S.M.A.R.T New Health Goals In Lincoln

By: Dr. Shane Davidson DC

As the New Year approaches, it is important to see what we have accomplished this past year. Goals are just a normal part of life. They give us a sense of direction, clarity, a focal point, and motivation. When you give yourself a goal that you can strive for, you will be eager to challenge your limits. That way, you get the ultimate opportunity to grow and develop as an individual.  The smallest achievement equals success. Moving forward and shifting our mindset into being proactive about our health is also being mindful of the changes that are taking place within our body and our mind with each adjustment that is completed. Close your eyes for 5 minutes and complete a body scan. Notice what changes have occurred. Being mindful of our inner self allows us to acknowledge the changes that are taking place. For instance, perhaps you can walk longer than you have in a long time or drive longer with no pain or minimal pain vs. short steps and short drives. Acknowledging the smaller successes that are taking place in your body and mind will also build you up for the bigger successes with your health goals. Successes may not be the ‘one thing’ that is wanted most to be different or fixed, but other achievements are still being gained. The body works like an onion and will heal what is causing the most stress vs. what we may want to be fixed right away. The body will function better with each adjustment. Chiropractic care is not just about treating pain or discomfort. It is also about amplifying your well-being. Book an appointment with a licensed chiropractor in Lincoln, NE when you need treatment because you have a problem with sprains, strains, or chronic muscle pains. Most people don’t realize that a Lincoln chiropractor can help you de-stress and restore your range of motion, flexibility, and comfort. That means it can be helpful for your welfare. 

Health Goals

This New Year, when you are thinking about your resolutions, create a S.M.A.R.T. Goal. This year is all about creating goals and novel resolutions. It’s about making adjustments to become mindful. S.M.A.R.T is an acronym that features the following:

S.M.A.R.T is an acronym that features the following:

  • Specific
  • Measurable
  • Achievable
  • Realistic
  • Timely

In other words, it uses all the necessary criteria critical when focusing on obtaining the desired goal. Simply put, you need SMART goals to succeed. So, what does that mean exactly? Here is what a Lincoln chiropractor has to say about this particular acronym. 


Specific goals have better odds of success. Since they are within reach, you can rely on their clear and defined outline to achieve them. But, when you try to reach unattainable and ambiguous goals, it is easy to get swept up in the excitement and lose track of what you want to gain. 


Using criteria to measure progress can help you get one step closer to what you need. Measurable goals give you that. For example, your goal is to exercise as your Lincoln chiropractor suggested. You want to go to the gym four days a week. Each week, you plan to lose one pound of body fat. This is a measurable goal.  


Your goal is attainable. You have the capabilities and resources to make it happen. You don’t go out of your comfort zone just to achieve it. 


A solid goal must be realistic. It is something you can commit to without spreading yourself too thin. 


A goal with a time limit doesn’t give you a sense of urgency but the motivation to obtain results. You can get the desired result on time.

This should change and be reassessed as you meet your goals. Each little goal equals a step to the bigger picture in mind. But you cannot jump before you walk. You must do the work and reach the smaller goals to reach the high goal. If steps are missed, discouragement and frustration will set in, and the goal will be lost. Create smaller goals which create a small step-by-step guide to reach the BIG goal.

Learn more at our Wellness Workshop on January 28th at Novo!!

Ask a Novo Professional about how to register. Novo will help you succeed! Contact our chiropractor today to get started.

Content Reviewed By

Dr. Shane Davidson Lincoln, NE Chiropractor
Doctor of Chiropractic