Goal setting can be a bit baffling. Here is a really easy grid to help outline and assess any goal. I have added an example so you can see how it can be filled out.
My Short Term Goal
To drop from a size 18 to size 16
How important is this goal to me on a scale of 1 -10
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
Things I will do to help achieve my goal
Go for a 20 minute walk 5 days each week
How achieving the goal will help me
I will be getting in to the habit of regular exercise
I will have time out for myself
I will get some fresh air which will help me sleep
Possible obstacles to overcome
Lack of time due to work
Ways I can deal with obstacles
Dig out my waterproof jacket and wellies
Get up 20 minutes earlier on busy days
Walk at weekends
This simple grid helps us focus on a clear goal and pin point how we will achieve it. Have a go, see if it helps but remember if starting out keep the goal small and simple – too big and we get overwhelmed and find it hard to keep going.
Slow and steady wins the race.
Sheffield Personal Trainer