creates motivation for future
It allows for a reference point in our lives
Goal-setting creates an action plan for life
Goal-setting provides direction and purpose
It helps us remember what is important
Managed stress reduces health and mental problems
It keeps us healthy and productive
It keeps us from feeling overwhelmed
Managed stress allows for lifestyle-balance
Italso allows for improved goal-setting and goal
S = Specific
The goal is well defined
M = Measurable
The goal is obtainable and standards are made to know how far away before completion
A = Attainable
The goal should challenge you to do your best, but they need also be achievable
R = Realistic
Is the goal within the availability of resources, knowledge and time
T = Time Bound
There should be enough time to achieve the goal.
Be careful, too much time can affect project performance.
I want to lose 10 pounds by January 1st. I will jog the neighborhood daily for 1
I want to pass my History class with an „A‟ I will study for 2 hours each night.
by the end of the semester.
I want an organized closet by the start Within the next 2 weeks, I will donate
of Winter. all clothes unworn within the last year.
I want to start my own catering business by I will create a business plan within the
January 1st. next 6-months.
“It’s time to join
7 things you can do to help
manage stress while
Make a weekly written chronological list of
what is important starting with “TODAY!”
Update your To-Do-List when necessary.
This helps with removing unnecessary
clutter in the mind.
Waiting in long lines
Waiting in doctor‟s office
Anything you are doing that is unproductive
This helps with completing small tasks, and allows you
to check-off your To-Do-List throughout the day.
This also creates feelings of accomplishment!
Utilize your support systems to ask for help
Accept help when help is offered
This helps with goal achievement
while managing stress. Even better -this also helps with
networking. No one knows what you are working on
unless you communicate it!
Document daily thoughts, feelings, processes, defeats and
Read past journal entries.
Journaling allows yourself to recap past thoughts,
feelings and achievements in efforts for you to
re-pat yourself on the back for continued
motivation and encouragement.
Take a moment throughout your day for yourself.
“Me-Time” is only used for the things you want
Enjoy the small steps of achievements -in efforts for you
to have the strength to endure the BIGGER steps.
This helps with revitalization!
Do something productive on a daily basis to
help satisfy an objective or goal.
Again, update your To-Do-List if necessary.
This helps eliminate set-backs
and falling behind on tasks.
When it‟s all said and done, you can only do so
much. When you feel yourself becoming
over-exerted, take time to relax, and allow
yourself to re-group your
thoughts, goals, objectives and what your next
step should be.
Remember, not all goals are written in stone.
Redefining them may mean the difference
between a happy life and misery.
Increased Motivation & Encouragement
Better Project Performance
Enhanced Quality of Life