As life edges towards a new reality it might be a good idea to look at your goals. This might be revisiting the goals you made at the start of 2020, it might be adapting your existing goals so that they match where you are with things now or, it might be setting yourself new goals to help you move forward. At OutdoorCure we have long advocated the idea of revisiting your goals rather than setting them and not looking at them again until a year has passed only to realise that they did not even feature. Revisiting goals can help you to stay on track, propel you forward and also to make any adjustments needed if your circumstances or wants have changed. With this in mind, today’s blog is going to explore what else we can do in order to commit to and achieve our goals. We hope it will motivate you to relook at yours or inspire you to write some new ones. It seems like a great time to make that move!
The OutdoorCureOnline Guide to Goal Setting Ninja Style
- We might be stating the obvious here, but make sure they are YOUR goals. Not those of your best friend, a successful colleague or even a societal sway. They have to be in line with your values and lifestyles and what you want.
- Have a specific goals book. Write them down, note the steps and actions you have to take to get there, revisit them and chart your progress. Tick them off when they are complete.
- Celebrate the progress and the small wins. We often forget to do this because we are more inclined to be critical towards ourselves and see that we have failed. Celebrating the progress will help motivate you to keep going.
- Stay curious about what is preventing you from achieving your goals. This is often as important as celebrating. Are you tired? Bored? Frustrated? Has there been a change which means a certain goal is no longer right for you? Compassionately explore this and you may find that the block can be removed.
- Visualisation can be a powerful tool in achieving goals. Can you spend a few minutes each day visualising yourself having accomplished those goals? What would it look like? Feel like? What would others notice?
- Plan time for your goals into your day. There is no point setting goals and then not putting the time into achieving them. Think about your energy levels throughout the day and use some of your higher energy times to complete them.
- Surround yourself with those people who inspire you to achieve your goals. They are the people that inspire you, challenge you, help you to think differently and make your life a little brighter!
Let’s go goal setting!!!
The OutdoorCureOnline Team x