Please read my article on goals titled ‘How to Turn Your Dreams into Reality’ and create two meaningful S.M.A.R.T. goals. The goals may be as simple as ‘create scrapbook’, ‘volunteer for a charity for one month and record it in a journal’ or ‘read book on loss and follow exercises’ depending on the severity of your loss.

 

If you are feeling like you are recovering from your loss and ready to begin channeling your energies into something new you could be more ambitious like ‘create a bucket list and do one thing from the list each month’ or even ‘start a blog’ or ‘take up photography and create a portfolio of landscape photos’.

 

Whatever stage in your recovery you are, create a goal which is meaningful and healing to you. Some may be therapeutic, like creating a scrapbook and some may be aspirational, like taking up photography.

 

What S.M.A.R.T. goals did you come up with? If you already have goals did you make them S.M.A.R.T.? How healing and restorative do you think your goals are? Do you find focusing your energy in this way helpful in dealing with your loss? Please share your thoughts in the comments below to gain encouragement, insight and support from our community, we’d love to hear from you.