Coming up fast: Stressbuster - Define your goals

Coming up fast: Stressbuster - Define your goals - It's easy to waste emotional and physical energy trying to do everything.

by GAEL LINDENFIELD, author and lecturer
Last Updated: 31 Aug 2010

It's easy to waste emotional and physical energy trying to do everything.

By defining your goals you can focus on the things that are important, instead of wasting time on those that aren't.

DRAW UP A GOALS LIST - include both personal and work-related aims. Set time limits for achieving each goal.

KEEP A COPY with you. Make a habit of reading it daily.

REVIEW YOUR GOALS - set aside time each week or month for this. Don't alter them when you're under pressure.

NOTE DOWN POSSIBLE CHANGES and file alongside your goals list.

SHARE YOUR GOALS with a colleague and a friend. Going public with goals is motivational and keeps them realistic.

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