Activity Goal Setting

This activity goal setting course is designed to help you get the very best out of setting your personal goals. The course is being delivered in five parts and will be accompanied by free goal setting forms for each part. The goal objective is to arrive at a clearly defined goal or goals, by the end of part five.

Personal goal setting is a process with stages you must work through in order to set and achieve successful goals. Overall, the course contains a great deal of information to help you throughout the entire activity goal setting process. Please do put it to good use, by taking decisive steps in setting your health goals.

Stage 1: Establishing What You Want

It's not always easy knowing what it is you want when you're embarking on an activity goal setting process. Yet, if you don't know what you want, it becomes difficult to even begin the task of setting your goals.

It is really quite easy when you know how. To make the process painless for you, over the next three months, I'll be providing you with written guidance plus one activity goal setting form or goalsetting worksheet each month.

The course is designed to take you smoothly and effectively through the goals settings process. There's really no need to feel daunted. The guidance is as clear as day and in any event, you can always contact me should you need any additional support.

The goal objective for stage 1 of the activity goal setting process are as follows.

By the end of part one, you will:

  • Have a system for recording/storing your coaching notes

  • Have prioritised your values

  • Be clear about the area(s) in which you want to set goals

    The first thing you will need to do in today's activity goal setting course, is to devise a system for recording and storing your goal setting notes and free goal setting forms. So before you do anything else, here is what you will need:

  • A diary or journal to record your goals settings activities, your thoughts, any concerns, doubts, your progress etc., You can literally put down anything that shed light on the process you are working through

  • You will need an A4 notepad, pen and pencil to jot down all aspects of your goal settings activities

  • A folder to keep your free goal setting forms and material private and confidential

  • Stage 2: Prioritising Your Values in the activity goal setting process

    When you set out to achieve a goal or goals, you want to be sure that goal belongs to you and not anyone else. For example, if you have a weightloss goal, make sure your goal is 100% what you want and that it is not simply a goal to please your partner who happen to value skinny women. Get the drift?

    Your Personal Values relate to the things you hold dear; those things that have meaning and are of importance to you. Every one has a personal code of conduct by which they live their lives. Your code governs the value you place on such things as, honor, integrity, sense of justice, or fairness, truth etc.,

    Your personal code will also shape the value you place on, or even how you manage say, relationships, family, happiness, career or even your health.

    Since this activity goal setting course is focusing on your health, the following exercise involves identifying your personal values within your core health areas. Your core health areas are defined as your:

  • Food Health
  • Emotional and Mental Health
  • Physical Health
  • Beauty Health

    To be successful in setting and achieving your personal goals, you must:

  • Be clear about your own personal values

  • Be clear about what it is you want

  • Know what it will mean to you personally to have it and the positive changes it will bring into your life

  • The following activity goal setting exercise will help you get this level of clarity and enable you to prioritise your values:

    Please take some time now to consider what is important to you in life at this particular time. For instance, when you think about your health, what are the things you value most highly?

    Using your activity goal setting notepad, write a list of 10 things you consider to be of personal value in relation to your overall health. To get you started, here are some of my personal values and the core health areas to which each belong:

  • Good health (Physical)
  • Emotional and mental well-being (Mental)
  • Healthy eating (Food Nutrition)
  • Exercise (Physical)
  • Inner beauty (Beauty Health)
  • body image (Beauty Health)
  • Peace of mind (Mental Health)
  • Skin care (Beauty Health)
  • Rest/Sleep (Physical & Mental Health)
  • Happiness (Mental Health)

    Once you've compiled your own list, rank them in order of priority - for example, supposing 'beauty' is the last value on your list of 10. Is this where it belongs - in 10th place or do you value it much higher in, say, 1st place? Simply rewrite your values until you are satisfied with them in their order of importance. Your top value should be in the No. 1 position and so on.

    Here is an example of my revised top ten list of health priorities - with happiness ranked in top position and so on:

  • Happiness
  • Good health
  • Emotional and mental well-being
  • Inner beauty
  • Peace of Mind
  • Healthy Eating
  • Rest/Sleep
  • Exercise
  • Skin care
  • Body Image

    How might this stage of the activity goal setting benefit you?

    Being clear about your values is knowing what really means the most to you. When you are clear about what is important, you are able to set your goals with greater clarity, meaning and motivation.

    Using this technique will also enable you to see if and where you are not being true to yourself - i.e. is that weightloss goal really what you want? Or is your goal being set for someone else's benefit? Or is your goal being influenced by how you think other people perceive you?

    You cannot set goals based on other people's perceptions of what they believe is right for you!

    Now, here's what I want you to do before you progress onto part two of the activity goal setting process. Assess which of your core health areas are in need of your immediate attention and compile a much larger list of values for that area(s), then:

  • Using the values exercise in today's course,   prioritise your 10 most important and personal values for   one or more areas of your health

  • Next, select from your list of 10 values, the top 4 and highest ranking values to which you want to give your immediate attention

  • Start thinking in terms of how you will formulate these 4 values into personal goals

  • You will find an extensive list of values to get you started on formulating your own Here. Please note this page is only accessible to Members who have subscribed to Health Womens Inside Insight Newsletter.

    That's it for now. You can access part two by clicking on the link at the bottom of this page.

    Next month there'll be a further activity goal setting form along with guidance on how to use the goalsetting worksheet to get the maximum benefit out of your activity goal setting.

    If you're not already a subscribed member of Health Womens Inside Insight Newsletter, be sure to do so now and get Instant Free Access to the entire collection of goalsetting forms and worksheets. You will receive the User Name to these Pass-word Protected pages in a 'Thank You' email, sent to welcome you as a new member.

    The activity goal setting worksheet, forms and free guidance combined, are truly fantastic complimentary gift at a value of 5 hours professionally delivered life coaching. And at absolutely no cost to subscribers only.

    Although this five-part goal setting guidance and free goal setting forms relate specifically to your health, the principles are of course transferable to other aspects of your life.

    For those of you who are looking to set goals in the other health and wellness areas such as your Work and Career Health Wellness, the same principles will apply.

    As with any goal, your health goal can be seen as a means to an end. By that I mean, - you may have a job/work goal with the ultimate aim of financial security. If financial security is your most signifant aim, you may not be too concerned about job satisfaction - and how this can ultimately impact on your health.

    However, if you're a model, your beauty health, and how you look becomes significant aims - because without these two factors, financial security will be threatened.

    How are your personal or health goals impacting on the other areas of your life? Here's an example of one of my personal 'Means To An End' goals

    You can access the remaining goals guidance here:
    Part Two...Part Three...Part Four...Part Five

    "Without involvement there is no commitment. Mark it down, asterisk it, circle it, underline it. No involvement, no commitment". (Stephen Covey)

    Subscribed Members

    Access Part One: Core Health Values: Free Goal Setting Worksheet Here

    Access Prioritising Your Values/Clarifying What You Want, Free Goal Setting Worksheet - Two Here

    Access Part Three: Writing Your Goals - Free Goal Setting Form Here

    Access Free Goalsetting Result Form 4 Here

    Access Goals Settings Action Plan Form 5

    Here is a quick reference goal outline and guidance tips
    that will serve as a quick refresher once you've completed all five parts of the goal guidance

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