How To Be S.M.A.R.T. About Habit-Based Goals!

❓Don’t know where to begin with making changes and getting started on your goals? Don’t don’t overthink it! You just need to get started! Remember that all things will eventually get accomplished if you commit to making sustainable changes for the long-term. Stop looking for the best way and make your own way!

❓Stuck worrying about the outcomes? Keep in mind that habit-based actions are superior to outcome-focused goals. Said another way, if you focus on the actions, the outcomes take care of themselves.

❓Frustrated by your lack of progress? Please know that expectations of what the process “should” look like aren’t helpful. More often than not, it’s unmet expectations which actually lead to disappointment, but we think it’s our inability to make change. Be open to how the journey unfolds instead of rigid about how you think it should go.

🚀 To get started today, think of one habit-based goal that you will commit to grow in over the course of 6 weeks!
🌱 Remember, it’s about GROWTH, not perfect implementation!
🎉 Any progress is to be celebrated along the way!

🚨 Try to make it SMART (specific, measurable, actionable, realistic, and time-bound).

📝 Specific: no grey about the action. It’s concrete and clearly defined.
📈 Measurable: what gets tracked and/or reviewed gets accomplished. You can measure the habit itself or the outcome it provides. (Ex: track 30 minutes exercise or track how it makes you feel afterwards, or both).
🏃🏻‍♀️ Actionable: it is something you can do rather than a vague concept and you know what steps to take in order to complete it.
⚖️ Realistic: you have time time and resources to commit to it in this season of life without getting thrown off balance in areas which are priorities.
⏰ Time-bound: have a time and place for it scheduled if possible so that there’s no confusion over when it will happen.

I’ll start! I’m going to focus on an earlier bedtime by at least 30 minutes (specific) on at least 5 days a week (realistic) so that I get better quality sleep (measurable). I’ll do so by starting my nighttime routine (actionable) at least 30 minutes sooner (time-specific).

Reader Questions:
1/ What habit-based goal will you start growing in today?
2/ What part of this stood out to you as the most eye-opening?

Questions? Drop them below or shoot me an email!

You can also email me if you think you might want to work together! We can set up a free discovery call! The goal of my coaching is to get you to a place where you no longer need a coach.


P.S. If you are interested in getting a custom set of macros, you can find out more here. If you want something more in-depth which will help you learn #Moderation365 nutrition strategies like #DessertEveryDay and how to eat in a way you love and still get results, you can get 1:1 coaching via my Meal Mastery Mentorship. You can head to this link to find out more.

If you just want to stick your toe in the water and see what it’s like, then my Meal Mastery Nutrition Audit has a 100% money-back satisfaction guarantee! So no excuses!!! Find out about it at this link.

If you are interested in working on a specific habit and need someone to help you troubleshoot, keep you motivated, and hold you accountable, I offer coaching a variety of ways, which you can learn more about here.

My specialty is habit change and my approach is to work on mindset alongside the habit, so that it is healthy and sustainable, and this is best done via 1:1 Coaching which you can learn about here. Whether it involves your health, finances, nutrition, exercise, relationships, or personal growth, habits are the key to success. We are the outcome of what we repeatedly do. Without addressing that, there can be no change. Learn more here!

P.P.S. I will be increasing my 1:1 coaching prices after I have my new #Moderation365 certification. Current clients will be grandfathered in at their current rate as long as they don’t lapse, but for those who are wanting to enroll as a new client, I would do so now if you are on the fence!

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