Wednesday, January 4, 2017

Humpday Hint: One SMART Goal Instead of Failed Resolutions

Contributing Author: Gentle Heron

For many people, New Year Resolutions just don’t work to help them make necessary or desired life changes. Instead, try making a SMART goal. A SMART goal is:

  • Specific: Write down in detail what you are striving for and what it will look like when you achieve it.
  • Measurable: Document how you will know when you’ve achieved the goal, and the subgoals along the way.
  • Achievable: Create a step-by-step plan of how you will work toward the goal.
  • Realistic: Be honest with yourself. Can you really reach this goal?
  • Time-framed: Make a timeline. Put intermediate steps and daily activities in your calendar.

One goal at a time is all you need to impact your quality of life. Just be sure it’s a SMART goal.

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