How to set and achieve (realistic) targets

It is easy to get into the "new year, new thinking", in which you will create your own goals, but you will not think about how you make them. The goal is essentially a form of art; it takes planning, preservation and a little creativity here and there. Here's how to set goals, aim for them and eventually execute them as a student-star

You should be as specific as possible when you set up your goal. "I want to lose weight" is not an effective goal. You have to take into account the details. What weight do you want to lose? How do you do that? For what period? If you set a target that is too large, it will be too easy to give up early. This is a place where it is also important to establish a definite timetable. If you decide that you have six months to complete your goal, mark it in the calendar up to the day. This will help you stay motivated and add enough pressure so that you can effectively accomplish your goal

Most of the reality is time-consuming. You can't learn Spanish, become a millionaire, or publish a book overnight. By setting a realistic target, it also means that you have to give yourself a realistic time to achieve it (memorize all the time). Thus, you will not be intimidated by the size of your goals or hurry to complete them, and you will be less likely to be unable to do so. If you break your primary goal into smaller, more manageable steps, you will have a much greater chance of achieving your goal efficiently and without overloading

Your goal will not crush you if you deliver the baby. Running a series of smaller tasks will help you achieve your final goal without running them. For example, if your goal is to have a healthier and lose ten pounds within six months-and it is a rather specific goal-the first step can be to remove the fast food from your diet or drink another two glasses of water every day. Every time you're done with the baby, you'll feel closer and closer to your goal

Whether you will have the closest friends or the entire population of Facebook, together with others about your goal, will be a lot of help. You will be inclined to stick to your goal and do everything to avoid trouble (or as many of us do). In addition, it can help you create a support system; your friends and family can motivate you and help you accept your goal. Who knows? Perhaps you will inspire a friend to work on your own goals

More focused on your goal, the more likely you are to achieve this. After you've written your goals, you have to think that they are becoming a reality. Write them down and put them on the wall of your bedroom, the fridge, the mirror in the bathroom or where you'll always see it. Select an image and set it as the background of the desktop or the lock screen. These constant reminders of your purpose will lead to an increase in the urgency of your goal and readiness. Another useful tip-log or the progress log so you can watch how far you come. You will also remind yourself of the obstacles you may have overcome on the way, which can be very inspirational

The is encouraged. It's a very powerful tool to keep us on the path and loyal. Incentive can be as simple as rewaring yourself for an extra hour of sleep or watching the stage of your favorite TV show after a long working day. Incentive can be

Know that the call is good

Last but not least, it is never evasive. It is very important to establish difficult goals, as they are worth achieving. If the task is simple, it is not as large a task. Don't do it, don't scare it, and don't do it if you need more time to reach the target than you expected. Targets can be constantly updated or modified according to your lifestyle. If you want to work with her, your perseverance will be paid off

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Madi Werynski is a psychologist at the Wilfrid Laurier University. More importantly, she is a loving cat, a candlelight and a cartoon writer who spends most of his time watching Netflix in the bathroom