Ask yourself some of these questions. Write down the answers if you’d like.
- Ask yourself specifically what you want to achieve. Why do you want to achieve this, what will your goal look like and how will you go about it?
- When do you want to achieve your goal?
- Break your goal down into manageable chunks. Find a way to work towards your ultimate goal using stepping stones to monitor progress.
- Ensure your goal is achievable, take into consideration time and resources. Being cautious that we aren’t setting ourselves up for failure is key to goal setting.
More informal option to goal setting
- What would you like to be different?
- Is this possible? If not, what can you change to influence this?
- How do you go about making that difference?
- What do you need to do to get there?
- How will you know when you have achieved your goal?
- Let’s get going and check in on a regular basis to see how you’re doing.
Written by Jessica Flindell
Nursing midwifery council (NMC). British association of behavioural and cognitive psychotherapy (BABCP). Credentials: BSc(Hons), PGdip and Fully accredited BABCP practitioner. Certified provider of cognitive processing therapy (CPT) and Eye Movement Desensitisation Reprocessing , (EMDR) practitioner.