Updated: Sep 19
Setting goals can be overwhelming, especially setting goals for an extended period of time. It can be hard to choose what to work on first, and you may lose focus at some point.
I used to struggle A LOT with setting goals for myself. I'd sit down, get all stoked about working on my new goals, and then one of two things would happen:
I'd set my goals, but I wouldn't go into detail about planning. I didn't have a plan or a time period or anything.
If that sounds familiar, I have some good news for you. You’re in the right place. After going through that circle of no motivation, I broke out! I am now able to set and achieve my goals and I'm getting to the life I want to live!
I have more good news! It’s actually easier than you think. From my experience, I have crafted some Goal Setting Tips to help you plan and achieve your goals!
1. Divide and Conquer:
If you organize your life while you’re listing your goals, it makes it much easier to schedule them and keep track of them
Group your tasks in categories. For example: Mental Wellness, Physical Health, Family/Friends, Blog, Home, Relationship, Career/Business, Self Care, etc. Whatever your life includes.
Here's what mine looks like:
2. Don’t Overwhelm Yourself:
I know, easier said than done. Don’t worry, as someone who overwhelms very easily, I know exactly how you feel.
It’s easier than you think. You have to know what your limits are and stick to them. That’s not to say you can’t push the limit or exceed it, but your goal must be reachable.
Start with setting a goal you know you can achieve easily. When you set a lower goal, it will actually feel better when you exceed your own expectations.
3. Prioritize & Organize Your Goals:
Brainstorming is great, but you don’t have to work on every goal on the list, especially if your list is 50 items long. If you try to conquer all your goals at once, you’ll get overwhelmed.
Try to group your goals together. Maybe one of your “goals” is actually a step to get to a bigger goal that’s on your list.
Work on your most important goals first. Some may be more urgent than others. Try to prioritize your list by numbering what goals are most to least important. From there, you can see what you’ll need to start with.
4. End Game Inspiration:
When setting a goal, you’re probably going to think about what the end result of the goal will be. That’s a good thing, and you’re going to want to remember that for when times get tough.
Try to think of a clear end result of that goal.
What exactly does it look like?
What does it feel like?
How excited are you to get to that goal?
Write down what the end game is and keep it for when you lose your motivation. When you feel like you don’t want to work on that goal, pull out your end game inspiration, and remember that excited feeling.
These tips are going to help you conquer your goals! The rest is up to you. Don’t let yourself down! If you need some extra guidance on setting your goals, you can subscribe and download my workbook here!
What are your current goals? Have any tips of your own? Tell me all about it in the comments below.
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Until Next Time xo