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SMART New Year Resolutions

Do you know what the top ten new year resolutions are?

Lose weight
Get organized
Spend less, save more
Enjoy life
Get fit
Learn something new
Quit smoking
Fall in love
Spend more time with family

What percentage of new year resolutions last long-term? The answer is only 8%. Why do these resolutions fail? The goals are either too big, skills are not developed to maintain goals, or support systems are not in place to reach goals. To make your new year resolutions attainable, make goals that are SMART.

  • Small
  • Measurable
  • Achievable
  • Realistic
  • Timely

For example:

Instead of “I will try to eat a healthier diet,” a SMART goal would be, “I will eat 1/2 cup of vegetables at dinner 6 nights a week.”

This goal is

Small-vegetables at dinner

Measurable-1/2 cup

Achievable-1/2 cup

Realistic-6 nights

Timely-6 nights

So start your new year off right with a SMART goal.

The Sarah Bush Lincoln Weight Management program can help you with your weight loss goals. For more information on the program, click here.

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