New Year’s Resolutions the SMART way

Will Campbell

Posted on December 20 2013

With a new year around the corner, New Year’s resolutions are being thrown around in your head. There is always the typical resolution of “I’m going to start going to the gym”. However, having vague expectations of yourself may be overwhelming. Here are suggestions on how to plan and effectively make your new year’s resolutions last the year. 

I recommend picking one goal for each aspect in life that you want to improve or change.  Like drinking more water for health and telling your loved ones you love them more often for interpersonal goals.

The rules for setting goals are SMART: specific, measurable, attainable, realistic and time-bound. Instead of a resolution to eat healthy make it HOW you are going to eat healthy, like having 3 meals a day or eating 5 serving of fruits and vegetables a day. A year is a long time but suitable for bigger goals, so make sure little steps create a path to reach your goal.  

For sure write down your goals, if you want to take it a step further make a board with visuals and display it somewhere you will see it often. Once a month look at your goals and treat yourself when you have completed one of the steps to accomplishing your goal.  It takes energy to plan something for a year but your accomplishments will be well worth it!

Hope this sparks some inspiration. Share your New Year’s resolutions and tips!

Until my next blog post,

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