Health Tips For Couples Series - Post 2

Smarter-not-harder | Pam Bredenkamp | Health Coach

As mentioned before, your health goals are specific to you so it is most likely that your partner’s goals will be different from your own. Regardless of the goal, the most important part of working towards it is to identify it, structure it, and voice it!

To ensure the goals you are making are clear and attainable, use the SMART goals model.

SMART is an acronym for:

S- specific

M- measurable

A- achievable

R- realistic

T- timely

Take some time with your partner to address what your individual goals are, how they fit this model, and how you can support each other to achieve the goals you’ve created for yourselves.

Ask yourself and your partner these questions:

-Why is this goal important?

-What is involved?

-How will I know when it is accomplished?

-How can I accomplish this goal?

-How can it be measured?

-How realistic is this goal?

-Does it seem worthwhile?

-When do I anticipate accomplishing this goal?

-What can I do today to begin working towards it?

The cool part, this same practice can be used with ALL of life's goal setting!