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The difference between Resolutions & Goals

How many people make the resolution for weight loss each year and how many stick to it? The great thing about resolutions is that they can give you a fresh perspective: Out with the old, in with the new. Like a fresh start.

But the problem is that resolutions fade, and fade fast! Most resolutions are just goals anyways, drink more water, run a marathon, lose weight. SO if you are into resolutions setting, it may be more attainable to think of it as more of a goal. Here are things to keep in mind when setting goals/ resolutions:

  1. Make a plan for a path you need to follow to accomplish the goal. Create actionable steps to follow
  2. Establish times for checking your profess in your calendar system, whatever it is: a day planner, a phone or a hand written list.
  3. Take a look at all the factors that are keeping you from accomplishing your goal and develop a plan to overcome them!
  4. Think about SMART goals: Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Realistic, Time-Based.

Finally make sure you are specific. “Drink more water” is a great resolution but is very vague. While it’s a goal, it’s hard to visualize the steps to get there. And if that’s the case, it’s easier to forget about it.

 

Create and Achieve your own Smart Goals

TITLE: Create and Achieve your own smart Goals

So, you’ve spent time dreaming about being healthy and feeling good, but remember: “A dream is just a dream. A goal is a dream with a plan and a deadline.”

Make sure you have a goal and a plan in place and stick with it. Try the SMART goals method when it comes to your health:

Pick a goal: ie drink your 2 litres of water on Monday, or everyday this week. Use these guidelines to make sure your goal is achiev¬able and that you will reach it:

  • Specific: your goal must be specific.
  • Measurable: you need to be able to measure it.
  • Attainable: is it attainable? If not you need to re-adjust your goal.
  • Realistic: it must be something that is realistic for the time of year.
  • Time related: give it a deadline.
  • Come up with barriers that may hinder you to attain your goal and try to figure out how to overcome those barriers before they happen.