This week in my Achieving Goals Series I am focusing the stress of goal setting. The eighth Principle in my 8 Effect Goal Setting Model is Goal Setting Stress.
Goal setting stress occurs when the inconsistency between the current reality and the goal exist. For example, the goal is to save for a new car, but the need to continue with emotional spending prevents a person from saving for a new car.
In the 8 Effect Exercise, your role is to complete the sentence using your own words to help you understand the principle. During the 8 Effect exercise remember to:
• Relax. • Be Present. • Reflect on what it will feel like to achieve your goal using a positive emotion. • Reflect on what it will look like to achieve your goal.
Use your 8 Effect Exercise when you become stuck and are no longer moving towards your goal. Effective use of your 8 Effect will help you rewire your desires to achieve your goals when intention is not enough.
Example: When stressed from goal setting, use the following tips for your 8 Effect Exercise. The DNA of Stress Management™
D (disengage from the stressful thought immediately), N (note what the inconsistency is between the current reality and goal.), and A (activate thoughts of gratitude from the heart to help calm the flight or fight stress response.)
Below is your 8 Effect Exercise for Goal Setting Stress:
When goal setting creates stress, I refer to DNA.