Goals give you something to strive for in your journey
through life. They can help you to see when you’re on target and when you’re
veering off course. They also help you to feel like you’re doing more than just
crossing things off your task list every day.
Drill Down into
Look at your biggest goal and you might start to notice that
it’s a rather large goal. In fact, it might even be two or more goals that
you’ve lumped into one. If you can break down your goal at all, do so. Some
goals, like improving your physical health, are vague and general. You can
become healthier in a variety of ways and because of a variety of changes. You
might want to pick one or two aspects to improve your health overall.
Keep Your Goals as
Realistic as Possible
If you’re not making goals that you can reasonably achieve,
you’re going to become disenchanted with them and probably with yourself. You
can always set bigger and better goals when you start to achieve your first few
goals, but if you’re shooting for the moon too early, you’ll wind up
discouraged when you didn’t have to be.
You Don’t Have to
Hold onto Goals that Don’t Fit
Just because you’ve set a goal, that doesn’t mean you have
to keep it. For instance, maybe you read up on Paleo and you decide to change
your entire way of eating to fit the Paleo diet. But you realize that you don’t
enjoy it or there are other reasons, especially ones related to your health,
that keep you from being strict with your diet in those ways. You don’t have to
keep that goal now that you’ve found it doesn’t work for you. It’s okay to
change or to abandon goals when they don’t fit.
Some Should Be
You do need to have some goals as a caregiver. You might not be sure what those goals should be, though. Look at what you need and what your senior needs from you. If you’re feeling overwhelmed, one of your priority goals might be finding home care providers you can rely on. Or another goal might be setting aside some time for you every single week. Those are goals that benefit you as a caregiver and as a person.
Setting goals doesn’t have to be difficult. Look at what you
want to accomplish and where you want to be, and you’ll start to see how you
can get there.
Excerpt: Goals help you to continue to make progress, both
personally and as a caregiver.
If you or an aging loved-one is considering a Caregiver in Pray, MT please contact the caring staff at AdvoCare Home Care Services today at 406-582-5402.