Meditate. Simple meditative exercises, such as focusing on your breathing, will help you develop a state of mind that is conducive to goal setting. The purpose of meditation is to cultivate a sense of inner tranquility to calm yourself, so that you are able to change your thoughts from negative ones to positive ones. Doing so will help stabilize your mood so that you can articulate your goals more effectively.
Light a candle or incense. Doing so will help develop an ambiance and an environment that is suitable to goal setting. Scented candles, particularly those that smell like lavender or sandalwood can create a pleasant environment to help you focus on what you would like to achieve in life.
Buy special stationary or a nice journal to record your goals in. This will help create a pleasant visual atmosphere that will help you outline your dreams.
Take some time for reflecting on your achievements. Looking back at your efforts and how you were able achieve past goals will also help develop an appropriate mood for goal setting.