It has been an epic year of challenges, but as we begin to move through the light at the end of the tunnel there’s an opportunity to move forward in a positive way.
Typically we reserve our intention & goal setting the “new years resolution” period, however goals can be set at any time throughout the year. Goal setting is a powerful process for thinking about your ideal future, and for motivating yourself to turn your vision of this future into reality.
Don’t let uncertain times stop you planning for the future.
Goal setting is one of the best ways to keep yourself accountable and improve self-discipline. Goals provide structure and a source of motivation to keep persisting and reach your potential. Setting goals can give you a sense of power and control throughout periods of unexpected disruption.
Rather than throwing the baby out with the bathwater so to speak, readjust the goals that you have previously made or perhaps set new goals with a different time frame. For example, some short, medium and long term goals.
Little goals can bring you a sense of accomplishment, like attending a yoga class this week, whereas medium and long term goals can help you build towards a desired future. Perhaps a consistent yoga practice 😉
Here are some of Kacey’s top tips on how to stay focused on your intentions, even during the most distracting and disruptive of times.
If I am not absolutely clear about what I want and how I am going to get it, inevitably, I quickly lose my desire to follow through with my goals. The words I use to structure my intentions, be it written, vocal or mental, are very important. I utilise each sentence to empower myself, which is a great way to improve self esteem, a great ally to have when it comes to accomplishing goals.
One of the quickest ways I lose momentum when it comes to my intentions and goals is when I am not being honest with myself, and my capabilities. It is important to know what you can accomplish, and how long it will take. I try and be as realistic as possible when it comes to achieving a specific task in a certain time.
When something works, I generally stick with it. It is a simple concept and it is a sure way to success. I also find it helps to literally repeat my intentions to myself on a regular basis. This really keeps my motivation high and stress low.
When I am truly passionate about my intentions, the determination to succeed is always there. It is also important that I follow through with my promises. This lets my mind know that these goals are important to me and worth the effort. Otherwise, it is very difficult to keep determined when my heart just isn’t feeling it.
Much like in Yoga class, it is not always about balance, when it comes to intention. I have discovered, with goal setting, that alignment is also important. If my life fully supports, and is inline with my intentions, it is much easier to fulfill each desire. I’d rather not struggle to achieve goals that do not support each other in the long run.
Lastly, I always make sure to leave some room for self appreciation. When I make small steps towards my goals I make time to be grateful. Even the smallest of accomplishments, the tiniest of steps, matter!
“All that counts in life is intention.” Andrea Bocelli
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