Jan - Goal Setting

Goal setting can feel overwhelming. Students often have big ideas and big dreams, but they don’t yet have the experience of breaking down and organizing a goal into steps.  Counselors in the NormanAid Wellness Center help students to  create realistic goals by breaking old patterns and creating new, healthy habits. “Patience, positive thinking, mindfulness, understanding, acceptance, resilience - you can’t master these things overnight. It is just like building a muscle. Every day you need to work on it, practice it and cultivate it. “ Mo Seetubtim

Happy New Year Normans!

The new year is an opportunity for you to reflect on how you want to spend Spring Semester and your next 12 months.  Taking the time to make thoughtful goals and a clear plan for your year will set you up for success and hold you accountable. 

Goals give you a sense of self-determination and accomplishment, which can give you a hit of dopamine, a brain chemical that makes you feel happy. During this month, we will teach students how to successfully set realistic and attainable goals.

January is “Goal Setting” month. 

Our motto for this month is “Dreams Matter.” Please join us in our January Support programs. 

(January 11th) 


Grab a goal-setting kit at one of NormanAid’s resource tables! Our 2022 gift to you is an array of worksheets and supplies that not only will help you set goals, but will give you the best chance to reach them.

(January 18th) 


Season 2, Episode 1: “One Goal At A Time: Resolutions For Healthier And Happier Living”


Ryan Weiss is one of L.A.’s premier life coaches and a certified Kundalini yoga and meditation teacher. He helps people accomplish their big goals at work, in relationships, and with their health by becoming centered in their confidence, creativity, and power. 

(Week of January 24th) 

Growth Mindset & S.M.A.R.T. Goals

Students participating in physical education and athletics will participate in classroom lessons and discussions about growth mindset and setting attainable SMART goals .

Create new, healthy habits -  2020-21 gave us an opportunity to reexamine our goals, plans, relationships and priorities. Counselors in the NormanAid Wellness Center can help you create realistic and meaningful goals. Please make an appointment on NormanAidRequest.org.

Be Safe & Well,

Ali Norman-Franks & NormanAid Counseling Team


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