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Make Better Goals For 2022!

Written By Selinger Chiropractic on January 12, 2022

A new year has come again, and that means it’s time to revisit and renew your goals for better health! There’s no better time to evaluate your health, assess your wellness, and to start making healthy change. Goal setting may not be the easiest thing to do but setting SMART goals can set you up for long-term success.
SMART is an Anacronym and stands for Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Realistic and Trackable. Using SMART goals makes it much more likely you’ll reach your target, which also keeps your motivation high. And setting these health goals shouldn’t be stressful. Remember, each action you take towards better health is a positive step in the right direction and using the SMART framework can help you stay calm and focused. Set aside a few minutes right now and use this handy how to set SMART health goals outline to get started.

Be Specific. Exercising more or eating better are good ideas but nearly impossible to quantify. Aim for specific goals like exercising daily or eating less than 25 grams of sugar each instead. Write a precise amount, this gives the goals clarity and simplicity.  

Making it Measurable. Set a measurable goal like exercising 5 times per week for 20 minutes. A goal needs to have timelines and deadlines, again to provide clarity of what must be achieved by when.

Make it Attainable. Avoid aiming too high or too low. Your health goals should be attainable relative to your current commitments and habits.

Be Realistic. Determine what changes you can realistically and reasonably commit to when considering your current health habits, fitness level and overall health state.

Make it Trackable. This is key. Goals that are trackable can be measured, being able to monitor your progress throughout the year helps you know how close or far you are to the goal. Knowing how close you are can help keep you engaged and excited about hitting your target. In same way it’s important for a football team to know the score of the game and how much time is left to play, its important for you to know your score and deadline to complete your goal; how far are you from hitting your goal. In addition, trackability gives you feedback regarding the amount of additional effort required to hit the goal.

Don’t let your New Year’s resolution go unfulfilled. Remember, by setting SMART goals, you’ll be able to jumpstart your journey to better health. And if you’re near the west lake worth area and you’ve been living with chronic pain or learning to live with a new injury, schedule a visit with us today. We’re here to help you accomplish your health goals for 2022 and beyond, and that starts with getting you off to the sidelines and back in the game!