Getting on top of the year ahead.
Setting goals not only gives you a sense of purpose but it also keeps you motivated and engaged with friends and family, invested in your own wellbeing and provides long-term vision and short-term motivation!
By setting sharp, clearly defined goals, you can measure and take pride in the achievement of those goals, and you’ll see forward progress in what might previously have seemed discouraging. You will also raise your self-confidence, as you realise your own ability in achieving the goals that you’ve set for yourself.
Goal setting is a powerful process for thinking about your ideal future, and for motivating yourself to turn your vision of this future into reality. By knowing precisely what you want to achieve, you know where you have to concentrate your efforts. You’ll also quickly spot the distractions that can easily lead you astray.
So, what type of goals should you consider setting and what other life admin tasks are a fulfilling way to start the new year feeling in control, positive and on track for a prosperous 2022.
Take up a new hobby or learn something new.
Finding new creative hobbies is a great way to give yourself a sense of purpose and feel more productive. Plus, you never know where your new creative pursuits may lead! Whether it is something in the arts or crafts, reading a new book each week, completing a crossword puzzle, or learning a new language, there are so many options available to you. And with an endless number of activities available online, picking up a new skill is easier than ever – all you need is the materials and some inspiration.
Maintenance or home renovations.
Maybe you’ve been dreaming of upgrading your kitchen or landscaping your garden, setting some long and short-term goals for this project can help make your dreams a reality without causing too much stress or anxiety. Breaking down the different jobs into small tasks helps to relieve the stress and can give you clarity into the project’s requirements such as budgeting and project management.
Cook a new meal each week.
They say variety is the spice of life, so how about spicing up your meals. Planning to cook a new meal each week is a perfect way to learn some new skills and change up your diet (for the better). Or you could cook something that you remember cooking as a child to bring back those happy memories.
Plan a holiday in 2022.
It’s great to have a positive goal or something extra special to look forward to, and who doesn’t enjoy a quick get-away. With local and international border restrictions set to ease in 2022. now is the perfect time to start planning, especially if you have family or close friends that you haven’t been able to see for a very long time. Or if 2022 isn’t the year to set off, preparing for 2023 is just as exciting.
Are you up to date with all of your doctor, dentist and specialist health appointments? Have you just had a milestone birthday and is there something new you should be getting checked for?
Book an appointment with your favourite GP and ask them to do a thorough health check. Regular health checks not only help to identify any underlying medical conditions but can also guide you to options that speed up the recovery process and help you maintain and/or improve your overall health and wellbeing.
If a personal goal of yours is to also increase your exercise or improve your diet, this is a perfect time to ask questions of your healthcare professional about safely achieving this goal.
Will and Advance Care Directive
Whatever our age it’s important to share what our personal preferences are, discuss them with friends, family and loved ones and record them in an Advance Care Directive, ensuring what you value is understood and respected regardless of what circumstances may come your way.
Having a clear, legally valid and up-to-date Will is the best way to help ensure that your assets are protected and distributed according to your wishes. When thinking about your Will, it is important to understand which of your assets are covered by your Will.
What will your goals be for 2022, remember to set goals that are specific, measurable, action-oriented, realistic and timely to help you achieve your dreams and live purposefully?