This month’s Ask Coach Kathy talks about how to set goals in uncertain times
My wife and I take the first weeks in January to set goals and resolutions for the coming year. It’s a tradition we look forward to every January. We are feeling disheartened. How do we make goals for a year in which we have no idea what is going to happen? Any suggestions?
I’m a big believer in setting small goals you can attain so that you feel success around them. True, goals involving mobility outside of your home may not be feasible right now, and that is very disappointing.
Having said that, I recommend you still set personal goals around health and welfare and goals as a couple around your home, whether that has to do with reorganizing, decorating, or repair.
I think there is room for dreaming, and that dreaming is a vital part of living. So, you and your wife can still talk about and research places you’d like to travel even though following through with those plans may not be an immediate decision you make.
Case in point: I have a benchmark birthday next year and I’m researching accommodations in the place I would like to celebrate. Will my husband and family and I go there? Who knows, but I feel there is real value in dreaming about it. I think the same could apply for you and your wife.
For me, to dream what might be an impossible dream, is better than to not dream at all.
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