Setting goals to improve our health is something we usually do, especially when we start a significant stage, a new year, the beginning of the week or some personal achievement that will lead to improvement. However, many times those goals are not clear and we forget them and simply do not fulfill them and forget the priority we gave them at some point.
It is for this reason that it is convenient that, when we set an objective, we have a concrete plan to be able to do it. The acronym M.A.R.T.E. It gives us the keys we need to make these important goals a reality.

The objectives should be:

Being able to measure what we do will help us see our success in a more tangible way. Currently there are multiple ways to measure what we do, for example: calendars, applications, notes, among others.

For example: If you have proposed to start a sport, such as running or cycling, start with a moderate amount of time you can handle and measure, little by little your body will ask you to increase that exercise time and if it measures day by day, you can see how your goal is being met, and in the same way, how your health improves.

Select objectives that are within your reach, considering that, with the passage of time, you can be more ambitious and set increasingly large goals.

For example: If you intend to change your diet 100% from one day to the next, you will soon give up and this will cause frustration. If you make healthy changes gradually, you may be able to modify your diet, until it is gradually healthier and benefit your body.

The objectives must be subject to your daily life, so that when you begin to realize them, they are not hindered by the daily activities that you can’t change. Take into account your time at work or in the family, health problems or other goals that you have set.

For example: If you intend to think positive, apply it in all areas of your life, so you can get used to this habit.

If you set specific dates to set your goals, you can know if you are meeting them or not, and if you need more time to complete them, you will also feel programmed and more latent to avoid being overlooked.

For example: If your goal is to start a new exercise, set deadlines, schedules and dates when you will do it, in this way you can follow a routine that may even increase over time.

Look for objectives that generate motivation and guide you to meet them within the deadline. Define the details of your goal so that you have parameters to follow and can measure and perform it.

For example: If your goal is to "be more active" you should answer: How, by what activity, at what time of day, when will you do it, in what place. 

This way you can follow more specific parameters and be able to fulfill your objective.
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