SMART goals are effective in getting results because they keep your brain focused on the vision.
You’ve probably heard it before.
Goals should be set to be Specific, Measurable, Accountable/Attainable, Relevant, and Timely.
In this way a SMART goal has specifically addressed what we want to happen and when we want it to happen by.
If you want to prevent or reverse disease A SMART goal gives a clear vision.
With the vision in front of us, we then have to get down to the work of figuring out what barriers are possibly preventing us from reaching the goal.
The next step – what interventions or actions are we going to take to address the barriers and achieve the goal?
One of the first steps I recommend in creating a vision for your health and setting SMART goals is a health journal. A journal can help focus on building new habits rather than fighting old habits. It can help to frame failures as opportunities to create momentum focused on moving forward with new knowledge and awareness. Most of all, it helps us to become more aware of how our actions are affecting our results and whether what we are actually doing is congruent with what we say we are doing in our mind.
A journal can also help you to lead with your values. It can help you learn to recognize projects that may be exhilarating, but create stress by being in conflict with your values. A journal helps to focus on being resilient and learning to align your values with your work and life.
Take my health journal course and learn how employing this simple technique & using SMART goals can help you:
- Find a starting point!
- Gain some clarity on where you are
- Be accountable for what you are doing for your health
- Learn about healthy blood pressure & cholesterol numbers.
- You create the vision – Set your health goals & get started tracking your progress.
Live healthy and Be S.M.A.R.T about it!
Feature photo is a page out of “Together is Better A Little Book of Inspiration” by Simon Sinek