How would you describe the benefits of creating SMART goals to a recent high-school graduate who is about to start college?

Respond to the following in a minimum of 175 words:

  • How would you describe the benefits of creating SMART goals to a recent high-school graduate who is about to start college?
  • Reflect on one of your own personal, academic,or professional goals. Which of the SMART components might need to be revisited, and why?
  • One obstacle to achieving our goals is stress. What are some of your current stressors? What strategies or coping skills can you use to address that source of stress?

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Stress and Goal Setting Worksheet

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Stress and Goal Setting Worksheet

Part 1: Stress

Write a 50- to 75-word response to each of the following questions:

After completing the How Stressed Are You? Activity in McGraw-Hill Connect®, what was your score? Do you think your score reflects the level of stress you feel? If not, do you feel more or less stressed than the results indicate? What are some symptoms that might indicate that you are feeling stress? Explain.

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Change is a normal part of life, and it can also be a cause of stress. What are some changes happening in your life right now that might be causing stress for you? What can you do to reduce the amount of stress you are feeling?

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Part 2: Goal Setting

1. Use the tables below to write two SMART personal goals for your performance in PSY/110: one long-term goal and one short-term goal. Examples are provided. Remember that a long-term goal is something you want to achieve in the long run, such as earning a degree. Short-term goals help break down the long-term goal into manageable steps.

Long Term Personal Goal Example

Specific

I want to lose weight.
Measurable 15 lbs.
Achievable I can adjust my eating habits and increase my exercise levels.
Realistic 5 lbs. a month seems like a realistic rate of weight loss.
Time-Based I want to lose the weight in 3 months.
SMART Goal Statement My goal is to lose 5 lbs. a month over the next 3 months by adjusting my eating habits and walking for 20 minutes every evening.

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Short-Term Personal Goal Example

Specific I want to eat healthier by reducing the sugar in my diet.
Measurable My nutrition app will track my progress.
Achievable I will go through my pantry to replace junk food with healthier options.
Realistic Removing the option to choose junk food will reduce my sugar intake.
Time-Based 2 weeks
SMART Goal Statement My goal is to clear out my pantry of junk food to change my eating habits and reduce the amount of sugar from my diet over the next 2 weeks.

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Write 50 to 75 words about some of the barriers that could get in the way of achieving your goals, and how you will overcome these barriers.

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