You can still reach your 2020 goals heres how

Let’s be honest, it’s been a tough year and making it this far in good health is an achievement on its own. The pandemic might have thrown a lot of our plans out the window, but not all hope is lost. There’s still time to reach some of your 2020 goals. Here’s how.

Go back to the drawing board

At the beginning of the year, you may have set out to achieve specific goals, but because of the pandemic, you may find that a lot of them are on hold. While this is frustrating, it’s a good idea to look at your plans again and see which ones can still become a reality. Write them down and come up with a realistic strategy to achieve them.

Achieve your goals step by step

Break down your goals into smaller, more manageable steps so that it’s easier to achieve them. Make short-term goals for the rest of the year and set clear timelines to make sure that you do what you’ve set out to do. Remember to tick off each small goal and celebrate it to help you stay motivated to keep going.

Tell a loved one about your goals

Telling someone you trust about your plans can help you achieve them because you’ll have someone to hold you accountable. They’ll remind you of your goal when you start to stray and help you stay motivated. It’s a good idea to tell someone who also has a goal that they’re working towards, so that both of you can be each other’s accountability partners.

Be flexible

If circumstances beyond your control arise, don’t give up. A delay doesn’t mean that your goals won’t ever be realised, it just means that you’ll have to wait a bit longer. While you are waiting, you need to keep doing everything possible to work towards your goals, even if it’s one little thing each day.

Adjust your goals

While some goals have been put on hold completely because of COVID-19, there are some that can still be achieved with a little tweaking. For example, if you’d planned to further your studies, you can now do so by taking online classes or short courses. Think about some of the goals you’ve set and see if there are ways you can adjust them to suit the new environment.

While it might be discouraging for you to delay your goals, it’s still possible for you achieve them. Stay positive and write your goals and achievements down so that you can keep track of what you’ve done and how far you still have to go. Remember to not be too hard on yourself, these are difficult times for everyone.

Remember if you or a friend need advice or help, you can contact me here on Ask Choma, send me a Facebook Messagea Twitter DM, or a WhatsApp Message (071 172 3657).