Be SMART About Setting Goals

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Be SMART About Setting Goals

Living a healthy lifestyle is something that I important to almost all of us.  So much that most of us insure ourselves and our loved ones to protect our health and lifestyle.  There is SO much that happens in our daily lives and we get so busy, that sometimes we forget about our own personal goals.  Setting and reaching your own goals contributes to your success, lifestyle, personal life, and health.  Setting clear goals, was well as creating a plan on how to achieve them can be difficult at times.  Here are some tips to help you with your goals on becoming a healthier and more successful YOU:

  1. Set clear goals
  2. Choose goals that have a defined purpose
  3. Set start and finish dates
  4. Schedule time to work on goals
  5. Track all of your progress
  6. Utilize S.M.A.R.T.

What is S.M.A.R.T?

SPECIFIC: specific, significant, stretching – Make your goal clear, not general

MEASURABLE: measurable, meaningful, motivational – set measurements

ACHIEVABLE: agreed upon, attainable, achievable, acceptable, action-oriented – make goals attainable

REALISTIC: realistic, relevant, reasonable, rewarding, results-oriented – Make your goal must match-up with time commitments and ability

TIMELY: time-based, time-bound, timely, tangible, trackable – Put a date on goals for accountability