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Forest View Hospital says setting SMART goals can help cope with anxiety

Posted at 11:19 AM, Jan 29, 2021
and last updated 2021-01-29 11:19:58-05

Anxiety is hard enough to deal with on its own during the struggle of everyday life. Now throw a pandemic on top of it and maintaining mental wellness may seem unattainable. Fortunately thanks to mental health wellness centers such as Forest View Hospital, there are plenty of methods people can adopt to manage mental health conditions, like setting goals.

Forest View Hospital's Rachel Winquest offers tips on how to navigate anxiety by setting SMART goals, bettering our mental health.

Forest View Hospital encourages patients struggling with anxiety, depression, and other mental health disorders to set SMART goals.


  • Specify the goal clearly and concisely
  • Measure the outcome
  • Attain and Achieve success
  • Relevance is key
  • Timeliness ensures success

By following this basic guideline of SMART Goals, people can draw a road map of how they want to start changing their outlook on life and take control of their mental wellness.

Goals are more achievable when people are held accountable, so set goals and let peers know about them.

Also, take time to celebrate when goals are achieved before setting a new one. Regardless of how big or small a goal is, it's a great accomplishment when they are met; don't sell yourself short!

Forest View Hospital is here to help anyone who is struggling with their mental health by calling 1-800-949-8439.

Visit to learn more about the mental health services they provide.