Everyone has goals. Maybe you want to save money for a special project or trip. Perhaps you want to make or build something. Getting better grades in school, finishing a project, or getting more produce from your garden are all things people might set as goals.
LEADPrep students set goals with the teachers and quarterly narrative report cards comment on progress. They also do daily check-ins with the class to self-regulate and practice self-advocacy (i.e. moving to a quieter space or suggesting an alternate assessment) to create well-being during the day.
But have you ever set a goal for your own well-being?
It’s easy to imaging setting a goal of saving money or finishing a project, but how do you set a goal for your own well-being?
Google defines well-being as “the state of being comfortable, healthy, or happy.”
The first step, then would be to determine your current state of comfort, health, and happiness. You can do that on your own, or use this handy Well-being Assessment Tool.
Once you have narrowed down what areas of your personal well-being you think you want to concentrate on you must decide what steps you will take to do that.
The University of Minnesota also has a handy online tool for that as well.They have a system where you set your goal. Their online tool will work you through steps to determine what the goal is, what might be challenging on the way to the goal, and what specific steps you will take to reaching it.
The best part of their system is that your whole plan is then emailed to someone you trust who will help you keep on track and master the steps you have planned for reaching your goal.
Whether you goal is getting more sleep, reducing stress, getting more exercise or spirituality this is a simple and effective way to improve your well-being. Be a self-advocate and support your own well-being goals this year!