As we head back to school, embarking on the 2016 year, we might be asked by our friends, family, kids, and co-workers one or more of the following questions:
- How was your winter break?
- What did you do for fun?
- How was new years?
- Are you excited for this year?
As we answer these questions and more, we might feel a little lump in our throats when we are asked the inevitable, “What’s your New Year’s resolution?” That lump is not uncommon. New Year’s resolutions are hard to make, and even harder to keep. One reason for this is our resolutions can often be a little vague. For example, “I want to exercise more.” might ring a bell. Well, this year we have no need to worry about a lump in our throat because our New Year’s resolution is going to be a smart and successful one! It will be well planned, thought through, and time sensitive…here’s how.
We are going to make sure it is a SMART-Goal. A SMART-Goal is specific, measurable, attainable, realistic, and timely. Let’s break down each piece of what a SMART-Goal is made up of with the help of SMART Goal Man!
It’s not going to be easy, but we are ready for the challenge of being a happier, healthier version of ourselves this year! Happy New Year and here’s to a SMART 2016!
It’s that time of the year again when the calendar flips over to month number one, January. Along with the new year, often comes a list of potential new year goals or resolutions. Are you planning on making a new year’s resolution for 2015? If you are like 45% of the population in the United States, you answered yes. We want to help you be successful and achieve your resolution(s) and the best way to reach a goal is with a written plan. A SMART Goal plan.
Before we get started, do you know what the most common goal in America was in 2013? According to the University of Scranton’s Journal of Clinical Psychology, it was to lose weight. Ranked 5th on the list was ‘staying fit and healthy.’ Not too surprising when we look at the obesity trends over the last ten years in America. Unfortunately, the number of people that actually achieved their goals was a lowly 8%. But not too worry! This year, you are going to set SMART Goals with the help of SMART Goal Man and you are going to be more successful in achieving it! In the following video your will learn what a SMART Goal is and how to write one to meet your specific needs and desires.
If school hasn’t already started for you, it is right around the corner. It can all be a little overwhelming getting ready for the new school year, but we at Focused Fitness want to remind you to set SMART Goals. Whether you are making educational, personal, or fitness goals, SMART Goal Man is here to help you out. Remember to write down your goals, make both short and long term goals, and always believe in yourself! Here’s to the best school year yet!