Ways to Establish Healthy Goals off and on the Clock After Treatment
Establishing healthy goals can go a long way. You have already achieved so much on the rigorous path through treatment, but the aftercare plans are also important to consider. When you decide that work is the right path after treatment, establishing goals at work and home can help with motivation and reinforce your commitment toward a healthier life. However, how can you set goals that benefit you in both environments?
Finding a Balance With Different Work and Home Environments
The challenge of finding a balance between work and home involves a juggling act. There are different pressures from family, friends, personal thoughts, and work-related demands that require attention.
In a work environment, you may feel a sense of control or ownership over your actions, leading to more motivation and lower stress. The same goes for a home environment where there is little conflict between family members and daily duties. However, when one environment consumes the other, the balance shifts, as does your mindset.
Studies have shown that a positive work environment helps promote productivity. In addition, similar studies reveal that a healthy individual who sets goals outside of work is also more productive. The home and work environments, while not the easiest to initially balance, can both help you function inside and outside of work and reduce your overall stress.
A work environment where you can grow or reach productivity requirements is more conducive to success. When an individual at home pushes themself to achieve personal goals, that mindset can carry into the work environment. Mixing your work and home goals establishes a safe and comfortable outlook on life, making you more productive and creating a balance between the two environments.
Why Is It Important to Set Goals in and Out of Work?
When you have a positive work and home environment, you can achieve more focus and perform at a higher capacity. Setting goals for both work and home can create balance in your life. Goal setting in work or home environments directs you on a path toward success and happiness. Goals can improve morale, foster growth, and increase productivity. These effects are all good for both home and work.
Goals can include improving productivity, emphasizing honest and transparent communication, showing compassion towards others, expressing positive reinforcement, or creating growth opportunities. All the goals you choose to set, whether at home or work, help with your aftercare recovery plan. They can promote your cognitive performance and physical health and help drive you to accomplish more of your daily duties. Goals are essential to maintaining a healthy recovery path.
How Can You Set Healthy Goals to Continue Your Growth?
There might be a few bumps in the road when you try to set a positive balance between work goals and home goals. These bumps may be interruptions, distractions, rules, or criticisms that deter you from your goal or affect your mindset. However, there are ways you can set healthy goals to continue your growth, some of which may require preventative maintenance before you reach the goal.
Some of these preventative methods that you can use to set healthy goals are to set and track your working hours in advance, create a boundary to limit interruptions, understand the impact of distractions, and set yourself up for success to multitask efficiently.
Working towards healthier goals is not always going to be easy. You may have heightened distractions, especially because you’re committed to staying sober. However, establishing trust within yourself that you will make the right decisions is an essential step to jump-start your goals.
As you know, the recovery process is never a straight path to travel. However, when you know ahead of time that not everything is a smooth ride but have prepared yourself for the road, the growth can flourish. Once you have a few preventative maintenance methods put into place, you can start focusing more on your actual goals to help you continue your growth while on the clock and off the clock.
What Goals Should You Consider Implementing After Treatment?
Implementing goals in your home and your work environment is essential to your growth and commitment to a sober life. These goals can make life easier to handle and improve self-sufficiency.
Finding Your Purpose
Ask yourself what matters to you now and what you think is important. You can set a goal related to the results.
Create a Health Goal
You are already on the path to making yourself a healthier person, so why not expand that even more in your work and home environments? Health is a great way to extend your life and boost your energy and vitality. You could set all sorts of health goals, like managing your weight, boosting your immune system, or creating a nutrition plan.
Set a SMART Approach Goal
Many goals can be outlined by the SMART approach. The SMART plan is to be specific, measurable, attainable, relevant, and time-bound. Any goal set up with the SMART approach is rigorously defined and specifically catered toward accountability and measurability. This approach can help you set up your goals within a manageable timeframe and help you remain focused on your achievements.
Long-Term and Short-Term Goals
Work and home life require both long-term and short-term goals. Many people who go through recovery often are stressed out about leaving their families to go off to work. Focusing on both long-term and short-term goals can cause the stresses of both work and home to lessen.
The journey of work and life balance is less intimidating when the goals are introduced to both environments simultaneously. Some possible goals include focusing on eliminating stress triggers, continuing your breathing techniques, or committing to positive actions that such as meditating or exercising. These are positive attributes and activities to build your journey to a healthy lifestyle.
Your Focus On Life in and Outside of Work?
There are different goals to help you keep a positive mindset and improve your overall well-being inside and outside of work. When you balance work and home life and maintain a positive mindset, both environments will boost each other up, making your goals more achievable.
Take the time to put in preventative maintenance. Plan and organize yourself toward meeting your goals. After you set your goals and implement them to boost your commitment to a healthier lifestyle, they will gradually become natural in your life. You may need to consider focusing on your life by waking up with a strict routine, making time for exercise and cooking healthier meals, making time to attend your support groups, creating time for self-care, keeping a daily journal, and learning new things. These can be added into goals in the work environment and outside of the work environment to ensure that your commitment to a sober living lifestyle is a priority. Mountain Peak Recovery teaches you how to balance your recovery goals and how to focus on the positive aspects of your life. If you are alumni of Mountain Peak Recovery or someone currently in recovery seeking help with aftercare, call us at (801) 824-8829 for assistance.