Don't Get Bitter, Get Better: Be SMART

During this period of quarantine and social distancing people are either getting better or getting bitter. It is one or the other; people will not be the same.

Getting Better means reading, learning, staying active, staying in contact with friends/family, having a positive attitude about the situation.

Getting Bitter is being upset, angry, depressed, argumentative, stagnant,

and placing blame elsewhere for the


As people, we can consciously decide to learn and make the best of the situation, or we can complain and waste the day. Choose the former, or we may regret the latter.

How Can we improve during the social distancing quarantine:

- Pick a topic to learn about.

- Make a SMART goal regarding the topic.

- Practice the goal daily.

- Once Mastered: pick a new topic and a new goal.

Sounds Easy Enough? Lets dive deeper into how to set up goals and accomplish them.

What is a SMART Goal?

S - Specific

M - Measurable

A - Achievable

R - Relevant

T – Time-Based

S – Specific

Be as specific with the topic and narrow your goal. This takes away any grey area for achievement.

M – Measurable

The goal was completed, OR it wasn’t! The measure keeps the goal defined so a person knows when the goal was done.