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Goal Setting

Goal Setting Worksheet

BeWell participants design two goals: a Provider Recommended goal and a supporting goal. Reflect on important areas in your life and consider setting a supporting goal from the following categories:

  • Physical – Are there any fitness goals that you want to achieve, or would you like to lose some weight, or improve your diet? Would you like to lower your blood pressure, triglycerides, or total cholesterol? Are you preparing for pregnancy or are you ready to quit smoking? Would you like to establish a relationship with a primary care provider?
  • Career – What do you want to achieve in your work life? Do you want to publish or present?
  • Financial – How is your financial health? Do you want to save more money, spend more, spend less? Do you want to establish a relationship with a financial advisor?
  • Life Planning – Are you planning to retire? Do you have a will in place? A Power of Attorney? An Advance Directive?
  • Education – Is there any specific knowledge you want to acquire? Are there skills you would like to improve? Do you want to advance your formal education?
  • Family – Do you want to be a parent or improve your parenting skills? Are there family relationships you would like to devote more or less time and attention to? Is there a family member you would like to reach out to more regularly?
  • Artistic – Do you want to achieve an artistic goal? Is there a creative pursuit you have placed on the back burner? Would you like to take a class or devote more time to your artistic interests, e.g., music, dance, fine art, poetry, pottery or sculpture?
  • Attitude and Stress Management – Is any part of your mindset holding you back? Is there any part of the way that you behave that upsets you? Would you like to be more proactive about managing stress or improving your relationship to self, others, or your work?
  • Pleasure – How do you want to enjoy yourself? Are there leisure pursuits that you want to set aside time for just for the pure enjoyment of them? Are there self-care rituals you would like to make a formal commitment to?
  • Public Service –Are there specific populations or nonprofit organizations that you would like to offer your time, money, or skills to?
  • Social – Are you happy with your social life? Is there a need for more or less social contact? Or for improving your social network or expanding your social activities?
  • Spiritual – Would you like to enliven your spiritual life or deepen your commitment to your church or spiritual path? Would you like to explore your spirituality or rekindle it?
  • Mental Health – Are you in need of psychological support? Would you like some help with managing loss, work stress, challenging relationships, substance use, aging, approaching retirement or other major life changes?

BeWell goals are SMART goals, they must be specific, measurable, action-oriented, relevant, and time bound. Consider the “what and how” of your goal; what are you going to do and how are you going to achieve and measure it?