SMART goals are goals that are specific, measurable, attainable, relevant and time based.
Did that just make your brain hurt? Me too, my friend.
Setting goals and taking steps to achieve them doesn’t have to be scientific, boring, or systematic. However, knowing certain details CAN help, even if you’re not into googling acronyms like I did to sound smart for this post (see what I did there?).
Achieving a goal is a simple task, especially once it’s broken down into smaller, more manageable chunks.
First, set your goal.
Then set mini-goals in smaller intervals.
Last, schedule the actions you will take on a day-to-day basis to get you to your goals.
Sounds simple, right? It actually is.
It’s the mind drama that we experience in real time that keeps us from getting those day to day tasks done.
Have you set a goal in the pat and then wallowed in confusion or doubt? I used to let those Henchmen stand in my way constantly. I would get stuck in that mental swamp. And sometimes swim around for a while, and, in the meantime, my goal died a slow death.
Truly though, pick a goal, set your parameters:
- What is your measurement of “done”? In health goals we often pick weight on scale or steps achieved for a week or inches lost or planning food consistently (measurable – an objective parameter)
- When do you want to successfully complete your goal by (time based)?
- What smaller steps can you break your goal into (what can you do EVERY DAY to move closer to your goal)?
If your feet are stuck in the mental swamp of indecision or confusion, I have the rope to pull you back to safety. Let me teach you how to set and achieve your goals so you don’t ever feel stuck again.
I believe we can all improve our health, one step at a time.
Let’s stay in touch.