Setting SMART New Year’s Resolutions

Happy New Year!

The new year is a great time to set goals, but it can be hard to keep those goals as the year goes on. Setting SMART goals will make it easier for you to stick to them.

What are SMART goals?

SMART Goals are:

S: Specific

State exactly what you want to achieve, and write down the goal somewhere you can see it.

M: Measurable

Being able to measure your progress is important so you know when you’ve done it!

A: Achievable

The goal should be realistic for where you are now.

R: Relevant

Your goal should be something that’s important to you!

T: Time-bound

Lastly, you should aim to achieve your goal by a certain day or time of year.

Examples of SMART goals:

  • My goal is to read 20 books for fun (not for school) by June 1st. I think reading is a fun and relaxing the way to learn new things!
  • My goal is to eat 3 or more servings of fruits or vegetables every day for all of January. A serving is one handful, and eating fruits and veggies will help keep me full and healthy.
  • My goal is to exercise every Tuesday, Wednesday, and Saturday evening for at least 30 minutes. I will exercise by playing basketball, running around my neighborhood, or following along with a yoga video in my living room. I want to stick to this schedule for the whole month of January.

Ask your Health Coach for help forming your SMART goals!