Are your goals SMART
|As many are starting their new year with new goals and lifestyle changes, remember to make them S.M.A.R.T|
|Here’s a quick checklist to see if your goals are SMART:|
Specific: Are your goals specific? Saying that you want to lose weight and get fit, is not being very specific. Try having a specific goal, such as a 10 or 20lb weight loss, or being able to run a 5km race in 30 minutes.
Measureable: Use a tape measure, a scale or a stopwatch. Make sure you can document where you are now and when you reach your goal.
Attainable: If you’ve never run a day in your life, running a 4 min mile might not be very attainable (right away). Losing 10lbs is more attainable than 50lbs, if you only have one month to do it.
Realistic: You are the only one that will know if your goal is realistic or not. Having a high goal is great, but not too high. If the goal is too high, you might not reach it, making you give up. If your goal is too easy, you might lose interest and stop before you reach it.
Timing: If there are no time limits on your goals, they will never happen. If you’re wanting to lose 10lbs and you don’t have an end time, it could take you months to reach your goal. If you make the timing 30 days, you’ll be more likely to accomplish it.If you know someone who needs a bit of extra help reaching their goals, here’s your chance to give that helping hand. Gift certificates are still available in any denomination.
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