Are you feeling life has gotten a bit stale? Maybe you’re not reaching your goals the way you thought you would. If you’re feeling dissatisfied with your life, you can choose to make a fresh start and create the experience you want.
Here are some expert strategies for getting you back on track to living a happier, more fulfilling life.
1. Do a Personal Satisfaction Audit
Take some time to sit back to do an assessment of your life. How satisfied are you with your relationships, your health, your personal development? Do you feel like you’re making progress? Choose a couple of areas where you would like to improve and set some goals for the next six months.
2. Make a Personal Values Map
Have you ever set out what your credo is? Your values, and what you believe is important in life? What do you stand for? Is your current life aligning with your values? We can get so caught up in the every day that it’s easy to forget to stay in touch with what matters most. Write down your values and beliefs, so you have your own personal values map.
3. Keep Your Goals Manageable
If you have too many goals or if they’re too ambitious, you will get discouraged and dissatisfied. You might even feel like giving up. Give your confidence a boost and set smaller, more achievable goals to get you some quick wins. Try not to have more than two or three goals at a time and keep them focused.
4. Have SMART Goals
SMART goals are Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Result-oriented, and Time-bound. Keep them straightforward and tangible such as ‘take a vacation within the next six months’ or ‘reduce BMI to 20 by October 1st.’ You’re probably used to setting project targets at work, so why not apply them to your personal life as well? Before you know it, you’ll be smashing your goals and celebrating your successes.
5. Reward Yourself
It’s vital to celebrate achieving your goals by rewarding yourself. Make a list of treats you wouldn’t usually give yourself and choose one when you cross a goal off your checklist. Make it something extraordinary like dinner out or a spa day or share your success by going out with friends.
6. Surround yourself with Positive People
Having negative people around can be a real energy drain. It can also sap your self-confidence and make you feel like you’ll never achieve your goals. Get rid of the naysayers in your life-you really don’t need them. Surround yourself with positive people who will cheer you on and support you.