Writing SMART goals

Writing goals

If you want to improve your health, start with writing what you want to achieve.

Once you know what you want the outcome to be, turn your dream outcome into SMART goals. Write your goals using the quick guide below then put them on the fridge or bathroom mirror so you have a daily reminder of what you need to do to achieve your goal.

What are SMART goals?

SMART is an acronym: The first letters of Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Relevant, Time-bound spell out SMART. Take a look at the chart below where you will see how to write goals that meet each of these five criteria.

Smart goal table

In some SMART acronyms the R stands for realistic. Not sure if your goal is realistic? You might also like to read my Quick facts on weight loss.


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