How SMART Are You?
So many of us have a best wish. "I wish I could get to the gym more often." "I wish I ate better." I wish I worked on my mobility more often." Wishes are not a plan. You need a SMART goal.
SMART goals are specific. Instead of saying you want to get to the gym consistently. Your SMART goal is to get to the gym 12 times this month.
SMART goals are measurable. Attending 12 classes this month is a measurable goal where as going to the gym consistently is not.
SMART goals have a plan. You will pack your gym bag the night before you plan to attend class. You will enroll in class and set a reminder on your phone. You will block out your schedule so no one can take your gym time away from you.
SMART goals are meaningful to you because they move the needle in the direction you want to go. You want to attend 12 classes per month because you want to have a lower resting heart rate. A lower resting heart rate will reduce your risk of hypertension, heart disease and might reduce COVID symptom severity.
SMART goals are time bound. You will attend 12 classes in April, and then 14 in May. This is more specific than working on "being consistent". The best thing about a time bound goal? You have an end point and you know when you've achieved you goal! How great is that?
How can you make your "best wishes" into SMART goals? How can you make anything you want to do into a SMART goal? Share with us in the comments.
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