With February right around the corner, we wanted to do a check in to see how your goals are going!
Have you quit?
Did you try to do too much to fast?
Did you have a solid plan for how you were going to execute your new habits?
Did you plan for hurdles?
Were the goals truly important to you or did they just sound nice?
Have you made excuses?
Once you analyze why they may not be going great, let’s look forward to how we can avoid making those same mistakes again as we continue to go though the year.
You’ve probably heard the acronym “SMART” goals before, but let’s look through the list to see if the goals we made truly are SMART!
Specific – Saying “Lose weight” or “be more positive” is generic and has too many loose ends. “Lose 8 lbs” or “Write down 3 positive thoughts every day” is much more specific.
Measurable – How will you know when your goal is accomplished if you goal isn’t measurable?
Attainable – Of course you want to challenge yourself, but don’t set yourself up for failure by expecting big things overnight. A great way to do this is create one big goal and then smaller, more reasonable goals that help work you towards it.
Relevant– Why is this goal important to you? Is it truly important or was it a nice thought? It matters. Don’t waste time on things that aren’t realistic
Time bound – If you set a deadline you’re less likely to put it off. Hold yourself to this date!
Do you need to make some changes to your goals?