Goal setting

Setting Goals

HOPE believes that positive feelings follow positive actions. In order to take positive actions we need some form of motivation. A great way to motivate yourself is to set yourself a goal, share that goal with others and then do the best you can to achieve your goal. Making changes in our lives can sometimes be difficult and scary. With the support and encouragement of your family and friends, it can be a less scary. Why not try set to set a goal to achieve over the forthcoming week.

Choosing goals which are important and relevant to you, rather than goals which are important and relevant to someone else are more likely to excite, motivate and energise you.

When setting goals it can be helpful to check them against the "SMARTER" goal setting tool. Review your goal by asking yourself the following questions:

Specific: Am I clear exactly what I want to achieve?

Measurable: How will I know when I have completed my goal, what will it look like?

Achievable: Can I really currently achieve this goal? Don't set yourself up to fail

Relevant: Is this goal really important to me?

Time-bound: When do I want to have completed my goal?

Enjoyable: Will I enjoy working towards my goal?

Rewarded: How will I reward myself when I complete my goal? 

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