Setting Smart Health Goals in 2021
Bottom Line: Have you ever felt like you were working hard but weren't making any progress towards your goals?
You're not alone. Most people feel that way each year around this time. They set goals, take a few action steps, but never seem to accomplish very much. Often the problem isn't a lack of motivation... it's just that they haven't set smart goals.
Smart health goals make it easier for you to clarify your thoughts, focus your efforts, use your time to your advantage, and increase your chances of not only achieving but surpassing your expectations!
Why it Matters: Living a healthy life is more than just being free from pain. Setting health goals, stretching your comfort zone, and celebrating small wins are important parts of a fulfilling life. As you plan your New Year's resolutions for a healthy 2021, plan SMART goals.
Specific: Make your goals specific for more effective planning.
Measurable: define how you are making progress.
Attainable: make them reasonable to accomplish.
Relevant: your goals should align with your values.
Time-Based: set a date of completion.
Next Steps: There is no better time than right now to begin setting goals to improve your health this year. Living a healthy life is a journey, so be sure to celebrate each step of your progress, no matter how seemingly small. And know that our practice is here to help guide you along the way! If you have a health challenge or an ache or pain that's holding you back from reaching your goals, let us know. We'll be happy to help!
Science Source(s): Smart Goals: How to Make Your Goals Achievable. MindTools. 2020.