Guide to Goal Setting

Our goal is to help you find ways to improve your health and well-being that are simple, appealing, meaningful to you, manageable, and sustainable. We hope that you will let us help you be successful. Remember: A plan is just a place to start. It can always be revised.

Example of a Simple Lifestyle Change

Goal: Deal with stress better

Plan: I will go for a walk around Lake Herrick every Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 4pm until the end of the semester

To make it work:
1. I will go to Lake Herrick right after class and before I go home (otherwise I’ll take a nap and not get anything done)
2. I will invite a friend to join me on Friday walks

Long Term Plan: Make end of the day walks a part of my routine every semester

Example of a Simple Dietary Change

Goal: I want to eat more fruit

Plan: I will eat an apple or banana at lunch every weekday for the next month

To make it work:
When I go to the dining hall, I will put an apple or banana on my tray before I get any other food

Long Term Plan: At the end of the month, I’ll meet with the Nutritionist at the UHC to discuss other ways to add fruit and vegetables to my diet

Making Changes Towards a Healthy Lifestyle