It is time for clearing away the cobwebs of the old to make way for new beginnings?
To help with goal setting I have listed below some tips:
Grade your level of motivation
First write down what your resolutions are and then ask yourself from a scale of 1 to 10 how
committed you are in making and sticking to your resolution if 1 is least committed and 10 is most committed? If you are around the 5 or below mark then it may indicate there isn’t enough motivation to make it stick. If that’s the case you might then ask, what would it take to bring it to an 8 or 9 on the scale?
Frame it in the positive
Rather than saying ‘I hate my current job, I want something new’ by re-framing it in the positive such as ‘I am ready to utilise my talents in a new job doing [insert here]’ by focusing on the positive it sets your mind up in a positive state towards what you want rather than using your energy on what you don’t want. Try this quick exercise yourself, think of something that makes you sad and miserable, notice what happens to your body, where you feel it in your body and your facial expression. Then think of something that makes you really happy and notice the sensations/feelings and physiology. It is likely the latter leaves you feeling much more positive. On occasions it can be as simple as shifting perspective that changes the whole attitude.
What is the benefit?
Be clear on why you want to make a change. How will you benefit? By having a strong enough reason to make the change it can be a strong incentive to keep implementing the new behaviours. Write this down somewhere visible and get your friends to support you by holding you accountable and reminding you of the reasons why you are making the change in the first place.
Focus on the journey not just the end goal
Too often people focus on achieving the outcome that the whole process can be anxiety provoking and if their level of effort doesn’t meet their requirements they kick themselves with negative self-talk such as ‘I should’ve..’ ‘I have no willpower’ etc. There are times where effort is needed to achieve the outcome but to help you on the way, incorporate fun into your journey with things to look forward to and also to praise yourself when you’ve done something. Set yourself concrete and tangible goals. Have milestones to work towards so you can monitor your progress and congratulate yourself on a regular basis along the way. It is sometimes better to set yourself small but regular and realistic goals that you can achieve to give you a sense of progression, than to set yourself an ambitious goal that may be anxiety provoking for some. Create a plan of action that works for you, taking into account the other priorities you have in life.
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