Tips to Stay Focused

Break big goals into smaller ones. They won’t feel so daunting, and you’ll be able to celebrate success along the way. For example, if you want to write your memoirs, focus first on attending a writing class or researching your family history.

Reward yourself. Positive feedback is a reward in itself, so share your accomplishments with friends and family — in person or on social media. You also can reward yourself with purchases related to your goal, like new art supplies.

Monitor your progress. Set up daily or weekly reminders, or ask a friend or family member to check in with how you’re doing.

Use visual reminders. Keep a photo related to your goal in constant view, like a vacation destination or the sign-up form for a 5K race.

Source: Harvard Health Online