SMARTer Goal Setting
Monday, February 11, 2013
While cruising the Spark motivation articles just now, I came across the words SMART goals. Thinking about my reflection around the goals I set yesterday, I was intrigued. At first I thought it was more of the same, but after further investigation I have to admit I learned a few things. The first one being that the goals I set so thoughtfully yesterday were not SMART...hahaha. Dang it! I completed step one (state your goal in as few words as possible) and thought I was done. Steps two - four talk about outlining how you are going to go about accomplishing your goals....perhaps the most important part!
Let's review my reviewed goals and make them SMARTer:
February goal ONE - "try one healthy new recipe a week"....To make this happen I am going to research a new recipe early in the week (Sunday or Monday). I will look up the nutritional value of the meal....you know to make sure my idea of "healthy" is really healthy. I am going to decide what day I am going to make the delish dish and what ingredients I will need. If I like it, I will add it into the next week's rotation. If I don't like it then....well......ummmm.......
...........This is an important goal for me because I want to be able to add to my "safety foods" and I am also thinking that I am getting sick of eating the same things E-V-E-R-Y-D-A-Y! I'm almost thirty people!!!! I have got to step it up! At the end of February I will reflect on my progress.
February goal TWO - "drink 4 glasses of water a day"....To make this happen I am going to drink 1 cup in the morning as soon as I get up, 1 cup after my students get off the recess (around 9:45), 1 cup at the end of my work day (3:00), and the final cup before I go to bed (.....too late to list here....). I will try to stick to this schedule, but if I need a little reminder, I will just have to enlist Android to give me a ring-a-ling to remind me to get guzzling. This is an important goal for me because I don't drink enough water. I also think my body is conditioned to interpreting thirst pangs for hunger pangs and I want to learn to distinguish the difference. Everyday I will track my water intake using Spark's water tracker.
Well there you have it America. My revised goals are hopefully SMARTer than when I started because I know I am