So, you have started to reimagine your life. This is great – hope for a meaningful life is one of the most important things that may help when living with a mental health condition. It can be overwhelming trying to achieve all our hopes and dreams at once. It may be a good idea to choose the most important ones to work towards first.
Goal setting can be challenging, and you can get other people to help you. Talking with other people can help you focus on what you want and understand what is possible.
Look at the list of support people you made in your reimagine.today workbook (or app) and see if any could help. If you don’t have anyone to help you don’t worry: The NDIA’s Local Area Coordination community partners can help you set goals, whether you are eligible for the NDIS or not. Your friends, family and other service providers can assist with this.
One of your goals might even be learning how to set goals!
Setting goals can be hard. Your reimagine.today peers have some aspirations but need help setting some goals. Can you help? Check out this activity.Exploring our goals
Looking back at the aspirations you describe in your reimagine.today workbook, choose 1-3 to focus on. Let’s set small steps to help you make these a reality.
In your reimagine.today workbook (or app) write down the aspirations you have chosen to focus on. For each aspiration think about the steps to get there. Put these steps in order. What comes first? Second? What could you aim to do in six months or a year?
Putting these activities into order, with a timeframe, helps you make goals a reality. Focus on the small parts of a goal, one at a time. Before you know it, you will have reached your goal!
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