Why set mental health goals for 2020
Learning how to have Great Emotional and Mental Health in 2020 is nothing new to most people. Everyone has set and broken New Year resolutions before. So what goes wrong? Why don’t we follow through and where does all the motivation disappear to?
So, yes, Great Emotional and Mental Health in 2020 will come with goal setting and with making the right decisions, and then following through on what is good for us, not what is bad or useless. 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. The process of setting goals helps you choose where you want to go in life. But we often find our annual diary purchase entries stop. We ditch the exercise and healthy eating plans after we achieve some success. Why the hell do we do it? Psychologists say it is because we set unrealistic goals. We aim too high or to low and loose interest. They also say we focus way too much on the end result and not the experience. Life is about the journey not the destination right? But most of all, and aside from self sabotage and our possible low self esteem and disbelief in our own abilities we loose interest and patience. When goals are not top of mind, you can forget it, so to speak. We shut out what we can’t see or don’t practice daily. So we need to set smart goals for ourselves if we want Great Emotional and Mental Health in 2020. And then we must keep them in the forefront of our lives, or they will be lost like fading shadows.
Smart Goal Setting in 2020
To make sure your goals are clear and reachable, each one should be SMART. This si what we teach in our mental health facilities today:
- Specific (simple, sensible, significant).
- Measurable (meaningful, motivating).
- Achievable (agreed, attainable).
- Relevant (reasonable, realistic and resourced, results-based).
- Time bound (time-based, time limited, time/cost limited, timely, time-sensitive).
How to set a New Years Resolution for yourself that works in 2020
Setting a New Year’s Resolution, or 10 New year’s resolutions for that matter may be the most important thing you do all year. Power means action. Without action you get very little of what you want and need. The reason why we don’t set New Year’s Resolutions is because it immediately makes us accountable. It sets parameters that hold us accountable to success or failure.
Learning how to set a New Year’s Resolution for yourself that works in 2020 can be nothing short of life changing. Imagine ditching the anxiety, the depression and the addictions or bad habits once and for all? It is more than possible when you become resolute with your thinking, feelings and actions.
Discover how to set up day-to-day goals for yourself, and then resolve to begin living with present moment awareness for the rest of your life. Resolving to live your life one day at a time and on purpose, can literally change everything. Moving towards goalposts that really matter is the shortest route towards living a self fulfilled life where you can find peace, happiness and purpose in doing the things you do. Remember that with God, all things are possible. That leaves nothing out at all. So aim carefully for the stars, no more waling in the dark, and hoping for the best. Be focused, intentional and resolute about what you want and where you are going this year. Lao Tzu said “When you correct your mind, everything else will fall into place.” The object of a new year is not that we should have a new year. It is that we should have a new soul. – G.K. Chesterton
Great Emotional and Mental Health in 2020 is SMART
Your goal should be clear and specific, otherwise you won’t be able to focus your efforts or feel truly motivated to achieve it.
It’s important to have measurable goals, so that you can track your progress and stay motivated. Assessing progress helps you to stay focused, meet your deadlines, and feel the excitement of getting closer to achieving your goal.
Your goal also needs to be realistic and attainable to be successful. In other words, it should stretch your abilities but still remain possible. When you set an achievable goal, you may be able to identify previously overlooked opportunities or resources that can bring you closer to it.
This step is about ensuring that your goal matters to you, and that it also aligns with other relevant goals. We all need support and assistance in achieving our goals, but it’s important to retain control over them. So, make sure that your plans drive everyone forward, but that you’re still responsible for achieving your own goal.
Every goal needs a target date, so that you have a deadline to focus on and something to work toward. This part of the SMART goal criteria helps to prevent everyday tasks from taking priority over your longer-term goals.
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