these wins, too, because they remind us how small steps forward, taken over time, really do add up. They change our days, and they change the days of the people around us! The ripple effect of living on purpose, no matter how imperfectly, is always worth celebrating.


There are three steps to the Mid-Year Refresh. Download this simple worksheet and spend a few minutes with these prompts!

1. Refresh your mind. What simple action steps can you take this week to clear your mind and gain a fresh perspective? (Try one of ours if you're stuck!)

2. Refresh your big picture. You’ve gained new perspective this year about what matters and what doesn’t in the big picture. Now, imagine yourself years from now. Looking back on the whole of your life, where will you be grateful you spent your time and attention? 

3. Refresh your focus. Knowing what matters to you in the big picture helps you to know where to use your time—it helps you to focus instead of trying to do it all. What is the ONE THING you most want to cultivate in the second half of this year?

Looking for a tool to help you cultivate what matters in the second half of the year?

We think you might love the PowerSheets® goal planner! While the 2025 One-Year version will launch in September, you have two intentional tools that will help you get started right now: the Fresh Start Goal Planner and the 90-Day PowerSheets®. They both combine guided goal coaching with daily or weekly planning pages. And they're undated, so you can start anytime! 

Even better: if you buy a Fresh Start or set of 90-Day PowerSheets this week, you'll get three months FREE of Goal School Premium! (!) We'd love to have you join us in the best goal-setting community around! This offer is good June 17-23, 2024. No code necessary!

A year from now—six months from now!—you'll be glad you started today.

And now for the celebration! We'd love to hear: what's one goal win you're celebrating from the first half of 2024? Don't be shy—we'd love to cheer you on in the comments!

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Emily Thomas

Emily Thomas

Emily Thomas

Emily Thomas is Cultivate What Matters' Content Strategist and Writer. With over a decade at Cultivate, Emily loves helping women uncover what matters, set good goals, and live them out with joy. Her free time is spent with her high-school-sweetheart husband and three young kiddos.

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