You've all probably heard or read about the importance of setting goals. How do you get somewhere if you don't have a goal in mind. Whether it's running a 5k, 1/2 marathon or doing 10 pushups or 1 pull up, getting down on the floor to play with your grandkids (& getting back up) you need a plan to achieve that goal.
Using SMARTgoals can help you reach that end goal.
Goals should be:
Specific- Clear & unambiguous, stating specifically what should be accomplished.
Measurable - Examples of measurable goals include performing a given stregnth-training workout 2x a week or losing 5 lbs. You want to see progress.
Attainable - Realistically attainable. Losing 10lbs by the weekend for an upcoming event is not realistic.
Relevant - Relevant to the particular interest, needs & abilities.
Time Bound - Estimated timelines for completion. Ex. "I wanna run a 5k in 6 weeks."
Even if you're not training for the Ironman, setting small daily goals and accomplishing them pushes us on toward our bigger goals.
Examples of daily goals might be:
- Work harder than I did yesterday!
- Skip the bad snacks!
- Plan tonight's dinner!
- Make NO EXCUSES!
- Drink water instead of pop/soda!
What short term or daily goals can you commit to right now that will help you reach your long term goals?
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