“What you consume, you become.”
In Today’s Episode
We dive deep with a short discussion on how to manage the flow of negative information throughout our daily lives. In the current political environment, it is easy to trick ourselves into believing that what we consume, no matter now outrageous, only has entertainment value. In fact, we assert that a constant diet of news media trough television, radio, your Facebook Feed, or standard news app content on your mobile device, over time, drags you down.
In the second half of our show, we discuss SMART goal setting in the third and final instalment of the CBT Masters Series. In previous episodes, we discussed cognitive distortions and the Triple Column Technique by Dr. David Burns. We round off the series with a discussion on setting effective SMART goals, your path towards lifelong personal transformation.
It should be noted that this final episode in the series is a tad tricky! The SMART goal technique requires a walk-through a couple times to get it right. We provide a personal example in a discussion on anxiety experienced at the grocery store.
What are Effective SMART Goals?
SMART is an easy to remember acronym: Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Realistic, and Tangible. Using the SMART method helps you clarify and develop a clear path to success! When using the SMART method, you quickly understand that personal goals must be clear, have defined outcomes, be something easily accomplished, and grounded in reality with outcomes that you can literally sense!
The art of setting effective SMART goals was first developed in Spokane Washington by George T. Doran, a consultant for the Washington Power Company. His approach to goal setting quickly became a popular method for managing goals and objectives in a wide range of settings. This includes corporate planning, project management, and personal counselling. It is considered a powerful tool in the field of Positive Psychology, especially for managing clinical issues such as anxiety and clinical depression.