How does setting goals help you?

When I started this blog, I wanted to let you all into my life. That meant I would have to open up about my mental illness, and hopefully inspire and help others. But for me to do that, I realized I also have to let you in on my good days – cause I have good days too!

Actually, I’ve had some really good days lately. I have been super busy trying to get a bunch of different projects going, and I’ve had an awesome time with friends and my boyfriend.

In a previous post, I talked about having a bit of a crisis. Since then, I decided it was time to do something about it! I realized I still have time, I just need to set myself some smaller and more realistic goals, so I actually succeed. I now have short-term goals and long-term goals, and I’m working towards achieving all of them. It gives me something to look forward to, and something to get up in the morning for.

I think me having a goal or something to work towards makes everything more enjoyable. I work way better that way. Cause honestly, I’m a procrastinator! 100%. If I can get away with not doing it, I will. Also, I get bored extremely quickly if I don’t see anything happening with what I’m doing. I think a lot of people with BPD deal with the feeling of getting bored and anxious, and I really found this idea of setting yourself goals to help!img_7220

One of my short-term goals, for example, is doing 3-4 blog posts a week. That is something I know I can do if I really work hard, so that’s something I know I can succeed with. Another one is losing weight and being happy with myself before summertime. Again, it is something that is possible for me to do.

My long-term goals look a bit different. I want to have a master’s degree, and I want to be my own boss. But all these short-term goals are a step towards what I want to be in the future.

What I’m trying to say is, I’m doing this as a way of encouraging myself and also give myself some confidence. You know the feeling when you do something great, right? If I can give myself a little feeling of that way more, I’m sure I can succeed!

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