Tools to Help You Set Goals After Graduation
Graduation always brings a mix of emotions, not to mention especially when in the middle of a global pandemic. There’s so much joy and excitement about reaching this huge milestone, but it also means figuring out the next big move. Maybe you already have everything squared away or maybe you’re feeling paralyzed by the unknown. No matter where you lie, we gathered the best tools to help you set goals after graduation.
Start Today Journal
Ground yourself in gratitude and keep the focus on your goals. This journal is all about intentionality; it will help shape your goals and then assist in creating a habit that pushes you to chase after them. We’re so in love with our newest collection of journals available at Target!
We love a good calendar. As best you can, use your calendar to mark any dates of significance. Having a clear picture on what needs to get done makes a huge difference. Don’t forget to mark where you’ll celebrate as you make traction accomplishing your goals!
Have you created an updated vision board? Create a vision for what you want your life to look like post-graduation. What’s your ideal day? What field would you like to work in? Fill your board with every dream you have and keep it in sight. Use the vision board as a way to remember your "why".
Something you already have and maybe aren’t using to the best of its ability? Your phone! Your phone can be a huge strength to setting goals (it can also be a distraction if you let it). Set reminders of both encouragement and check-ins. Utilize the ability to have reminders be recurring. For example, if you want to write a book, you can set a reminder once a week to have two chapters written at the end of every week.
Seek out advice from professionals. We love Dave’s book, Get Out of Your Own Way, and Power of Habit by Charles Duhigg. Goal-setting looks different for everyone, but there are methods and tactics spoken about in these books that are beneficial for everyone.
Use a Priority Planner to time-block your day. Even if you don’t know what your career will look like, structure your days to create the life you want. If you want routine and healthy habits, plan it out. This planner will guide you to use your time more intentionally and wisely.