A SMART goal is a short statement that a person makes to lead them in the direction of what they want to accomplish – SMART stands for Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Relevant and Time-bound.
During 2019 aim to:
– Move more – than you did in 2018. 20 or minutes per day. Movement can be any activity / exercise that raises your heart rate above 60% of your Maximum Heart Rate (Max HR). Let us know if you want assistance to calculate your Max HR.
– Relax more – have 5 minutes or more ME-TIME every day (IMPORTANTLY did does not mean you need to convert productive time at work or with family into ME-TIME. Rather convert unproductive time such as watching TV, sleeping to early at night or too early in the morning with more meaningful activities such as meditation / hobbies / massage and similar.
– Eat better – add 1 healthy eating habit to your lifestyle every week. Some healthy eating habits can include: Eating at least 3 meals per day / Making sure to drink enough water (6 glasses for those who are not active and more for those who are / avoid junk foods such as take out foods containing high content of trans fats and refined sugar / avoid foods that are high in Glycaemic Index / Avoid adding extra salt to your food / Avoid bread and similar. Importantly here you must make common sense prevail. It is best to discuss your eating habits with your doctor or a registered dietician.
– Have Fun – smile at least once every 20 minutes – the benefits of managing your mental health is well researched. Keep your thoughts positive and avoid toxic elements in your life.