It is a brand new year, perfect time to set some goals for the months ahead. I like to focus on goals versus resolutions, following the SMART acronym (Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Realistic, and Time Targeted). This provides direction for my efforts, developing a game plan of what I want to achieve and when with short and long term goals. Writing down intentions and reassessing throughout the year is a great way to stay on track. Scheduling in events and mini goals is motivating and helps avoid procrastination. For example, this past December was very busy with massage bookings as clients were trying to maximize their extended medical benefits allowance. Ideally, spreading their appointments out with a session every couple of months could be more effective than six treatments at the end of December. Massage can be a great reward for reaching your goals, what do you want to challenge yourself with this year?