We're almost through the first quarter of the year, and if you're feeling overwhelmed trying to achieve the goals you set at the start of 2022 in the midst of a Pandemic and a European Conflict, you're not alone.
In fact, many people are feeling not only overwhelmed but also somewhat doubtful that their goals will be met. You can #makeitso - but how? I've got five tips for you.
1. Take a break. It may seem counterproductive to take a break when you feel behind or overwhelmed, but rest can be just the thing you need to refresh your mind and refocus your energy. In fact, studies show that regular time off improves your productivity. So give yourself permission to rest intentionally. Personally I book a quarterly "break" specifically to refresh and refocus - it is possible!
2. Revisit your goals. I mentioned last week in our Blog that writing down your goals makes you more likely to achieve them, so it's time to look at those goals again and remember your why. If you're a Phoenix Life Coaching Canada Client, spend some time in your #Makeitso Journal looking at your goals module setting up action items to help you achieve success. (Not a Phoenix Client? Request a demo to keep better track of your goals.)
3. Involve Others. Individual goals are personal, but they do require require teamwork. This comes with coaching or mentoring which helps provide clarity and alignment on what the goal is so that you know when you're winning. One of the best ways to create clarity is through 1:1 mentoring. For help on how to get started implementing 1:1 mentoring, get in touch.
4. Habits beat goals. Take a look at your habits, are they in the service of your goals? One of the principles which we teach at Phoenix Life Coaching Canada is that Habits are more essential than Goals. Goals can be limiting, but Habits have an unlimited potential. I have been speaking on this a lot in both my Podcast and my Blog - take a listen and maybe even consider our Mancave Group Coaching where we do a practical hands on deep dive on this.
5. Remember your "why." When we get caught up in the tyranny of the urgent, it can be easy to forget why we do what we do. With my clients, I always keep our mission of developing leaders front of mind as we're setting our goals and developing habits. If your goal doesn't align with your mission, it's probably time for a new goal (not to mention a new set of habits).
I'd love to hear from you. What 2022 goals are you working on? Drop me a line and let me know.