Think about making big changes—but plan to take action in small, manageable steps. Set yourself up properly by:
Setting realistic goals that you can measure over time
Asking how your goals will affect your day-to-day life
Not giving up when you experience a setback
Re-evaluating and updating your goals over time
“I’m going to make pelvic floor training a part of my daily routine, so I can sit through a movie at the theatre in about 12 weeks”
* Fictitious patient. Not intended to be representative of all patients.
“I’m going to limit the amount of coffee I drink every day to a small mug, so I can ride the train to work without running to the bathroom when I get off in about 6 weeks”
* Fictitious patient. Not intended to be representative of all patients.
“I’m going to start practising bladder training daily, so I can reduce the number of absorbent pads I use weekly, in about 8 weeks”
* Fictitious patient. Not intended to be representative of all patients.
Hear about setting lifestyle goals from a person living with OAB
Sometimes the hardest part is getting started.
Anyone who has tried changing their lifestyle would agree that this process takes time and determination. Stick with it; your healthcare provider will support you along your OAB treatment journey!
Feeling overwhelmed? Don’t know where to start? The SMARTER Goals Setting System is designed to provide structure and guidance throughout your treatment journey and better identify what you want to accomplish. To achieve a goal, several small, clearly defined steps have to be identified and met. These steps or “objectives” are specific, time-based, and measurable—allowing you to track your ups and downs along the way.
A SMARTER lifestyle goal is one that is Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Relevant, Timely, Engaging, and Rewarding.
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Last Updated: January, 2022
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