Personal goals are just one of the many things that have been put to an abrupt stop during the pandemic.
With limited mobility and access to key establishments, we tend to lose sight of our goals as we focus on the seemingly hopeless situation on hand.
To feel quite anxious and stressed about everything around us is a normal reaction towards this, and oftentimes, by overthinking much, we end up feeling even more lost and confused.
However, what we fail to recognize in the process is the beautiful opportunity to reflect on our personal goals.
Celebrity Life Coach and international best selling author Myke Celis points out the value in shifting perspectives during the pandemic when it comes to personal goals.
Celis said: “We must remember that life goes on, even during the pandemic. And that should inspire us to reflect and re-align our personal goals accordingly. It’s not about giving up on your big dreams, but rather, focusing first on what is achievable here and now.”
For him, willingness to pivot is key.
“Ask yourself these: What’s not working anymore? What is still under my control? It’s all about grounding yourself first and letting go of what no longer serves you well as of the moment.
Next thing is to ask yourself: What is it that I really want and what is the simplest step to get started on it? More than ever, it’s the perfect time to re-evaluate yourself and start all over again. It’s all about breaking down your big goals into smaller manageable steps so that you don’t get overwhelmed. One step at a time. One day at a time. Simplify everything.”
How do you manage the pressure that comes with goal setting amidst challenging times?
Coach Myke Celis:
“Don’t pressure yourself into achieving much. Not everything has to happen all at the same time and definitely not in the same pace like that of others. Focus on growing at your own pace, in your own space. Be patient with yourself and your journey. Consider it as a pit stop, not a dead end.”
What is one important value that we must remember when re-setting goals?
“Be flexible. Check in with yourself and your goals more often. Adjust accordingly. Pivot willingly. Only then will you be able to become your own #bestmeever amidst the pandemic.”