I believe that setting goals is the best way to achieve progress, but it can also get a little bit overwhelming. Here is how to allow yourself some peace in an environment that focuses on performance. Or even better: how to achieve your goals in a way that is enjoyable.
Know when to hit the pause button
Allow yourself a break when things are getting too much to handle. It may be the only thing you need to step up your game. Don’t be too harsh on yourself. It’s OK to take a break.
Que Sera, Sera (Whatever Will Be, Will Be)
I totally agree with the fact that you should work really hard to achieve your goals. But I also think that it’s important to know when to let go. Whenever it feels like you are forcing something into your life, but whatever you do, it doesn’t work out for you, then it’s time to let go and start going with the flow.
Because you know what? When things aren’t for you, they simply aren’t. The only thing you can do is to stay positive. Sometimes things go wrong because they would have turned out worse if they had gone right. Take life as it is, and keep believing that whichever way it goes, it’s for the best.
While in the rush of achieving your goals, try to find your personal sanctuary
Find a sacred place, a place that makes you calm. Somewhere you can escape from all the pressure. It can be at home, in nature, … or even in your mind. Try to figure out how and where you can stop the world for a moment. Even if it’s only closing your eyes for a minute. Either way, your personal sanctuary is something that’s within you. The environment only helps you to access it.
Be realistic in your choice of ‘goals’
Don’t try to succeed a million targets all at once. Prioritize your goals. Maybe divide them into smaller pieces so they stay manageable. This way you won’t hit your head against the wall over and over again.
Stop comparing yourself to others
Never, ever, compare yourself to others. The grass is always greener at the other side. At least, so it seems… So do yourself a favor and don’t discourage yourself by always trying to keep up with somebody else’s success. Instead compare yourself to the person you were yesterday and keep growing.
I hope these tips help you the same way they help me. If you have anything to add, please do so in the comments! 🙂