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New Year — New Goals — New You

The New Year is a great time to create new goals for yourself and your family. Take some time to set yourself up for success in the upcoming year. Your goal does not have to be health-related; it can be buying a new house or car, applying for further education, or on-the-job training.

The purpose of setting a goal is to have something to look forward to or achieve. Here are some tips for setting goals:

n Write down your goals.

n Set goals that you are motivated to complete.

n Make an action plan to keep yourself on track.

n Appoint someone to hold you accountable for your goals.

The goals that you set may be to improve your health, finances, relationships, or overall well-being. Regardless of the type of goals you set, make sure they are S.M.A.R.T. goals:

n Specific

Make your goal clear and concise. Vague goals produce vague results.

n Measurable

How will you know that your goal is met? Consider check-in points along the way to ensure you stay on track.

n Achievable

A goal needs to be obtainable within the timeframe set.

n Realistic

Your goal should be real — something that you can reasonably achieve.

n Timed

Set a timeframe for completing your goal.

This is your year to make changes for you and your family. Start with a goal and hold yourself accountable. For more information, please visit our Wellness Toolkit on LiteBlue at