Making a S.M.A.R.T. Plan
Consider the JOY of learning.
Celebrate your opportunity to embrace new ways of thinking, acting, and doing.
Celebrate life-long discovery. Say YES to your wild and precious life!
When it comes to improving our health, we all know what we are supposed to do—eat healthy and move more. It sounds easy enough, but getting started can be tough. A good plan can be a step in the right direction, serving as a personal road map. The key to success—set up a S.M.A.R.T. PLAN.
Specific Be precise about what you expect to achieve.
Measurable Include amounts, times, days and other milestones for
Achievable Be reasonable; is your plan attainable given what is
Presently happening in your life?
Relevant Be sure your plan is meaningful/important to you.
Trackable Record your progress regularly to measure your achievements.
Here is an example of a NOT-SO-S.M.A.R.T. and a S.M.A.R.T. fitness plan which focuses on activity:
Throughout this website you will be designing S.M.A.R.T. plan for yourself. They will guide you on your path to a healthier lifestyle. Stop and take ten minutes now to set up a S.M.A.R.T. fitness plan for this week. The key is to be as specific and realistic as possible.
S.M.A.R.T. fitness plan for this week:
Source: Smart CHOICES for Health
By Sandy S. Miller, MS, RD, LD
Providence Health System
Health Resource Center
9205 SW Barnes Road
Portland, OR 97225
(503) 216-2655 For a PDF version of this PLAN Making a Smart Plan-black.pdf
To learn how to be a skilled self-manager, see the Change? Who me? How section. The example above, focused on creating a more active lifestyle. You can also PLAN changes for other Essential Skills.
To USE the stages of change process to help you make changes in any area of your life, see:
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