Did you set goals for this year? Either personal or professional? In my job [coaching] it is a big thing to set yearly goals. Last year I decided to give it a goal. I invested in a course on planning and I set aside time to make a complete year plan. In fact I was really proud of it and was set on sticking to it.
I am not saying that plans are wrong for everyone. But for me they did not work at all. Living with chronic pain means making choices.
2015 was a mixed year for me. I found out that next to RSI, I was now also facing fibromyalgia. And that meant finding a new balance in life which took presence to my other goals.
Like most people I went through the stages of learning about a condition. As this was not the first time for me it went a lot quicker. But it took time and trial and error. Thankfully I have supportive people in my life and my own coach who helped a great deal.
So what works for me when it comes to goals?
- Not asking too much of myself.
- Making a to do list but not putting a date behind them.
- Every month I work om my goals, doing what is most urgent and doing as much as I can.
- Not putting on too much pressure lowers my stress levels.
Finding you stress triggers can do a lot to keep down your pain levels.
If you want some help in this process please don’t hesitate to contact me.