2017 is here and resolutions are in the air. What will the new year bring? What do I want for myself this year? Many of us set exercise or health goals "I will workout 3 days a week" or " I will eat better in the new year." Others set boundaries such as "I will not work overtime in January." Whatever goal you set, do it the right way by making it a SMART Goal.
What is a SMART goal?
S-Specific (What do I want to do?)
M-Measurable (How much and how often will I do it?)
A-Attainable (How will I do it?)
R-Realistic (Can I do it?)
T-Timely (When will I do it?)
Studies show setting SMART goals are a lot more effective and attainable than vague goals. Providing specifics for your goal makes it more attainable because you have a vision of what you want, when, where and how.
Looking for a fun resource from LZX? Encourage clients and students to set SMART (Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Realistic, and Timely) goals to improve their health and wellness with the Set SMART Healthy Behavior Goals Handouts. (pictured) The front of this colorful tear-off tablet worksheet helps participants identify, plan, and commit to nutrition, fitness, and other wellness goals. The backside features a week long chart to record daily food choices and amounts of physical activity. 8 ½” x 11”, 50 sheets, 2-sided.
Here's to a wonderful and SMART new year!