After the challenges we all faced in 2020, it’s important to start the new year on the right foot—by setting health and wellness goals for ourselves. If you didn’t stick to last year’s plans, don’t worry about it! Focus instead on getting back on track in 2021.
Here’s some advice that will help you set achievable goals and make a positive impact on your health:
1. Be realistic
Set reasonable goals that you know you can achieve through hard work. For example, don’t set a target of finishing a marathon if you’ve never tried jogging before. Start with a goal of running three times a week and build from there.
2. Write it down
Don’t just say what you want to achieve—write it down. List your goals and how you plan to realize them. Put post-it notes on your desk and add reminders to your phone, so your objectives are always in mind.
3. Track your progress
As you work toward your goal, schedule regular check-ins. This is a way to measure your success and determine if you’re on the right path or need to change things up to stay on course. Keep a written record of your progress to inspire you.
4. Break it up
If you set a goal in January that you can’t reach until December, you may struggle to stay motivated through twelve months of striving. Split it up into smaller, more manageable steps that bring you closer and closer to your ultimate goal.
5. Stick with it
If reaching your objectives in the time frame you set seems impossible, don’t give up! Remember that every step you take toward your goal can bring meaningful improvement, and there’s no time limit on achieving better health.
We’d like to help you make healthful changes this year. If you don’t know where to start, call or email us today, we’re here to help!
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