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goal setting – and stretching yourself

Perhaps a little surprisingly, those times in your life that are passive, receptive and relaxing will probably not turn out to be your very best moments. Happiness tends not to just happen. We, each of us, instead usually cultivate it for ourselves by setting ourselves challenges of various levels. Maybe it is for this reason that so many of us, in our spare time, play games, take up a sport or adopt a hobby.

To be most effective, our challenges should be neither too simple nor too demanding for our abilities. The eminent Hungarian psychologist, Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi, who was the founder and co-director of the Quality of Life Research Center, has suggested that our best moments usually occur when we stretch our body or mind to its limits so as to accomplish something worthwhile. read more ...


goal setting - 10 steps

So once you have decided to create your goals, where do you start and how do you go about it? Here are some tried and tested steps to effective goal setting:

1. Write down your goals in full. Essentially, committing what you would like to achieve to paper can turn mere wishes into actual goals. Do this for each of the following categories:

  • Family and Home
  • Financial and Career
  • Spiritual and Ethical
  • Physical and Health
  • Social
  • Cultural?/ Mental / Educational

Your goals need to be as detailed and as useful as any other workable roadmap. They should be written as positive objectives rather than negative ones. read more ...


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