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The value of New Year’s resolutions

New year, new you! Isn’t that what we’re all supposed to be thinking?

And 2020 isn’t just a new year – it marks the start of a whole new decade, just in case we needed any more pressure to recreate ourselves over the coming weeks and become someone fitter, healthier, slimmer, happier, calmer, more productive…

It’s been reported that 80 per cent of New Year’s resolutions fail by February. To avoid falling into this trap, we are often advised to set ‘SMART goals’ – ones that are Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Recorded and Time-bound.

SMART goals can come in for a bit of a hard time, and mention of them often generates – at best – some eye rolling. I’m actually a big fan of them, but I do think we also need to dig a little deeper when we’re looking to create change...

Continue reading the full article for FREE on the VetRecord website.

http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/vr.m193

This article is part of our Balance series, in conjunction with VetRecord, aimed at improving the efficiency and wellbeing of vets.




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