Get SMART This Year
Out with the old,in with the new
The beginning of a new year finds many people making New Year's resolutions. While make, few people stay true to them. However, it's a new year and many want to turn over a new leaf.
If you're one of them, you'll be more successful if you make SMART goals! Each goal should be:Specific. Don't say you want to lose some weight, read more or exercise more. Decide how much weight to lose, how many books to read, or how many times a week to exercise.
Measurable. Weigh yourself daily, count the number of books you read monthly, and make note of how many times you exercise each week.
Attainable. Don't set impossible goals. For example, don't vow to lose 10 kilograms in a week. Or if you have just started running, realize you won't be running a long-distance race in a month.
Relevant. If you love history, you probably won't read eight books a month about science. You won't stick with it if the subject isn't interesting.
Timely. Set deadlines. How long will you take to read a book?
A new year is about starting over , so start now!