Monday, January 4, 2016

Monday Morning Rambles: New Year. “SMART” and Same Me.

Good Morning my loves and HAPPY 2016! I can’t believe that another year has come and gone. Unless you have been living under a rock, you may have noticed the phrase “New Year, New Me.” all over the internet. I don’t know about you, but I am over it! Yes, it is a new year…but shoot I like me and don’t
want to be someone else. Yes, I want to improve in various areas of my life butI don’t want to be a “new me”, I want to evolve and GROW!

With that being said; I do believe in setting goals for the new year and challenging myself. AND with that comes my annual SMART GOALS post!

Yes, I post this every year but that is because I think it is THE best way to set goals and actually reach them. In case you never heard of the S.M.A.R.T. Method here is some information courtesy of ACE:

SPECIFIC: The goals must specifically state
what is to be accomplished. They must be easily understood and should not be
ambiguous or subject to interpretation. For example, rather than stating you
would like to improve your fitness level, set a specific goal to be able to run
a mile in 12 minutes.
MEASURABLE: The goals must be measureable
so that there is no doubt about whether you achieved them. Measurable goals also
allow you to evaluate your progress. Goals can be measured objectively or
subjectively (i.e., how you feel and look), or both. For example, you could
measure your percent body fat and body weight, but also monitor how your pants
ATTAINABLE: The goals must be
attainable—not too difficult or too easy. Easy goals do not motivate, and overly
difficult ones may frustrate you and lead to a perception of failure.
RELEVANT: The goals must be relevant or
pertinent to your particular interests, needs and abilities. For example, when
preparing for a 5K walk, running quarter-mile sprints would not be the best
TIME-BOUND: The goals must be time-bound by
specific deadlines for completion. Timelines can be both short-term and
long-term and should help you stay focused and on track.

Below are a couple of my goals for 2016:
  1. Master a handstand. I purchased the dharma yoga wheel to assist
    me and I will take progress photos throughout the year.
  2. Continue to read every morning.
  3. Meditate more (It makes such a difference on my day when I start
    my morning doing this)
  4. Take part in Meatless Monday
  5. Do things that make me happy and get rid of the negativity in my
What are some of YOUR goals for 2016?


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