Monday, April 3, 2017

Invest in Your Success: 3 Tips for Daily Goal Setting

A women practicing daily goal setting
What are your long-term goals? Do you want to own your own business, launch a new career or train for a marathon? If so, kudos to you! Planning for your future is an important and exciting part of starting a new life of sobriety. When you are no longer living in the fog of substance abuse, you’ll likely find that you have more energy to pursue your dreams.

But, it’s important to think about your long-term goals as a series of smaller, short-term milestones. That way, you can set realistic expectations for yourself and avoid feeling overwhelmed.

To set yourself up for success, take a few minutes every day to create a few daily goals for yourself. It will likely help you stay focused on your priorities and keep your progress top of mind.

Daily goal setting doesn’t have to be time-consuming or difficult and it can help propel you forward. Here are a few tips to help you get started!

(1) First, identify a few long-term goals that you want to achieve. But, keep the list manageable, perhaps two or three objectives at first. When you sit down in the morning to jot down your short-term goals for the day, you can reference this list to help you stay focused. Starting with a blank slate can be challenging and you can use this information to help you get started.

(2) Use a positive tone! While it may seem like a slight difference, the words you use can make a big impact. Phrase your goals using positive words such as “I will” instead of “I hope to”. This can help give you a boost of confidence and the determination to achieve your goals and not push them to the side. 

(3) Celebrate your successes but don’t dwell on goals not yet completed. When you sit down each day to create a new list of goals, review your goals from the day before. Celebrate the progress that you have accomplished but don’t beat yourself up for the work that you still need to complete. Sometimes you might underestimate the amount of time required to complete a task or something unexpected might pop up. Just learn from your experience and keep moving forward!

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