Setting and achieving goals can be a great tonic for self esteem and good emotional wellbeing. But it takes motivation to achieve your goals, especially if you face obstacles in your daily life. If you have found ways to keep your motivation up and stay on track, whether it’s eating more healthily, exercising more or keeping a positive outlook on life, why not share your tips and experiences here. Here are a few tips to get you started.
Write clear goals – you are more likely to stay on track if you are clear about what you are trying to achieve.
Don’t aim for perfection – instead aim for better.
Talk about your goals – you’ll get more excited about them and be more accountable for them!
Keep imagining - Imagine how great you’ll feel once you’ve accomplished your goal. Having a photo, picture or object that reminds you of your goal can really help when you are losing motivation, either because your goal is taking too long or the results seem too slow.
Remind yourself of success - Remind yourself of successes you have achieved in the past. Keep track of all your successes in a success journal, no matter how small and in whatever area of life you like. Examples could be: learning to drive, making a new friend, raising your child, mastering a new skill!