It’s about that time when people start thinking about New Year’s Resolutions. I’ve made some in the past, usually keeping them to myself so that if I failed it wouldn’t really matter. No one could hold me accountable. Also, these resolutions were so generic and vague – stop procrastinating, get healthy – there was no way to tell if I was successful.
This year I’m using a technique I learned at work to make S.M.A.R.T. goals:
Each of these goals are Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Relevant and Time-sensitive. To prepare for January 1 I’ve started detoxing from my holiday sugar overload (lots and lots of vegetables) and quit my caffeine habit (again). Starting January 1 I will begin a Couch to 5K program, cross-training with yoga and a plank-a-day. I did my first plank today and only made it a paltry 48 seconds! Hey, at least it’s a start.
And now that I’ve told the world my goals I have to stick to them. What are your goals for 2013?