Are you setting personal development goals regularly but somehow, you never follow through? Is goal setting stressing you out instead of motivating you? You’re not alone.
Setting personal development goals is vital to your well-being and happiness. You can’t reach your goals if you don’t set them first! And although goal setting may seem like a tedious and slightly overwhelming process, it doesn’t have to be. You can easily make personal development a lot more fun and enjoy your growth journey! Yes, you heard us right 😊
So, how do you make setting personal growth goals more fun? One of the best ways is to make the process more creative! You can do this by creating a vision board.
A vision board is a collage of images, pictures, and affirmations of your dreams and desires. It’s like an artistic version of a goals list. It can help you clarify what goals you want to achieve and inspire you to go after them.
Another fun way to set goals is to visualise what you want your life to look like. What’s the vision of your dream life that comes to your mind? Focus on the details. Imagine yourself as if you’ve already accomplished everything you’ve dreamed of. Create a vivid mental picture of what success would look like, including all relevant details that might motivate you further. See yourself succeeding in everything you set out to do. Observe your emotions and how your new identity evolves.
But although imagining this big vision is fun, you need to break it down into smaller, more actionable steps if you are genuinely committed to achieving it. So, from where you’re standing, what’s the next step you can take to get closer to this vision of New Improved You?
Starting with small steps and implementing each one of them on your way to your big dream will motivate you to continue your self-growth journey! And if you make the process enjoyable along the way, it becomes easier to get through it.
Also, don’t forget to celebrate: whether it is small or big accomplishments! Celebrating your journey and the progress you achieve will make working towards your desired goals an enjoyable process. The more often you celebrate your wins, the more motivated and excited you will be to continue your journey and accomplish your big vision 😊
If it’s a big long-term goal, such as writing a novel, instead of freaking out over writing the whole book, focus just on writing the next chapter. And celebrate each chapter written as you would celebrate writing the entire book! The simpler you keep the whole process, the better. It doesn’t mean, however, that you need to throw a party every time, but celebrate it in a meaningful way — even if it’s only treating yourself to a nice cup of fancy tea, getting a massage or taking 10 minutes out of your schedule to look at funny cat videos on YouTube (whatever celebration means for you!). We won’t judge you 🙂
Wait, but what about losses and failures, you ask? We are not fans of beating ourselves up for not being able to reach set milestones. Instead, let’s try to acknowledge your roadblocks, analyse them and prepare yourself for the next challenges ahead. The key here is being aware that things often don’t go according to plan when it comes to personal development. Just accept it as part of the journey and allow yourself to enjoy it!
Are you ready to make your goal-setting more fun and achieve everything you’ve ever wanted while having fun and enjoying the journey? Yes or Yes? 😉
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