The feeling when your team scores a goal is exhilarating, and it also feels good to achieve some kind of personal goal. So wouldn’t it be great if you could benefit from a degree of happiness and satisfaction like this when you’re having a rough time?
Seems difficult though, doesn’t it? If your mood’s low, the very idea of goals will seem remote.
There’s a trick that often works, however. Aim to take the very smallest, tiniest action that will take you nearer to your goal.
Need a vacation? Get out the calendar and think about a suitable date. Want to learn something new? Buy a book or reserve it at the library. Housework to do? Wash one dish.
Reaching a goal is like climbing a ladder. It’s generally sensible to begin on the lowest rung.