You know goals are important for achievement. But how do you set goals so you can achieve them with confidence in the midst of your busy life at work and home?
There are three mental states around goals.
If you relate to this, You’re human. You’re busy. You have responsibilities.
This article provides a framework for dreaming, planning and doing but having time to rest and enjoy your life and family.
In other words, I’m not aiming to coach you on how to overwork and exhaust yourself. My aim is to encourage you to dream and plan with balance and purpose.
Having a sense of life purpose and daily purpose helps us to recover from negative events and builds resilience for better life satisfaction .
This is a life of meaning and achievement rather than just reacting to the events around us and being busy for the sake of being distracted and occupied.
We have two choices
Before we set goals it’s helpful to know why it’s beneficial to do so  and .
So let’s dive in to setting your desired goals. It’s tempting to write a list of things you want to accomplish, but this is the last step in the process of living a purposeful and goal directed lifestyle.
In an upcoming series of articles I look at these seven steps in detail. Look out for the series “preferred life and goal setting to achieve your best in life and work”. This will cover; values, strengths, preferred life and week, and goal setting.
 Dich N, Lund R, Hansen ÅM, Rod NH (2019) Mental and physical health effects of meaningful work and rewarding family responsibilities. PLOS ONE 14(4): e0214916. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0214916
 Schaefer SM, Morozink Boylan J, van Reekum CM, Lapate RC, Norris CJ, et al. (2013) Purpose in Life Predicts Better Emotional Recovery from Negative Stimuli. PLOS ONE 8(11): e80329. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0080329
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I’m the creator of Minutes to Happy and your go-to counsellor and wellness coaching companion.
I’m here to guide you in becoming your bravest self (no matter what wellness worries and chronic health challenges are plonked in your path).