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2019 SMART Goals

Wednesday, January 02, 2019

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SparkPeople SMART Goal-Setting Worksheet

Step 1: Write down your goal in as few words as possible.
My goal is to: Unburden my life from clutter and excess (includes this weight!) Focus on Organization and Weight Loss

Step 2: Make your goal detailed and SPECIFIC. Answer who/what/how/when.
WHO: Mainly by my iron will alone, but at my request with the help of family and SP friends' support, I will....

WHAT: Be able to organize my paperwork, see my dining room table, office, and bedroom shelves. Lose 50 lbs.

WHEN: I am starting today, with a goals refresh, and I will give myself until April 1st for organization, and June 1st for weight loss goal.

HOW will you reach this goal? List at least 3 action steps you'll take per goal listed (be specific):
Goal 1. Weight Loss: Track my weight weekly, utilize intermittent fasting from evening to next morning, participate in my teams' Spark Challenges, Track my food as often as I can, Plan meals ahead when able to.
Goal 2. Organization: Schedule specific times to work on paperwork sorting, purging, and filing. Deal with items as they come in daily- once. Save only what is necessary. Move paperwork to a permanent home in the office filing cabinets.

Step 3: Make your goal is MEASURABLE. Add details, measurements and tracking details.
I will measure/track my goal by using the following numbers or methods:
Goal 1: Weight Loss: The scale, SP graphs to check if I'm on track for goal date.
I will know I've reached my goal when: I have lost 50 lbs.
Goal 2: Organization: I will be able to see my dining room table top again! Other areas will appear less cluttered. I will be able to have my son's birthday party. I will be able to easily access all my info to file my taxes.

Step 4: Make your goal ATTAINABLE. What additional resources do you need for success?
Items I need to achieve this goal: Energy, planning, and time.

How I'll find the time: I will schedule time for de-cluttering and work-outs

Things I need to learn more about: Balancing time and my health

People I can talk to for support: My Spark Friends, family

Step 5: Make your goal RELEVANT. List why you want to reach this goal: Weight loss: For more energy, better sleep, better health, less pain; Organization: To be able to find things better, and for a cleaner and less confusing environment.

Step 6: Make your goal TIMELY. Put a deadline on your goal and set some benchmarks.
I will reach my weight loss goal by (date): 6/1/19.
I will reach my organization goal by (date): 4/1/19.
My check-in dates to track progress will be each month: 2/1, 3/1, 4/1, 5/1, 6/1, and I will revise my goal dates according to actual realistic progress!
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