Goal Setting Worksheet
Respond to the following in 50 to 100 words each:
Describe one academic and one professional goal you have created using the SMART criteria. Explain why you selected those goals.
set a specific goal to lose 2cm off your waistline or to walk 5 miles at an aerobically challenging pace “I want to read 3 chapter books of 100 pages on my own before my birthday”. When you measure your progress, you stay on track, reach your target dates, and experience the exhilaration of achievement that spurs you on to continued effort required to reach your goals set a goal of eating a piece of fruit each day instead of one sweet item. You can then choose to work towards reducing the amount of sweet products gradually as and when this feels realistic for you..
Describe the strategies you can employ to reduce your stress while you pursue your goals.
Notice your stress and its beginnings. Don't ignore it. Don't gloss over your problems. Determine what events stress you out. How much do these events mean to you? Try to temper your excess emotions. Put the situation in perspective. Do not labor on the negative aspects of everything find a positive in them if you can. Pursue realistic goals which are meaningful to you, rather than goals others have for you that you do not share because they won’t succeed.
Describe the time-management strategies you have learned this week that will help you achieve your goals.
First, learn to recognize when you are wasting time.
Decide what you need to do and can realistically do.
Learn how to say “NO” when you do not have time
Use an answering machine and return calls at your convenience. The telephone is a major time killer. Learn to say “I can’t talk right now. I’ll get back to you.” Wasting time is often linked to a lack of self-discipline.
Ask yourself, “Do I really need to do this or not?”
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