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Behavioral and Emotional Goal Setting

Video Summary:

Across all disciplines and challenges, the use of goals that meet the S.M.A.R.T. criteria, are more likely to give you success. Some suggestions for ways to think about Behavioral and emotional goals are

S is for specific. Try hard to identify the specific issue you are trying to solve before you make the goal. Get help from trusted adults and professionals if needed with this process.

M is for measurable. Find a way to count or assess success. For instance, journalling daily may be a measurable goal to help with behavioral health issues.

A is for achievable. Don’t overdo it and set yourself up for failure. When a goal is too much of a realistic stretch, it adds to the anxiety or other emotional issue. Failure is painful. Have guidance and help you can lean on during and after you set and attempt your goal. There is no shame is having help and support.

R is for relevant. Have it be meaningful to your needs. Its your life and issues. Set goals that help you.

T is for timely. Form a habit and try to do a goal for a whole month if you can. Then reassess and modify or add goals.