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How to Set Realistic Goals

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Do you ever find yourself trying to do all the things, only to feel like you are drowning? Sometimes, we need help in trying to figure out how to set realistic goals. While being a goal getter is great and all, overachieving often leads to burn out, so let’s talk today about fixing that!

True Confessions of an Overachiever

My latest example of overachieving started with the Blogtober challenge. For those of you not familiar, it is a blogging challenge where you post a new blog post every day for the month of October. I thought it would be a great idea as I am trying to catch up in my blog. I spent a good portion of the past year building my social media for two accounts, so I want to start building up the actual blogs now.

I lasted about a week. I should mention that in my eagerness, I also decided I should do the Blogtober challenge for both blogs. At the time, it seemed like a good goal. It would give me lots of content. However, I quickly realized that it wouldn’t give me quality content because I just don’t have it in me to write that much.

Changing My Intention

Realizing that this was just something I couldn’t do, I gave myself a new goal instead. I decided to shoot for writing as much quality content as I could this month. Now I don’t feel as stressed. Also, I ended up writing some great new content already. While I won’t have 31 brand new posts for this month, I will have several new posts. Plus, I started creating a more consistent schedule for writing.

How to Set Realistic Goals

When setting goals, it is important to be realistic. Otherwise, you will just sabotage yourself. Also, don’t focus on a lot of goals, just start with one or two things. Make sure they are specific though!

When setting realistic goals, set a time frame. Also, make sure they fit with any limitations you might have. For me, this is super important as I have chronic health issues and need to be mindful of not overdoing it.

Finally, don’t be afraid to ask for help. If you want something but feel stuck, make sure you reach out to friends and family to keep you on task. Also, if you feel really overwhelmed, maybe you should re-evaluate your goals.

How to set realistic goals, complete with infographic for easy reference

Final Thoughts

How are you working at setting realistic goals? Do you ever take on too much? I would love to hear how you set goals! As always, don’t forget to follow me on Instagram for stories, fashion, and shenanigans!

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  1. Tracy
    October 15, 2019 at 10:47 pm

    I totally agree with setting realistic expectations. I would love to do a blogtober or blogmas but with a full time job and other obligations I just don’t have the time! So I’ve just been trying to set a goal to post at least 3 times a week! Hopefully, I can keep that up!


  2. monique s
    October 18, 2019 at 12:16 am

    So important for goals to be realistic to avoid disappointment.

  3. Pauline Milner
    October 18, 2019 at 11:41 am

    When I set goals, I leave myself some room to allow me extra time without feeling guilty. Sometimes, life just gets in the way! Thanks for the super giveaway opportunity.

  4. edye
    October 19, 2019 at 12:08 pm

    thanks for the giveaway!

  5. Dianna
    October 20, 2019 at 12:24 am

    I appreciate thoughtful posts like this one.

  6. Dorothy Boucher
    October 20, 2019 at 1:10 am

    I definitely agree with what you said here, one can not set goals that are to far to reach, its best to set small and move forward.

  7. NANCY
    October 20, 2019 at 2:30 am

    Great advice. I agree. Thanks for the chance.

  8. Antoinette M
    October 20, 2019 at 3:23 am

    Thanks for sharing your tips on goal setting!

  9. lisa king
    October 24, 2019 at 11:24 pm

    i totally agree on the advice,,all to often we set goals we can never achieve

  10. Leela
    October 28, 2019 at 12:23 am

    Thanks for all the tips.

  11. Jeanna Massman
    October 28, 2019 at 4:02 am

    I would love to try this product. Thanks for the giveaway!

  12. Audrey Stewart
    October 28, 2019 at 12:22 pm

    I always set goals. Before I go to sleep, I write down 5 things I want to get done the next day, and I try to do them. If I can’t get them all done, the remainders go on the list for the next day.

  13. fran
    October 29, 2019 at 1:29 am

    Always celebrate steps you reach toward your goals

  14. Nancy Jachcik
    October 29, 2019 at 2:20 am

    Liked you tips on realistic goal setting . Thanks!

  15. Helga
    October 29, 2019 at 2:08 pm

    Great post. I try to set realistic goals. Its important to be goal oriented without being perfectionistic!

  16. Jennifer R
    October 30, 2019 at 4:06 am

    Thank you for giving your readers great advice and pertinent information. I am a new subscriber and have enjoyed what I have read and look forward to more posts.

  17. Dolores Miranda
    October 30, 2019 at 11:39 pm

    Such wonderful tips and advice!Very helpful!

  18. Calvin
    February 17, 2020 at 7:18 pm

    Very straightforward, helpful to have realistic goals.

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