You can set goals at any time during the year. Below are tips to make sure that the goals you set are SMART
and ones you can achieve.
Set short or small goals:
It is easier to accomplish many small goals than one large goal. These small goals will add up to big changes over time. If you do have a large long term goal, make sure to add short term goals to achieve along the way to keep you on track.
By setting goals with a friend or family member, you will have a partner to help keep you motivated and accountable. This partner should be someone mutually invested in that goal and be a source of positive reinforcement.
When you achieve a goal or complete a step toward your goal, take some time to celebrate your accomplishment. Eat that snack you haven’t allowed yourself to have or buy yourself that new shirt you wanted. Just make sure you don’t get too carried away! Otherwise, it is no longer a reward.