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New Year New Resolutions

By Charlie Hillard


Rather than being overwhelmed with so many goals and resolutions, it's better to start SMART. Smart is an acronym that stands for Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Realistic, and Timely goals.

An example would be that rather than saying you want to lose weight, it would be better to say that you want to go to the gym twice a week for at least twenty minutes each time for three months.

  1. This is Specific; you want to go to the gym.

  2. This is Measurable; you have a set amount of days each week and a time to do it, you either do it or you don't.

  3. This is Achievable; you can set aside 40 minutes each week spread over two days each week without giving up or relinquishing too much of your time.

  4. This is Realistic; this goal considers your lifestyle without asking for too much.

  5. This is Timely; you have a set amount of months to accomplish this goal and will be able to see the results and whether adjustments need to be made after the time period.

You don't need to pick this specific task, however, it's good to know how smart goals work before adding a bunch of resolutions to your plate.

43% of all people who create a "new years resolutions" fail before February, but almost one in four quit within the first week of setting the goal.

You can do this. Take your time and pick something reasonable you know you can attain. I sincerely hope you reach all your goals for 2023!

inspirational ball of ice on frozen plant stems signifying the beauty of winter
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May your troubles be as short as your new year's resolutions.

Charlie Hilliard
Charlie Hilliard
Jan 10, 2023
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Lol! That may pose a problem since I have a bunch of new years resolutions. Thank you for the sentiment!

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