How to accomplish your goals and stop feeling overwhelmed

During this time of year, many individuals have their resolutions and goals on their minds. Deciding on setting goals and resolutions is one thing but actually achieving them is another. 

Every day appears to be a battle between an unending to-do list and a finite amount of time. This battle may make us feel completely overwhelmed, causing us to fall into unproductive behaviors that prevent us from getting things done. We experience a crushing sense of shame and wrath at the end of the day for not having completed what we set out to achieve. That can make us feel completely hopeless when it comes to achieving long-term goals.

How do you keep yourself motivated? What steps do you take to make your goals achievable? Does this ring a bell? Don't give up! There is a method to get rid of the unpleasant feeling of being overwhelmed by goals. Here's how to do it:

Be realistic

The moment has come to think one step at a time. Both in terms of the number of goals you want to achieve and the period you want to achieve them in. Setting more than three objectives can be too daunting, with a deadline of a year or less. Be aspirational, but not too much. Choose activities that will push you but aren't impossible. Also, make sure you're aiming for a goal that matters and is meaningful to you. It takes a lot of effort to bring change, therefore you have to be committed.

Break down big resolutions into smaller, more manageable steps

When faced with a large assignment, it is helpful to divide it down into smaller, more manageable chunks. As a consequence, you will be able to avoid strain and procrastination. Procrastinators sometimes complain that waiting until the last minute makes them feel overwhelmed making the goal appear difficult. The goal is more achievable and less scary when priorities are established and the larger project is broken down into smaller tasks.

Here's one method for breaking down chores.

Take a step back and try to see the bigger picture. Make sure you know what the finished result should look like.

Examine the many components of the resolution. Figure out what you need to accomplish step by step since it won't happen by itself.

Consider how the components should be finished in a logical order. What should you start with?

Make a schedule for finishing your steps. You will be more focused on each task if you have a deadline.

Make a strategy to keep you on track. Try to understand how much time you'll spend on the project in your calendar and set aside time for it. Keep this strategy in mind. A strategy is only useful if it is carried out.

Accomplish your goals using visualization

The beauty of visualization is that it can be used in so many aspects of your life. This is why the strategy is used by so many highly productive people to help them achieve their potential and reach their aspirations.

To begin visualizing your goal, follow these steps:

1. Decide on what you want

What would you like to concentrate on? Start envisioning one goal at a time.

2. Visualize the situation

Begin to visualize the actual situation. Don't be imprecise or ambiguous. The more descriptive you are and the more details you visualize, the more effective the visualization will be. Consider how you’re feeling and what you're going through to reach your goal. 

3. Visualize each step leading up to a successful outcome

What will you have to do to ensure that you reach your goal successfully?

Determine each action that needs to be taken to reach your goal. Make envisioning each step that needs to be taken a part of your visualization practice.

4. Visualize regularly

Consistency is important since regular visualization might persuade your brain that what you picture is the fact. The more you imagine something, the more powerful it gets and the more likely you are to achieve your goals. Wonder why? Because you've already done it. Visualizing on a regular basis is similar to running a marathon or perfecting a golf swing. The more you practice, the more comfortable your body (or mind) becomes with that particular "motions." You're essentially training your thinking for success. 

You'll be able to enhance your confidence, encourage yourself, and reduce tension and anxiety as you take on new tasks through visualization methods. The more you practice, the simpler it will get, so get started right away. The beauty of visualization is that you can practice it anywhere on the train to and from work, before going to bed at night, or while sipping your morning coffee.

Find accountability partner

Accountability is crucial when it comes to achieving important life objectives. As a result, we propose appointing a friend or family member to assist you in holding yourself accountable for each action you must do. The notion is that if you don't achieve your objective, you'll truly feel something.

If you ever feel overwhelmed by procrastination or fear, text your accountability partner to talk about your difficulties with the work at hand.

Every achievement should be celebrated

It's critical to reward yourself for each activity you do along the road, no matter how huge the target you're attempting to reach. Our minds are quite fast to move on, downplay, and forget what we've accomplished. It's like filling up the gas tank so you can keep going by celebrating small wins with thankfulness and joy.

Each milestone can be celebrated in a variety of ways, like phoning a close friend, treating yourself to something tasty, or throwing a brief dance party to your current favorite song. It may seem ridiculous at first, but brain research backs it up.