By: Hannah Gill

Did you know that it takes 3 weeks of doing a new behavior before it becomes a habit? How many times have we all decided ‘this week is the week I’m going to start making healthy changes’ and before the week is out given up? It’s not easy setting new healthy habits and breaking old habits but if you can keep up your great work for 3 weeks it becomes a whole lot easier!
Think about your SMART goals that we spoke during camp at Sunday celebration:
Specific – Think about what you want to achieve and be specific e.g. ‘work out more’ is very general but  ‘start running twice a week for 30 minutes’ clarifies what you want to achieve.
Measurable How will you know if you’ve accomplished your goal, think about how much or how many of something you want to aim for.
Attainable – Most goals are attainable, try to think about ways you can adapt your current ability to achieve the goal, think about your barriers and ways to overcome these.
Realistic – Ensure your goal is both something you are both willing and able to achieve to help make sure its realistic.
Time framed – Set a time frame on your goal, set a date you want to monitor your progress towards your goal.



Speak out about your goals, encouragement is a great way to help you achieve your goals and others support may be just what you need to keep you on track if you’re struggling. Goals shouldn’t just be during your time at summer camp. Get the family involve; set some goals and start achieving them.