Creating goals is a great way to give yourself direction, focus, and motivation. Whether your goals are HUGE or small, the first step in achieving them is deciding exactly they are!
It doesn’t matter what the month is, this will help if you feel like you’re lacking direction, you feel overwhelmed by all that's going on in your life or if you have a huge project you want to kick into gear.
Ok, so how exactly do I do this?
To create your goals, you would need to know what it is you want in the first place. Now knowing what you’re hoping to achieve can be a huge stumbling block.
Here's how you can work it out:
1. Start with the things you enjoy. We are happiest when we’re using our strengths. Write down the five things you enjoy most in life. Can you identify any goals associated with using these strengths?
2. Don’t get too caught up in ‘big’ things. A lot of the time when we think about goals, we think they need to be really big (and that's good) – but this can be overwhelming. Change how you think about goals. A goal can be anything you want to do or achieve – big, small or completely random, such as learning how to fold a fitted sheet (I'm going to add this to my list too lol!) or taking part in a marathon.
3. Turn it into a positive. Think of five or ten things that you don’t want. Then turn them around to become positive goals. For example, turn the negative goal ‘I don’t want to be stuck at home’ into a positive one: ‘I want to travel more.’
I would leave you with this question to ask yourself this week:
- What do I really want? Is there something I've always wanted to do that I haven't?