Category: Life Skills

Don’t Lose Sight of Your Short Term Goals

When I talked to my therapist last, I told her that I’m worried about the logistics of going back to school after my mental health improves to that point. She pointed out that that’s way in the future and I should focus more on my shorter term goals, such as finding a place and going through a program that helps people with psychiatric disabilities get ready for college. I learned that worrying about the future takes up energy that would be better spent on things closer to the present. It’s not that long term goals aren’t important, but shorter term ones are more urgent. Also, short term goals serve as stepping stones to the long term ones. It’s important to consider them all together in the big picture.