Happy New Year! With the turn of the calendar, many people decide that now is the time to make resolutions and set some goals. The top three most common goals for the New Year relate to health. Diet/eat healthier, exercise more, and lose weight. While these are great things to try and achieve, more importantly, the goals you set need to be SMART. That is Specific, Measureable, Achievable, Realistic, and Time Sensitive. Breaking the goal down into manageable pieces and smaller time frames will help you feel more successful as well. Write down your “big goal”. “I want to……”, then work with that to make it realistic, achievable and put a time frame on it. Break it down into quarterly, and monthly goals. Then ask yourself what you can do today or this week to help you reach your goal. You can also create a monthly, weekly and daily focus to help keep you on track. Make the process work for you.