As we are approaching the end of the year it may seem like a strange time to sit down and set goals but in reality it’s as good a time as any.
When severe anxiety hit me at the end of October/beginning of November, naturally productivity took a nosedive and I didn’t feel like I was achieving anything, personally, professionally or on the blog and when those feelings set in you have less inclination to try things or put effort in. Queue a Saturday morning spent goal setting at the start of December.
We often set ourselves short term, weekly/monthly goals, or long term goals such as new year resolutions but I’ve decided to take a kind of “mid term” approach. I’m hopeful that 3 months is long enough to achieve some of the bigger ticket items but isn’t so long that things will just be kicked in to the long grass a la new year resolutions.
A lot of these goals are small things that can easily be achieved in a short period of time, like getting my flat properly cleaned up and organised, some are more ongoing, long term goals like continuing to spend time learning about and implementing intuitive eating – and many of them are targets that will have several small objectives and tasks to make them happen.
In order to help me reach these goals I will refer to them each week when I fill in my to do list for the following week to allow me to make sure I am planning the tasks needed to push things forward. Having a clear purpose and objective helps me to be productive on days where my anxiety would normally tell me no.
Some of these goals I’m so excited about like increasing my bench press PB by 5kg and blogging at least once a week EVERY week. Considering I have 15 posts currently sitting in drafts that shouldn’t be too hard.
Do you set yourself goals regularly or are you waiting for the new year? Let me know in the comments.