"Seeing" things a little differently
I wrote a post a while ago about Setting Goals Sometimes it can be difficult to set goals for yourself, especially if you are not sure what they should be. Other than writing posts for my blog, my day job focus’s on supporting people with mental and physical challenges. My particular job for many years was titled “Program Support”. I had a caseload of approximately thirty people. I planned meetings, met with care providers and psychologists. We would meet and implement a plan for each individual. Each plan would include long-term and short-term goals. What I’m showing below is the guideline we would follow to “get to know” and understand each individuals needs and desires.
This might be a good mental exercise for us to follow as well, to help us understand more clearly what our goals really are.
Answer the questions below, pertaining to your life.
Do I have a Natural Support network? family members that give emotional support
Intimate relationships? (Spouse, close family, possible close friends. Could even be their spirituality)
Do I feel safe, am I treated fairly?
What are my health issues and how does it affect me?
Pros and Cons of current work environment
Do I have security and continuity?
goals already achieved
What social roles do I fill? (list all) Mother, family member, church member, employee, etc.
What are my goals? (large and small)
Who are my friends?
After looking over your answers above, find the areas that need support. Use this as a guide to determining what your goals are.
One Year Goals –
Six Month Goals –
Three month goals –
Think realistically in determining what your smaller goals will be in order to get you closer to the ultimate goal. Use rewards for each milestone accomplished. Remember to update your answers to the questions in the plan, life situations change and your answers will as well.
This is just a guideline, use it to fit your needs individually.
No matter how much planning we do, there will always be things that tend to change, be ready for whatever changes occur and deal with them with a balanced mind. Use your inner guidance to lead you.
Happy day to all!!!!!!