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SMART Tips for New Year's Resolution

Article by: Stephanie Esquivel

Reviewed by: Hazel Ng, RD

It’s that time of year again for New Year’s Resolutions! Did you know that statistically, 80% of new years resolutioners ditch their goals by February? Here are tips to help you become the 20% who do achieve their goals.

Work SMARTer, not harder. Creating a SMART goal is when you plan a goal under these conditions:

Specific: Your goal needs to be clear. Be sure of what exactly you are working towards. Example: “I want to add more vegetables in my diet”.

Measurable: Make sure your goal can be measured so that you can track your progress. Example: “I will try to have 2-3 cups of vegetables per day”.

Achievable: Ask yourself if your goal is something you can realistically accomplish and not something that’s too daunting. Example: "Is 2-3 cups of vegetables a day something I can do if I'm only used to only 1 cup per day?"

Relevant: Make sure your goal is relevant to something you want for yourself, not because it’s something others are doing. Example: “I will have 2-3 cups of vegetables per day because it will help decrease my blood pressure and improve my overall health.”

Time-Bound: Give your goal a timed schedule. This will help you stay on track to reaching your goal. Example: “I will reach my daily 2-3 cups of vegetables by February 15, 2023”

Give this SMART strategy a try with other goals you may have throughout the year. We wish you and your family health and happiness!

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