Goal Setting 

Setting goals helps us plan and focus on what exactly we want to do, helps us work out how we will do it, and gives us the motivation to achieve it. 

The first exercise in today's lesson was to try drawing a cartoon character with both your left and right hands and trying to make them look the same.  

Here’s how Múinteor Clíona’s turned out

How did you get on? Was the goal of drawing the same picture with your non-writing hand realistic? 

Your Goals

To work out what your goals are and how you will achieve them, try and finish the following sentences 

  • The three things I really want to learn are: 
  • Things I will need help with to achieve my goals are: 
  • A concern I have is: 
  • How I will learn the three things I want to learn:
  • The things I will need to help me achieve what I want to achieve are:

Below is a simple template to copy / print and fill out when you have decided on your goals. 

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Vision Board

While it is good to keep your Goal Planner somewhere you can always see it, a more visual way to display your goals is to create a Vision Board. 

Set aside an area of you wall that can be dedicated to pictures of your goals.  Flick through magazines and newspapers and see if there are any pictures that represent what you want to achieve and cut them out and stick them up. If your goal for the next few months is to get to hug your granny, make sure she is up there too!

If your goal is to go on holiday stick up a picture of a beach or an airplane, if it's to go to a concert stick up a picture of your favourite singer, if it’s to learn the guitar stick up a picture of a guitar! And every time you look at your Vision Board you will be reminded of what your goals are and that you have to keep working to achieve them. 

Family Bucket List 

Now you have a handle on what your goals are, how about working on the goals of the family as a group, rather than individual goals.  

A fun activity to do is to sit around and all write down on pieces of paper what you would like the family to achieve in the next year. E.g Get a dog, get fitter, do things together, go hiking… anything!  Do a few each. 

Throw the pieces of paper into a bucket (or similar) and take turns reading them out.  Then you can discuss them and work out if the goal is achievable. You can then take all the goals and write them on a family goal planner and keep it posted on the fridge.  Tick them off as you do them. 


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