A new year is a great time for creating new goals. And when setting your goals, it's best to make them S.M.A.R.T! Setting goals that are simple and straightforward will help you move forward with confidence.
Think about a goal you would like to set this year. Using the examples and SMART goal infographic, what details can you add to your goal?
Typical Goal: I will exercise more.
SMART Goal: I will walk for 20 minutes 5 days a week.
Typical Goal: I will stop drinking sodas.
SMART Goal: I will cut back to only one soda a week.
You’ve set your SMART goal—Now what?
- Post your SMART goal in an area where you will see it often (ex: bathroom mirror, refrigerator, office space, cell phone screen, etc.).
- Set aside time each week to assess your progress and make adjustments when needed.
- Think of your plan as an experiment; if something isn't working, either tweak it or try something else.
How we can help:
Health Plus provides personal lifestyle coaching as a benefit for Vanderbilt faculty and staff. If you would like to make lifestyle changes and would like the support of a lifestyle coach, complete this short form.
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