Setting goals is a habit of effective and successful people. On a regular basis, they set realistic goals, develop and implement plans, monitor their progress, and make adjustments as needed. Although you can set goals, large or small, any day of the year, the New Year is an excellent time to set personal goals or resolutions.
Goal setting is a critical part of the Heart Institute Prevention and Rehabilitation Centre (HIPRC). When you started the program, you were provided with short- and long-term goals for improving your health. These goals were provided for you based on your responses to the Health History Questionnaire and on other objective measurements of your health (for example, your weight, blood pressure, blood cholesterol, and triglyceride and glucose levels). As you have worked with your mentor to implement your Personal Action Plan, you have set weekly goals for the exercise you will do, what you will eat, and other health habits you will practice.
You can apply what you have learned about setting and pursuing goals at HIPRC to other areas of your life. This kit is provided for you to use to for any goal that is important to you. In this kit you will:
Step 1. Set realistic goals
Step 2. Reward yourself for progress
Step 3. Solve problems related to goal attainment