How to Set Goals and a Goal Setting Structure


Goal setting is all the buzz these days. Some people live and thrive by them, others live by a different ethos. If you are a goal-oriented person, you might find this article on how to set goals helpful to get better and be better.

At the time of this writing, the coronavirus and the world’s response to it are in full swing. It might feel odd to talk about goal setting in a time of crisis. But in every crisis, there’s an opportunity. An opportunity to re-commit to the things that are important. An opportunity to focus on what’s important now. An opportunity to stabilize ourselves with healthy habits and routines.

Whether you’re setting personal goals or professional goals, goal-setting can help you focus on what’s important to you right now, for the future. 

In this article, we’ll look at 2 different kinds of goals from a study, then I'll suggest a third to complete the goal setting structure.

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Anxiety: What Sports Psychology Can Teach Us in Times of Uncertainty

What Sports Psychology Can Teach Us in Times of Uncertainty

As many of you know, the coronavirus is on everyone's mind. Facebook and Instagram posts highlight the anxiety from the worldwide pandemic. People are on edge. People are thrown off their daily routines. Kids are out of school.  Jobs, money, and the stock market are all unstable. Lives are at risk.  All of it can be anxiety-producing.

While visiting friends down in the Santa Barbara area, an English professor friend of mine at a college in the region estimated that even before the rise of the coronavirus, 1 in 4 students have visited the mental health office with many of those visits being anxiety-related. 1 in 4. And that's just the students who have reported having anxiety-related issues. How many more are there?

And how many more working-class people are experiencing anxiety from the uncertainty caused by the coronavirus? 

Can we escape the anxiety that is produced by the uncertainty of the times?

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