It’s quite a chilly and grey looking day today. The kind of day that is perfect for cuddling under some snuggly blankets and watching a movie. So far, I’ve been able to resist the urge to do that today, and instead I have been trying to be productive with my time and energy (or lack there of), without overdoing it. You know how fine that line can be!
This morning, I completed the online lesson of session 2 from the online workshop/pilot project which I am participating in. As part of the workshop, participants are asked to set achievable goals for themselves. Participants also list things that could be a barrier that may make it more difficult for them to reach their goals. Each participant benefits from the encouragement and suggestions of the other group members.
So far, I am finding the workshop to be a positive experience. These first couple of weeks have been more of a review from skills I learned in other classes, but it’s always good to remind yourself of strategies you may not have applied for awhile.
To date, I am finding the goal setting and listing obstacles to overcome has been the most helpful part of this workshop. I’m learning how to break activities down into more realistic goals and to be very specific about what I’m setting out to accomplish. This is something I have had great struggles with since I got sick. I often feel that I set myself up to fail, and despite the fact that I’m trying my best, I’m not seeing results. I’m learning that the manner in which I set up my goals, and how I prepare to accomplish them, can make a world of difference!
How do you set your goals?
What goals are on your list?