Looking beyond the everyday
Strong goals give a sense of purpose and inform a person's decisions about everything they do. Learning about a person's goals is like a window into their values. Much like values, goals can be a powerful tool in therapy. They can be used for motivation, a tool for exploration, or a guide for making decisions.
Long to-do lists and difficult responsibilities often lead to stress and anxiety. If the stress and anxiety get to be too much, avoidance and procrastination may be used as unhealthy coping strategies. Avoidance and procrastination let a person avoid these uncomfortable emotions, at a cost.