Setting SMART New Year’s resolutions is a great way to make sure you achieve your goals in the coming year. SMART is an acronym that stands for Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Relevant, and Time-bound.
First, make sure your resolution is Specific. Instead of just saying “I want to lose weight,” try something like “I want to lose 10 pounds by the end of March.” This specific goal gives you something to aim for, and it’s easy to measure your progress.
Next, make sure your resolution is Measurable. This means you should be able to track your progress and know when you’ve achieved your goal. For example, if your resolution is to read more, set a specific number of books you want to read each month. This way, you can keep track of your progress and know when you’ve reached your goal.
Make sure your resolution is Achievable. This means you should set a goal that is realistic and achievable. For example, if you’re a busy college student, setting a goal to run a marathon may not be realistic. Instead, you might set a goal to run a 5k by the end of the year.
Your resolution should be Relevant to your life. This means you should set a goal that is important to you and will make a positive impact on your life. For example, if you’re unhappy with your job, setting a goal to find a new one that makes you happy would be a relevant resolution.
Finally, your resolution should be Time-bound. This means you should set a deadline for achieving your goal. For example, if your resolution is to save money, you might set a goal to save $1,000 by the end of the year.
By setting SMART New Year’s resolutions, you’re more likely to achieve your goals in the coming year.
Remember to be specific, measurable, achievable, relevant, and time-bound when setting your resolutions. And don’t forget to celebrate your successes along the way!
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