Are you determined to get some good habits going this Summer?
Here’s good news: There’s a system for that.
Don’t rely on yourself to just get around to it. Make it SMART. SMART stands for:
- Realistic; and
Here’s an example – let’s say you want to exercise outside this Summer. Without the SMART system, it can easily become a dreamy, “Hmmm…I meant to, but something always got in the way” goal.
Transform it by saying: “Every Monday, Wednesday and Friday this Summer, I’m going to meet my neighbor at 6PM for a 30 minute walk around the neighborhood.”
- Choosing days of the week makes it specific;
- Choosing how much time you’ll dedicate makes it measurable;
- Deciding where you’ll walk makes it action-based and realistic; and
- Committing to walk during the Summer gives it a time-line.
Now that the kids are out of school, have them create their own SMART plan. Tuesday is library day, every Friday we make stuff (crafts, new recipes), etc.
Give it a try for your work goals as well as home projects. Be SMART!