Happy New Year!  Time to welcome the new year and establish goals to encourage your continued growth, evolution, recovery, and progress.  It seems that so many of us focus on setting “New Year’s Resolutions” that are often motivated by our negative thoughts and feelings about ourselves.  Unfortunately, these resolutions aren’t typically set based on realistic, specific, attainable, and measurable goals that we are dedicated to achieving; rather we do what we think we should do or what we see others going.  Zig Ziglar once said, “Setting goals helps bring your future into your present and the present is the only time we can take action.” So lets start 2019 off with some healthy goals and begin to take action! When setting a goal make sure you are being S.M.A.R.T!  What does that mean?

S.M.A.R.T Goals are:

  • Specific
  • Measurable
  • Attainable/Achievable
  • Realistic
  • Timely

Typical New Year’s Resolution: Lose weight

S.M.A.R.T. Goal of the same resolution: Lose 5-8 pounds per month by exercising for 30 minutes 3 times per week, drinking less soda, and not eating from fast food restaurants.

Typical New Year’s Resolution: Be a happier person.

S.M.A.R.T. Goal of the same resolution: Begin each day by identifying 3 things that I am grateful for and end each day recognizing 3 positive things that happened that day.

Remember, set goals that you want to achieve and follow-through on the plan you make.  You are worth it and we are here to support you!