Covid-19 has altered a lot for us this year and some days can feel like Groundhog Day. This may have altered how many of us think about our futures and our planning for our goals. Some of the goals you set at the start of the year may not matter to you anymore, so it may be time to revisit them. So how do you set personal goals in a time where life is changing by the week?
Give time for reflection:
Goals can give you renewed purpose, which is highly important, especially in an unsettling time like COVID. Whether you felt like you were thriving or not during isolation, setting goals or re-setting goals for yourself is something you can focus on that is all about you. You cannot move forward with improving yourself without creating a plan of where you want to go.
Be specific with your goals:
Do not be afraid to write down exactly what you want to achieve. Your goals and dreams should be so big that they scare you. Perhaps you have made some realizations during this pandemic and you want to make some lifestyle changes. Our new ‘normal’ may completely change now. You may make it your new goal to slow your pace of life.
A lot of us started walking more during the isolation period as we were home more. A simple goal to start with could be to continue to walk daily. Think about how you are going to work your simple goal into your current schedule now that we are slowly coming out into civilisation more. Sometimes the simplest goals can be the most challenging as they don’t require much focus to complete.
More than ever when focusing on your goals, it is easy to turn to social media and become distracted. You must remember to keep productive. You can create an accountability journal to help you keep focused or create yourself a schedule to limit the time on social media.
It is okay to revisit:
No matter what we thought 2020 was going to look like, it is vastly different from what anyone planned in January. You may find that the goals you were working towards in the early part of 2020 and no longer what you would like to achieve. Its okay to revisit your goals regularly and alter them to help you regain your focus. There is a lot of uncertainty in this world, setting intentions can provide some comfort and structure. Enjoy the satisfaction of crossing them off your list as it brings you a sense of accomplishment.
- Coach Danni