Life events often hit that are beyond our control. But it is our job to control how we react and respond. Like many of us, you might be feeling out of focus, or maybe your goals have become a little hazy in the midst of all the changes. Regardless, we need to make sure we’re taking care of ourselves, our families, and making time for the important things of life.
Re-evaluate Your Goals
It could be beneficial for you to re-evaluate your goals to be more suitable for your current situation or view of life. It’s important to take time to do this often so you can be sure you’re remaining on the right track. It might be useful to consider the following:
- Are you still able to pursue the goals you previously had set? Are they goals you still want to pursue? Adjust accordingly.
- What is currently working for you and what is not? Revise and adjust your actions.
- Plan out small steps to help you reach your goals. Small steps are easier to accomplish in greater amounts.
Refocus Your Routine
Again, we’re concentrating on making small shifts in routine in order to reap the most benefits. Here are some more to consider:
- Take care of your mind and body at the same time by making sure you’re getting daily exercise. You don’t have to follow a fancy exercise routine. Simply walking, jogging, or even cleaning your house will get you on your feet for healthy movement.
- Be intentional with what goes in your mind. Keep your media positive and educational. From podcasts, books, to your favorite music, these are all good options to work into your daily routine.
- Make your health a priority so you can feel physically and mentally stronger. Take time to put thought and effort into your health so you can be the best you possibly can for your loved ones.
- Consider an accountability partner to share your goals with. Whether it’s a friend, spouse, or family member who is also looking for a revamp to their routine, ask someone to help keep you accountable
Re-center with self care
We’ve already alluded to this idea, but when you take some time for self-care, you will have more energy to support those around you. We’re made to serve and assist others, so it’s critical that we make sure we’re well prepared to do that. Try some of these activities:
- SLEEP. It’s something we all assume everyone does, but you’d be surprised to know how many people are under-rested. The National Sleep Foundation recommends at least 7-9 hours of sleep per night. Prepare yourself for sleep by implementing a relaxing nighttime routine that enables you to fall asleep faster and to sleep more effectively.
- Be aware of your emotions throughout the day so that you can be mindful of your responses to those around you. Are you feeling angry? Don’t let it build up until you lash out on an innocent bystander. Check-in with yourself daily and be honest about your emotions.
- Write down your thoughts in a personal journal. If you’re more into tech, consider downloading a journaling app. Journaling is a very effective method of processing your thoughts and experiences, especially when you’re in a time of pressure or change.
- Take a personal day, not just from work, but from any distracting activities. Go offline for a day, or at least a few hours, to spend time outdoors or connecting with family. This is one of the best ways to recharge your mind as well as your body.
Hopefully these tips will encourage you to get back on track to pursuing your purpose, and prepare you to live your life with a healthy mindset and renewed motivation.