Setting goals is a very effective way of achieving what we want from life. Setting effective goals with a clear strategy is also a really good tool to helping us treat depression and is one small way that you can help yourself if you are feeling lost and don’t know which way to turn. Setting goals in life helps us to get direction, be motivated and keep us focused.
Most of us have big goals in mind but don’t really use an effective plan to turn these goals into reality. Often the goals seem impossible, too hard to achieve or so far away that we just wish that we had what we wanted and leave it at that as we get on with daily life.
Setting effective goals gives us a clear plan, shows us what areas we need to put work in, shows us where we are perhaps letting ourselves down in meeting these goals and provides motivation.
So, how do we achieve goals?
Brainstorm your goals
Grab a pen and paper and brainstorm the things you want to achieve in life. Writing things down makes them more real and makes you feel accountable. It is also easier to track your progress. [Read more…]