Everyone, at some point in their life, has hopes and aspirations. Growing up, everyone wants to be a professional athlete, astronaut or maybe a fireman. Dreams and goals don’t have an expiration date. In order to continue to accomplish challenges and reach new milestones, goal setting is essential. This is especially relevant when it comes to achieving and continuing a life of sobriety. There are two different types of goals: short term and long term. Both are equally important and can be used to build on each other. Short-term goals can be hourly, daily, weekly or maybe even over the next month. These can be little victories such as regularly attending recovery meetings or avoiding certain snacks that you usually eat when feeling stressed. As implied in the name, long-term goals span over an extended period and can be supplemental to short-term goals. These can be achieved over a 3-month, 6-month or multiple-year period. These goals can be things like completing a college degree or switching careers.Whatever your short or long-term goals may be, they are very important, especially when completing rehabilitation. If you have goals in place, you have something to work towards. It is also said that if you actually write down these goals, you are more likely to complete them.
What are your short or long term goals?