Tips On Developing Goals Can Manage Our Fears and Anxieties

Fear and anxiety can interfere with your ability to achieve things in life. Our fears and other mental health issues can reduce our self-confidence and stop us from getting what we want.  Developing specific goals in our daily lives can be a great way to reduce our stresses. (Set Smart Goals)

Here are 7 tips on how creating goals can help reduce our fears and anxieties.

1. Goals Help Us To Focus

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Developing goals will help you manage your fears because goals help us not to dwell on our worries and fears. For instance, your boss wants your report by the end of the week. If you focus on not meeting the deadline this will make you anxious and nervous. Develop a plan on how you want to accomplish your task and then concentrate on that plan to get the report finished.

2. Goals Motivate Us

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Creating certain goals will help you to gain the desire to try doing something that is different.  Being determined can help overcome your fears and anxieties, but it will not take away all of your problems. Doing an activity you like will increase your motivation and give you the determination to be more successful. This is a lot better than worryingabout what can go wrong. (Overcome Fear of Failure)

3. Goals Keep Us Active

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Developing certain guidelines will help you to be active during your stressful times. When your anxieties get the best of you, you need to discover a way that will get you to stop worrying. You need to take your mind off of your stresses and current worries.  Setting goals will help you to keep busy instead of worrying about your challenges. Once you accomplish what you need to get done, you will be in a happier mood. (Ways To A Peaceful Mind)

4. Goals Can Measure Our Results

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It is absolutely critical that you are able to keep track of your accomplishments when doing a difficult task. Goals can help keep record of what you have successfully done in the past which can greatly reduce our current fears and worries. The next time you get anxious on a given task, remind yourself of your past accomplishments.

5. Goals Can Get Us Back On Track 

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There are times that things do not go our own way. This can cause us to lose confidence in ourselves. Creating and finishing your goals can put us back on the path to success. Goals can help us to better focus on the positive things instead of worrying about your past mistakes.

6. People Love Goals

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Creating a goal and developing a plan to accomplish the task shows people that you are determined and willing to work hard. Some people will just do something really quick just to get finished. This lack of effort can make us look lazy. Developing goals tells everyone else that you are willing to do whatever you need to do to finish your tasks. (Motivational Work Quotes)

7. Goals Reduce Conflicts 

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Goals can help to reduce potential conflicts. Having a goal can help us to see when trouble may be ahead and goals gives you the chance to makes those changes that will get you results. Sometimes it takes a lot of attempts to do something and developing a plan can help prevent conflict down the road. (Smart Goals in Life)

ByStan Popovich

Stan Popovich is the author of “A Layman’s Guide to Managing Fear Using Psychology, Christianity and Non Resistant Methods” – an easy to read book that presents a general overview of techniques that are effective in managing persistent fears and anxieties. Stan’s book has over 400 book reviews.

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