The New Year is a great opportunity to set intentions, make goals, and reassess what we want out of life.
If you have different abilities, goal-setting and resolutions can help you to celebrate your strengths and make gradual improvements over time.
Getting on track at the start of the year can also be very motivating, and it can ensure you achieve the goals set out in your NDIS plan.
Here are some tips to set the right goals for 2023.
Make goals that make sense for you
For those who experience disability, it’s essential to make goals that are relevant to you. There’s no one-size-fits-all. The right goals will be personal and make sense for your current stage.
Think about the different abilities you have and focus on where you want to improve. Play to your strengths, but also make sure you challenge yourself a little –– this is where progress can be made.
Break goals into smaller steps
Large goals can be overwhelming. Say you’ve set yourself the goal of learning to drive –– that can be a big challenge.
But really, learning to drive is done in a series of smaller steps. When taken one small action at a time, over a long period, the process might not seem so intimidating.
It’s also helpful to just focus on a few main intentions for the year –– that way you’ll feel less overwhelmed, and you’ll have a greater chance of achieving your goals.
Align your goals with your plan
NDIS plans revolve around goal setting. Setting intentions for 2023 that complement or line up with your NDIS plan can be very helpful.
By setting New Year goals that will assist you to meet the goals in your plan, you’ll be using your funding in the most helpful and appropriate ways.
Keep in mind, NDIS funding is much more likely to be approved if it’s specifically set out as a goal in your plan.
Get inspired with new goals
To set the most helpful goals, it can be helpful to write a big list of all the things you want to do and then choose the ones that are most exciting and relevant to you in 2023.
To get you inspired, here’s a list of some ideas:
- Increasing access to the community by engaging with local events
- Increasing independence by preparing more meals for yourself
- Increasing self-confidence by always using positive words to describe yourself
- Increasing mental health by spending 10 minutes meditating every day
- Increasing autonomy by learning to drive
These are just a few starters –– there are many other things you might choose to work on this year. And your support coordinator may be able to help you with this.
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