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Setting goals if you have lupus

There’s no time like right now to adopt healthier habits that could help you feel better and live longer.

First consider what you want to achieve, and then commit to it.

Goal setting is a powerful process for thinking about your ideal future, and for motivating yourself to turn your vision of this future into reality. The process of setting goals helps you choose where you want to go in life. By knowing precisely what you want to achieve, you know where you have to concentrate your efforts. You'll also quickly spot the distractions that can, so easily, lead you astray.

Goals should be both challenging and practical. A SMART checklist ensures a goal is reachable. SMART stands for:

  • Specific: What small step do you need to take when reaching a larger general goal?

  • Measurable: What evidence can determine whether your goal is met?

  • Achievable: Can you reach this goal in a timely, healthy manner?

  • Relevant: Are you likely to commit yourself to this goal? Does it contribute to bigger goals you have in your life?

  • Time-Bound: When you do want to have reached this goal?

SMART goals help you take steps toward an overall goal. Wanting to lead a healthier lifestyle is an admirable goal, and making individual SMART goals can help get you there.

If you are stuck for inspiration, take a look at some of these below:

Set realistic resolutions. You just have to make sure you have goals to help you defeat lupus daily. Make sure you are in action and always working on goals to help you be healthier in spite of lupus. You have a personal responsibility to do the hard work to achieve a healthier mind, body and soul on your lupus journey by setting smart goals.

Set self-discipline goals in living well beyond lupus.

Set self-awareness goals with our mind and bodies.

Set self-respect goals to help us take better care of ourselves.

Set self-development goals in learning more about lupus and how our bodies are affected by lupus.

Set self-love goals to remind us how worthy we are of a beautiful life in spite of lupus.

This article is intended to inform and give insight but not treat, diagnose or replace the advice of a doctor. Always seek medical advice with any questions regarding a medical condition.

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