New year, new you. We’ve all heard it before and with 2022 well underway, many of us are focused on resolutions. But no matter what you’re focused on—whether it’s being more active, reading more often, or sprucing up your personal style—one thing is for certain: you need to set SMART goals.
A SMART goal is one that’s specific, measurable, attainable, realistic, and includes a timeline. Goals and resolutions should be something you can achieve with a little effort or practice, have a schedule or deadline (rather than just accomplishing them sometime or eventually) and be clearly defined. Need a little help to take your first step? We’ve rounded up some great products to help you get going and keep going, all year long.
If your goal is to be more active
Skip the complicated and expensive gym equipment or workout gear and just get moving. Look for little ways to add more activity into your day—take the stairs, park far away from the entrance when running errands, and sneak in a quick walk around the block on your lunch break. Treat your feet and invest in a good pair of sneakers or trainers that fit your feet properly, feel good, and make you want to get up and get out. Need help choosing a pair (or five)? The teams at Best Sneakers and Sport Chek have you covered.
If your goal is to get organized
Constantly forgetting what you went to the store for? Double booking your calendar? Writing notes down on the palm of your hand? Not anymore. Thanks to advances in technology your smartphone can do it all and help you stay organized and on track with apps for everything—from grocery lists and to-dos to meal prep and meeting notes. Talk to the reps at Telus, Bell, Virgin, or Freedom Mobile to see what device and plan are right for your lifestyle and budget. And don’t forget a cute case and screen protector from Mobile Q, too.
If your goal is a new look
Sometimes the new year brings with it a desire for change and a new look can do the trick. Book an appointment with a stylist at Chatters, Shears or Tommy Guns and make the time to treat yourself to a new ‘do, cut, colour, or just a professional consult to learn more about styling products and how to care for your hair.
If your goal is financial
Understanding your finances and creating a plan for this year and beyond can be overwhelming, but it’s crucial to understand your situation and the options available to you when it comes to day-to-day banking, loans, and investments. Speak with a professional one-on-one at Coast Capital, CIBC, TD Canada Trust, Vancity, or RBC to learn more and earn more.
No matter your goals, take it one day and step at a time and remember: it’s never too late to set a goal or start shopping.