Lifestyle Changes; An Alternative

There have been some researchers and experts who say that goal setting doesn’t work for the average person with ADHD. Here are their general thoughts:

These guys are a lot of fun, aren’t they?

Still, there may be some truth in what they say.

Thankfully, there is an alternative: lifestyle changes.

Some Examples of Lifestyle Changes

So, instead of setting a specific goal that you may or may not reach, you decide instead to make a lifestyle change – something small and simple – that over time could add up to something more significant. (Check out this post for more on actions, not goals.)

Aiming for a weight loss of 50 lbs over the course of a year, averaging about a pound a week, is a SMART goal, but one that you may cause you pressure and anxiety.


FYI: a SMART goal is one that is:

Deciding to bring a lunch instead of hitting the fast food places may something that you can easily do and live with – a lifestyle change that may help you reach your goal without undue pressure.

Here are some examples of other lifestyle changes:

Tips for Success

If you’ve failed at setting and reaching goals before (hello, mid January), you might want to consider making a lifestyle change instead and see how it works for you.

Here are some tips that might help:

What kind of lifestyle goal do you want to work on?

Mine is moving more. Got some ideas for me?

Tell me what you think!

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