100+ SMART Social & Relationship Goals

This page features a curated list of social & relationship goals. I created it as a source of inspiration for my 100 life goals project and wanted to share it with others in hopes of inspiring them to create their own goal list.

There is an overabundance of bucket list ideas circulating online that lack the necessary specificity, measurability, and time-bound nature to make them actionable goals. Therefore, I curated a list of SMART goals that are more specific, measurable, achievable, relevant, and time-bound.

Whether you're young or old, there's something on this list for everyone. So, read on to discover some of the best relationship goals that can help you transform your life and achieve your dreams.

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An important note before scrolling down:

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* One more thing, if you decide to take part in any of the goals listed below, you do so entirely at your own risk. Some of the goal ideas listed here can be risky, so seek out guidance if you decide to try them out, especially the challenging ones.

With this in mind, let's rock and roll!!

 

100+ Social & Relationship Goals

SMART Friendship Goals

By setting friendship goals, you can take intentional steps to deepen your connections with friends, whether it's making time for regular check-ins or planning activities together.

Here are a few examples of SMART goals you can set in this particular area:

  • Attend a friend's event or celebration, such as a birthday or graduation party, within the next month to show my support and strengthen our friendship.
  • Set up a recurring brunch date with a friend once a month for the next six months to catch up and maintain our connection.
  • Reach out to one old friend per month to catch up and reconnect by the end of the year
  • Set up a regular coffee or lunch date with a friend or colleague to catch up and build a stronger relationship by the end of the quarter
  • Set up a monthly video call with a long-distance friend to stay connected and catch up on each other’s lives for the next six months
  • Plan a group outing or activity with friends, such as a hiking trip or museum visit, by the end of the quarter
  • Organize a monthly game night with friends to have fun and strengthen our relationships by the end of the quarter
  • Make plans to visit a long-distance friend in person by the end of the year
  • Have an intentional conversation with a family member or friend once a week for the next three months to deepen connections and understanding.

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SMART Family Relationship Goals

Setting family goals is a great way for you to strengthen relationships, improve communication, and enhance overall family well-being. For instance, you could plan regular family dinners or vacations to create shared experiences and memories. You could also attend cultural or community events together, or implement a regular family game or movie night to increase the quality of time spent together.

Here are a few specific examples of SMART goals you can set in this particular area:

  • Reach out to a family member I haven't spoken to in a while at least once a month for the next three months to strengthen familial bonds.
  • Plan a weekend trip with extended family members to strengthen family bonds and create shared experiences within the next six months.
  • Spend quality time with my children, such as playing a board game or going for a bike ride, for at least 30 minutes a day for the next month to strengthen family relationships.
  • Plan a family vacation or trip with extended family members within the next six months to create shared experiences and memories.
  • Schedule a weekly phone call with my family members who live far away for at least 30 minutes each time for the next six months
  • Attend a family reunion or gathering by the end of the year
  • Spend one weekend per month with my parents to strengthen our relationship and create more memories together by the end of the year
  • Plan a monthly outing or activity with my extended family to stay connected and build stronger relationships by the end of the year

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SMART Socializing Goals

Socializing goals can help improve social skills, build relationships, and increase overall life satisfaction. By setting specific social goals, you can step out of your comfort zones and engage in activities that help them connect with others, whether it's joining a club or attending social events. Additionally, engaging in social activities can be a fun!

Here are a few examples of SMART goals you can set in this particular area:

  • Join a social group or club related to a hobby or interest I enjoy within the next month to meet like-minded people and form new connections.
  • Attend at least one social event per month for the next six months to meet new people and expand my social circle.
  • Initiate a conversation with a stranger in a social setting to step out of my comfort zone and practice my social skills by the end of the week
  • Set a goal to attend a food or wine-tasting event at least once a month for the next three months to try new foods and potentially meet new people with similar interests.
  • Attend a social dance event at least once a week for the next three months to learn a new skill and potentially meet new people.
  • Attend a live music or cultural event with friends once a month for the next three months to broaden cultural horizons and connect over shared experiences.
  • Organize a book club with friends to encourage reading and discussion once a month for the next three months.
  • Attend a meetup or social group event for a specific interest or hobby within the next month to meet new people who share the same passion.
  • Join a club or group related to a personal interest within the next month to meet new people with similar interests.

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SMART Hosting & Entertaining Goals

By setting specific and measurable goals related to hosting and entertaining, you can push yourself to step out of your comfort zones and create unique and engaging experiences. It can help you improve your social skills, develop greater confidence and creativity, and build stronger relationships with friends and family.

Here are a few examples of SMART goals you can set in this particular area:

  • Host a dinner party at my home for close friends and family within the next six months to strengthen relationships.
  • Host a game night at my home with friends once a month for the next three months to encourage socializing and laughter.
  • Plan a themed dinner party with friends once a month for the next three months to encourage creativity and socializing.
  • Host a virtual game night with friends who live far away once a month for the next three months to stay connected despite the distance.
  • Plan a surprise birthday party for a loved one within the next two months to show appreciation and strengthen relationships.
  • Host a potluck dinner party with friends at least once a month for the next three months to strengthen relationships and try new recipes.
  • Host a movie night or marathon with friends to relax and enjoy each other’s company by the end of the month

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Professional Relationships Goals

Setting professional relationship goals can have several benefits, such as improved communication, increased productivity, career growth, networking opportunities, and job satisfaction. By setting SMART goals related to professional relationships, you can build a strong network of contacts that can provide support, mentorship, and potential job opportunities.

Here are a few examples of SMART goals you can set in this particular area:

  • Attend a lecture or seminar on a topic that interests me and connect with at least two new people during the event by the end of the quarter
  • Initiate a conversation with at least one new person per week to expand my network by the end of the year
  • Attend a networking event in my industry and exchange contact information with at least five new people by the end of the quarter
  • Attend a conference or seminar in my industry and network with at least ten new people by the end of the year
  • Attend a social event where I don’t know anyone and introduce myself to at least three new people by the end of the month
  • Plan a monthly lunch date with a colleague or friend within the next three months to catch up and maintain the relationship.
  • Meet up with a group of colleagues outside of work to build stronger relationships by the end of the quarter
  • Attend a professional development workshop or training to improve my communication skills in the workplace by the end of the quarter
  • Have a one-on-one meeting with each of my direct reports to build stronger relationships and discuss professional development goals by the end of the month

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SMART Dating Goals

Setting dating goals can provide clarity, motivation, improved communication, personal growth, and more fulfilling relationships. By setting SMART goals you can gain a better understanding of what you want in a partner and work towards building the kind of relationship that aligns with your values and goals.

Here are a few examples of SMART goals you can set in this particular area:

  • Attend a speed dating or singles event within the next two months to meet new people and potentially find a romantic partner.
  • Go on at least two dates per month for the next six months
  • Join a dating app and have at least 10 matches by the end of the month
  • Work with a dating coach and improve my communication skills with potential partners within the next three months
  • Ask out my crush within the next two weeks
  • Attend a singles' retreat or group vacation and meet at least five new people within the next six months
  • Take a break from dating and focus on personal growth for the next three months
  • Write down my dating deal-breakers and values and refer to them when evaluating potential partners
  • Establish boundaries in my dating life and communicate them clearly to potential partners within the next month
  • Make a list of places where I can date or meet like-minded people and visit at least three of them within the next month
  • Create a dating profile that accurately reflects my personality and values within the next two weeks
  • Ask for feedback from close friends or family members on how I can improve my dating life and act on at least one suggestion within the next month

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