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4 Tips for Setting Your Greatest Goals

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At 10 Acre Ranch, our self-realization therapy helps residents love themselves again and embrace their gifts, talents and skills. And an important part of this is learning to develop meaningful and purposeful life goals. After all, you only have one life and you deserve to plan for the best possible one.

Here are some smart goal-setting steps to get you started:

Make your goals yours. Your goals should be yours and yours alone – not the goals of your spouse or friend. Start by asking yourself: “What’s really important to me?”

Be specific. It’s best to avoid any vague generalizations. Consider using the popular goal-setting strategy called “SMART,” which stands for Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Realistic and Timely or Time-sensitive. For example, a SMART Goal might be to walk one mile, every day, for five days a week, starting on Monday morning.

Make your goals well-balanced. At 10 Acre Ranch, we believe that there is boundless joy beyond drugs and/or alcohol abuse. To this end, make sure that your goals include fun, healthy recreation as well as some time to relax and enjoy your closest friends and family members.

Be sure to share your goals. You don’t have to reveal your goals to everyone you meet, but confiding in a family member or friend will give you extra support and help hold you accountable.

A few more questions to keep in mind while goal setting, include:

  • What do I want to do in life?
  • Where do I want to go?
  • What type of contributions do I want to make to society?
  • What new things do I want to learn?
  • What type of people do I want to meet?
  • Who do I want to spend my time with?
  • How much money do I want to save?
  • What will I do for fun?
  • What will I do to stay healthy and sober?

Realize Your Full Potential
At 10 Acre Ranch drug and alcohol recovery facility, our addiction treatment programs incorporate self-realization therapy to help residents replace destructive patterns with healthy ones. Our team helps residents view themselves as whole, worthwhile people with unlimited capabilities. To learn more, call today: 877-228-4679.