The Never Before Told Secret about Goal Setting
As mothers, we have become the masters of multitasking. We can do the dishes, mentally prep dinner for the next night, all while helping our child learn to read.
However, if we did not have a piece of paper next to us while doing the dishes to write down what we decided to have for dinner the next night, we will likely forget as soon as the dishes are complete.
Research has shown that multitasking is not always the best way to get the job done, especially when it comes to goal setting.
When setting goals, it is best to choose ONE goal to work on for the next 8-12 weeks. By choosing one goal, you will find more clarity, a sense of purpose, be able to align your priorities, manage your time, and stay motivated.
As you think of goals that you want to accomplish, we often want to set a goal to lose weight, get up early, exercise more, eat more veggies. We also want to have a goal to study our scriptures more often, be more present with our kids, go on more dates with our husband. We want to accomplish it all right now.
This simply isn't possible. You know this.
Choose ONE simple goal to start with. If you want to lose weight, break down that goal into different goals and start with one simple goal. Start with making exercise a habit, OR meal planning, OR getting up early so you have time to exercise. Do not try to do all these at once. You will get burned out and not be able to accomplish any of these goals.
Choose one and start there. When you have accomplished this goal and it becomes a habit, choose another goal. This is how we continue to improve ourselves, one step at a time!
It is through this continual growth that we actively become the person we were created to be. God does not want us to do it all. He wants us to continually improve upon who we were the day before. It is "by small and simple things are great things are brought to pass"!