Taking Healthy Steps Week 1

Goal setting

AFLW players are now back at their clubs preparing for the 2018 season. The pre-season is spent further developing themselves as players, as they strive to achieve the ultimate success of a premiership. This isn't possible without setting goals (both short-term and long-term) individually and as a team.

Similarly, Ladder young people go through the process of goal-setting when they first enter the program. These goals may be short-term, such as learning how to cook a healthy meal or a longer term goal of gaining employment, or securing a private rental.

Having a goal helps you to develop new knowledge and skills and can give you a sense of direction. You will learn how to use your time and resources effectively in order to achieve what you set out. And knowing you achieved something in the end is definitely a great feeling!

AFLW player tips on goal setting

Melbourne Football Club player, Harriet Cornder gave us her tips on goal setting.
“Remember, set achievable goals and don’t be too hard on yourself. Take small steps like going for a walk once a week and work your way up to something big like running a 5km fun run”.

Stay tuned for the remaining Taking Healthy Steps series on physical health, mental health and nurtrition.