Celebrating Your Accomplishments: 7 Steps to Flawless Goal-Setting

The key to happiness might be in the celebration of accomplishing your goals.

Do you ever feel like you’ve accomplished something amazing but you’re quick to say “okay NEXT!!”?  Let Lauren teach you how to celebrate because the celebration of accomplishing your goals could be the key to true happiness.

Straight up, we don’t celebrate ourselves enough.  Especially when we’ve put time and effort into something.  In Lauren’s goal setting programs, she assigns a reward or celebration for EACH goal you accomplish.  This could be anything from a bath, to a nice meal at your favorite restaurant to a trip around the world.

If you’ve recently done or accomplished something amazing, NOW is the time to celebrate.  What will make you feel delicious and taken care of? What do you need more of in your life right now?

Here is Lauren’s 7-Step Goal-Setting Process (notice step 3 about celebrating):

  1. Get your goal into the proper verbiage. “I __________ by date.”
  2. Write down all the reasons why you want to/must accomplish it.
  3. Write down what you’ll do to celebrate when you achieve it. 
  4. Set you action plans. Items you must do to complete your goal (choose dates here too!).
  5. Schedule your goal AND action plans in your calendar.
  6. Share your goal with an accountability buddy. Let them know what you’re up to and ask for support.
  7. Maintain your goal, keep it visible (printed) and updated.


A few other notes on celebrating. Try to keep your rewards in line with what you’re working toward.  For example, if you’re trying to save money for a trip, don’t purchase a $300 handbag.  Instead, think of ways to celebrate around self-care and home environment. If you’ve just lost 15lbs, don’t celebrate by going to Taco Bell.  Instead, host a healthy potluck with your closest friends! Lauren’s advice is to just find what feels good.

Tell us how you’ll celebrate! What have you accomplished lately?  What are you working toward? Go forth and spoil yourselves Vixens.  YOU DESERVE IT!!


Santa Ynez Valley-based goal coach, Lauren Bragg, will be co-leading the first official Valley Wellness Collective retreat on Saturday, April 27, 2019.  While there will be a variety of activities throughout the day that will focus on self-care and mindfulness, Lauren will be leading a workshop on goal setting and journaling. She has been a goal coach for nearly a decade and has worked with thousands of women to help them achieve what is most meaningful by using a crystal-clear system that will bring the ideas bouncing around in your mind to fruition.  In order to reach your goals, it is important to write down steps to achieve these goals and then take the time to celebrate your accomplishments.

Lauren Bragg

Lauren Bragg is a board-certified Health Coach and a graduate of the Institute for Integrative Nutrition. She has been a goal coach for 5 years now and has two degrees from Humboldt State University. With over 10 years in the health and wellness industry, Bragg has counseled over 16,000 wonderful women she calls her second family.