First of all I divided my goals into 5 main areas: me, family, professional, fitness and home. I then set about defining smaller goals for these 5 areas. I decided I would choose to do one of these a day. I write these all down in a book, and at the end of each day I tick off the ones I have done. So far I've managed to stick to 5 small goals every day and often many more than this.
These are some examples of the goals I have set:
Me Goals - these are all things that I like doing and involve some amount of self care. They can be as simple as putting on a facepack and sitting in a nice warm bath with some scented candles and relaxing music, or giving myself a proper manicure or pedicure. Other favourite goals of mine are to do with hobbies I'd been developing before lockdown. For example last summer I joined a sketchbook class. Painting a picture in my sketchbook is one of my options for a "me goal" - and I have to say my drawing and painting skills have certainly improved the more I have practiced. Another goal that I have in this category is to sit in the sun and read a book.
That just about sums it up! Every day I choose one goal from each category and at the end of the day I tick off which ones I've done. That means that every day I get a small sense of achievement and feel that I've made some progress. I have been very anxious at times (about my health and the health of those I love, and also about the fact that I have no regular income now which is certainly stressful) but I have also learned to focus on what I can control and do a good job at that - and having 5 goals a day really helps.
By the way all the images in this post are drawn by my daughter - click on them to enlarge them as they catalogue her experience of lockdown. If you like them you could also follow her posts on Instagram.
How are you getting through lockdown?