Mental Health

Goal Setting and Don’t Know Where to Start? Three Sensible Suggestions…

When I first started trying to come up with a list of goals, first I went blank and couldn’t seem to think of anything at all. Why do our minds do that when we try and think of something? Strange isn’t it? Anyways, then I was flooded with hundreds of ideas and it was paralysis by analysis and back to square 1.

I did eventually come up with a short-list that I am working on and slowly beginning to see some fruits of my labor so the story has a good ending.

Some goals should be fun, some serious, and as life is full of pathways, there are millions of little influences that can steer you, but it’s easier to get where you want to go if you can direct yourself.

The only way to truly do that is to create and attempt to attain your goals. If this is the first time you’ve really seriously considered how your choices make change your life, then you might end up having a few questions about what goals are good to go after. The next few paragraphs will share a few ideas for types of goals to set.

Learn a New Skill

When is the last time you just decided to pick up a new skill? When you learn new skills it can be incredibly helpful to your self-esteem and confidence. Learning new skills can help you to learn to appreciate aspects of your intellect more, and anything that you do that engages your mind will play a role in making you just a bit sharper. Try going online and looking at different things you can do. Your new skill could be anything from website design to knitting!

There are websites that offer classes, and lots of videos that are available that can give you a bit of info on whatever catches your eye long before you commit to any kind of class schedule. Once you’ve made a selection, you’ll be well on your way to achieving your first goal, if learning a new skill ends up being a goal that you choose. 

Get a Certification

Did you know that there are lots of jobs and career paths that you can get involved with relatively cheaply, and that can be completed in quite a short amount of time? Certified jobs are usually jobs that require you to have some specialized education, and involve some kind of organization (often government) that does the actual testing and delivery of your certificate.

They usually require a certain amount of time preceding the test, sometimes referred to as hours. Many organizations will require that the hours be fulfilled within a certain period, or that they have to be completed over a span of months.

Once you’re done with the classes, you can take your test, and upon passing, you now have an ability to perform work in your field of choice. Training courses of this type can be great options for people because they’re generally less expensive than college and can be completed in less than 2 years. What types of work interest you?

Drink a Lot More Water

In the last ten or more years, some researchers have begun to ask, “how much water are people really drinking?” These studies also included discussions about whether or not students in schools had access to drinking water fountains. The deeper they dug, the clearer it became.

People just simply aren’t drinking enough water. Water is one of the most important elements of health for the human body. You can live a lot longer without food than you can live without water because many of your essential life functions require hydration to take place. Without moisture, your brain can no longer send signals to your muscles, and so you would cease to function.

If you’re looking for a health boost, then it would be a really great idea to just try drinking more water. You’ll probably feel a lot more alive, and drinking water to hydrate yourself will always be the best option for that. Sugary drinks have been aimed at people for decades and despite the marketing, water will always do more for you than many of the sports drinks that are available for purchase.

You might not choose any of the above suggestions but hopefully, you will have a better idea of looking at the reasoning behind choosing a goal to work towards. Your goals need to be meaningful to you and it is worth thinking about why each goal is important to you and what life changes it could lead to.

It’s a really inspiring mindset to get into as you are looking to the future and setting an intention to make your life happier and healthier.

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