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Setting Goals for Health

Setting goals for health helps things happen that may not have otherwise. We all know things "we should do for our health". Why can't we just...do them? Knowing there are needed changes is the first step. Setting goals to change is the next.

Important goals to make are ones that take better care of you. You may want to eat in a more healthy way, get homework done early to lessen stress, or to respond differently when your brother starts bugging you.


Changes aren't easy, yet here are some hints to make it easier:

  • Write your goals down. The heading can be, "Ways to Take Care of Myself".

  • Set realistic goals that will show some improvement...for example, if you want to make a change in getting your homework done early, write, "On Tuesdays and Thursdays, I will start my homework by 6pm.

  • Place your list where you can check in to see how you are doing every two weeks.

  • If you are having trouble meeting your goals, then maybe they're not realistic, and need to be reworked. It may be helpful to talk to a friend, or to find an adult to talk to.

  • But keep trying. Change that helps you take care of yourself is worth the effort. When you set a realistic goal and then are able to reach it...there are two important benefits:
      You take better care of yourself.
      It helps your self esteem.

    Happy goal setting!
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