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4 Ways To Help You Stop Struggling With Meeting Your Goals
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Meeting your goals can seem like a constant work in progress.
Sometimes when it feels as though you will never meet those goals, you may give up or start a new project or goal.
Other times, between working and maybe having a family you probably find it hard to find time to even start and finish those goals.
And between all of thoes issues, you may find your inspiration running low. You forget where why you even started your goal in the first place between all of the chaos.
If you are like me, you start with this amazing idea, begin working on it and then either get bored or discouraged, and then you quit to start something new.
Once you sit back and think about it all, it can really make you feel like a failure in some ways.
I mean, if you start stuff, and then do not finish it or maybe you do not even try to start it, then there really isn’t much success in that, is there?
It can very much be like a never-ending cycle and when that happens it is no wonder that you get discouraged, unmotivated, and feel like you just cannot accomplish your goals.
Being productive with your day to day tasks is one thing, but actually meeting those goals and feeling accomplished at the end of the week, month or year, is another thing.
So how do you actually meet your goals when you are struggling to feel productive enough.
Or how can you even find time to work on your goals?
1. You must make time to meet your goals….no matter what
It is one thing to come up with this great idea about a specific goal that you have, but in reality it is an even bigger, more complicated thing to actually do what you need to do to get it done.
This brings up the topic of how do you find the time when you are so busy?
Well, you just make time for meeting your goals. No matter what.
If that means you have to move some things around in your daily schedule to help accomplish that goal then so be it.
For example, I started a goal a while ago that I was going to make it a priority for me to workout at least 4-5 days a week.
Life got busy with kids and work and I was honestly thinking to myself that I should just stop working out due to time restraints.
Instead of quitting, I learned that I needed to make time since I couldn’t find the time. This meant that I was getting up really early mosts mornings before work so I could exercise.
Some evenings I would take my kids with me on my workout. That way I could spend quality time with them and workout at the same time. This way I would also have some extra time for just myself after they went to bed.
It worked perfect for me, and in the future if something changes, I will again have to move my schedule around to make time for this again.
2.Decide what is holding you back
Whether it is time management, productivity, or not having motivation, something may be holding you back if you cannot finish meeting your goals.
Take motivation for example, in my article “4 Ways to Get Motivated- When You Really Do Not Feel Like It,” I specifically talk about ways to get motivated when you feel exhausted.
Motivation can be tough to work through, especially if you are working hard and not finding any success in what you are doing. It is no wonder you lose your motivation. It happens to me quite often.
Or maybe something is sort of clouding your vision.
For example, a mental block.
In my other article, “How to Push Past a Mental Block in Order to be Productive” I also talk about ways to push past a mental block and find successful ways to be productive.
3. Put your needs and wants first…to a certain extent
What I mean by this isn’t that you should neglect really important things.
Don’t start completely ignoring your family, your job that pays your bills, or anything similar just so you can work on your goals.
And nobody likes selfish, inconsiderate people.
What I do mean is making some sacrifices or meeting in the middle with your needs and wants.
For example, if you have children, one night you could spend playing games with your children in the evening. The next evening let them do something on their own or with another adult so you can work on meeting your goal.
Or maybe your goal has to do with moving up the ladder in your career. Think to yourself about what you want in your career and not so much about your coworkers.
This doesn’t mean being rude to them or ignoring them. But for example, let’s say that you always find yourself picking up a project that a coworker should really be doing- basically just because you are a nice person!
But if this other project is taking up too much time from your own success in your career stop doing it.
In the meantime you could offer to help them on the project a lot less than you normally do.
Or not help them at all if it isn’t part of your job.
Just remeber to put yourself first every once in a while.
4. Find time to relax
You knew I was going to mention this, right? Especially since my blog is specifically about self-care and mental health.
But really, you need to learn to relax more often.
Find a middle ground between being completely unproductive and so busy that you have no time to enjoy life whatsoever.
Everyone needs a break now and then, and if you aren’t getting it you are just going to make yourself burn out and stress out. Which is no fun, trust me!
When you get stressed you are more likely to start to get unmotivated or lose your vision on why you really started your goal in the first place.
For me, sometimes when it comes to blogging I just do not feel like working on my blog. Especially now that the weather is so nice I would rather be outside.
It is a lot of work blogging, especially when you work an outside job and have a family to raise.
Some days I am just over it. So what do I do? I take a day or two off.
Probably not the smartest thing to do if I want to be really productive, but my sanity is more important to me than working on my blog 7 days a week.
Use the Slay Your Goals Planner to help with meeting your goals!
This Planner* really has it all I am telling you. It will help you organize all of your goals and help you create specific steps you should take to achieve your goals. It also includes my favorite part, which goes over why you are choosing your goals.
I am not even close to being finished with it yet since it continues for a year.
This planner really has it all. If you are desperately trying to find ways to meet your goals step by step then I am almost positive you will love this planner!
Sometimes we all need a little push when meeting our goals. Whether it is by getting organized, keeping track of your efforts, and even choosing what goals you should go through with.
This comprehensive and in-depth Planner* will help you every step of the way!
Feeling productive is a key to meeting your daily, weekly or yearly goals in my opinion.
If you do not feel productive or are struggling in other ways it can greatly affect your ability to finish your goals.
When you do not finish specific goals it can leave you feeling unaccomplished, unmotivated and like a failure.
You are not a failure, believe me. As a person who has set many goals and have not achieved them, I try to sit back and really think about all of the goals that I have met if I am struggling.
It just takes courage, time and your motivation to get it finished!
What are some ways that you encourage yourself to meet your goals? And what keeps you productive and motivated?
* Disclosure: Some of the links listed in this article are affiliate links, which means if you buy something from my link I earn a small commission at no extra cost to you! I only link products I have used. Please read my Full Disclosure Policy here.