Setting goals may help you stay on track but setting the wrong kind of goals may lead to further stress!
We all have something in our lives that we strive for or work to achieve. Setting goals keeps us motivated and striving to eventually reach them. Whether it be goals set for work, health, education, family or romantic relationships, or community and volunteering goals, the act of setting goals allows us to focus on that part of our lives and work to improve it. While setting goals may help us in many aspects of life, for those who struggle with mental illness, setting goals may be an important step maintaining stability.
Examples of goals that can help you improve your mental health include:
Though setting goals may help you stay on track with what you want, setting the wrong kind of goals may lead to further stress. Focusing too hard on your goals may distract you from your daily care needs. If you spend all of your time working toward your goal, you may lose sight of what you are working toward.
If you want to set goals for yourself, avoid:
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