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Set Goals

You can set and reach a goal in 4 steps.

Step 1: Determine your goal. This is the first and most important step in achieving anything. It’s important to set a goal that’s ambitious but realistic.

Step 2: Turn your goal into specific activities. If your goal is being happier, choose and schedule activities to help you get there over time, like going to the movies, listening to music, or getting a dog. If your goal is getting into better shape, specific activities such as strength and cardio training two or three times a week will get you there.

Step 3: Track your progress. Keep a journal of your activities.This will let you see what you’ve accomplished. When you go to the gym, are you lifting heavier weights? Are you feeling less breathless when you take the stairs? Write down your progress.

Step 4: Believe in yourself! Believing in yourself is part of loving yourself. This can be the hardest step of all. Many people who’ve been incarcerated have a hard time doing this.

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