Five tips to Avoid Goal Fatigue - Law of Reflection

Five tips to Avoid Goal Fatigue - Law of Reflection | Janis Janovskis

Every now and again, you may bump into a situation where suddenly, and seemingly out of nowhere; you stop hitting your goals; you seem to be a little distracted.

You may feel burned out and overwhelmed.

Part of that comes from the intensity to follow through on a goal. That can take up much energy, you know, that mental focus of being able to stick with it.

You may find that you are entirely unfocused. You may say to yourself things like; I don't know, I'm just feeling burnt out, I don't see through, what's the next step, and so on.

All of those things that we all struggle with, from time to time, can be mentally draining.

What you've just experienced is what we in the Maxwell Leadership coaching call "the Law of Reflection."; learning to pause allows growth to catch up with you!

Here are five things you can do in this situation:

  • Break your goals down into smaller, more manageable tasks: Instead of trying to tackle a vital goal all at once, break it down into smaller, bite-sized tasks that you can work on one at a time. This can help you make progress on your goal without feeling overwhelmed. Remember to evaluate the progress from time to time.
  • Set achievable goals: Make sure that your goals are realistic and achievable. If your goals are too ambitious, you may become discouraged and lose motivation. Again - evaluate the progress; otherwise, how can you measure the improvement?
  • Take breaks: It's essential to take breaks and give yourself time to rest and recharge. Taking regular intervals can help prevent burnout and keep you feeling motivated and energized.
  • Take notes, and practice authentic journaling. You will have to take breaks and pause to achieve that, forcing you to change your perspective, and enabling you to evaluate progress.
  • Practice self-care: Make sure to take care of your physical and mental well-being. This might include things like getting enough sleep, eating well, exercising, and taking time for hobbies or activities that you enjoy.

You can put one below as number six on the list; however, I prefer to keep it separate.

Get support: Talk to a friend, family member, or therapist about your goals and any challenges you face. Having a supportive network can help you stay motivated and on track.

Feel free to message me to support you in your personal growth journey.