It’s almost the new year, and that means it’s time to start thinking about setting some new, healthy lifestyle goals that you can actually achieve. Maybe you want to lose weight, quit smoking, or just generally live a healthier, happier life. Whatever your goals may be, here are my top six tips to help you achieve them.
Set Realistic Goals
The first step to setting any kind of goal is to ensure it’s realistic. If your goal is too lofty, you’re only setting yourself up for disappointment. So, take a look at your current lifestyle and set goals that are achievable. For example, if you currently eat out two or more times a week, a realistic goal would be to cook at least one more meal at home. This goal will help you to achieve a variety of goals. By doing this, you could reach your financial goals, weight goals, and your goals of learning a new skill.
Don’t Pressure Yourself Into More Than You Can Handle
Setting multiple goals can be great, but don’t pressure yourself into setting too many. Instead, pick a few that are important to you and focus on them until they become your natural way of life. Once you have achieved those goals, move on down your list and try to achieve the next few. For example, instead of setting a goal to run a marathon or lose 10 kilos, start with a more realistic and achievable goal of improving your overall fitness and wellbeing.
If you try to achieve too many goals at once, you’re likely to fail at achieving any. So it’s better to achieve one or two goals than to have too many and not achieve any of them.
Write Your Goals Down
Putting your goals onto paper can really help to solidify them. Plus, it’s a great tool for keeping track of your progress. So write down what your goals are and make an action plan for how you will achieve them. This could include small daily tasks or weekly check-ins with yourself to ensure you are staying on track. For example, if your goal is to sleep an extra hour every night, your action plan could include setting a bedtime reminder on your phone, taking your Delta 9 Gummies to relax your body and mind, and avoiding screens an hour before bedtime. If your goal is switching from a meat-based to a vegan diet, write it down on a post it to stick on your fridge or around your kitchen. It’s also helpful to share your goals with your friends so they will hold you accountable when you are tempted to give up.
If you’re still not achieving your goal, then you can look for new strategies in your weekly self-check-in.
Set A Deadline
One of the best ways to ensure that you achieve your goals is to set a deadline. This will help you stay on track and motivated. When setting a deadline, you also need to be realistic because by setting an unrealistic deadline, you’re setting yourself up for failure. Make sure to also set mini-deadlines throughout your timeline; this will help keep you on track and show progress towards your goal. For example, your deadline to reach a full 30 intense minute workout four times a week could have mini deadlines to reach a 20-minute workout three times a week by the end of the first month and then work your way up to the full goal by the end of the set deadline.
Don’t forget to reward yourself along the way! Achieving any kind of goal is difficult, so it’s important to celebrate your successes, no matter how small they may be. For example, if your goal is to lose weight and you’ve managed to shed a kilo or more in the first month, treat yourself to a day out or a day at the spa. Rewarding yourself for achieving even the smallest goals will also help to motivate you to achieve future goals. You could also consider setting up a small rewards calendar for yourself, where you set little rewards for each mini-deadline or milestone achieved
Allow For Setbacks
Lastly, it’s important to remember that setbacks will happen, and that’s okay. Don’t let a mistake or setback discourage you from reaching your goals. Just take it as a learning experience, figure out what went wrong, and adjust accordingly for future success. And always remember to keep things in perspective; one slip-up won’t ruin all of your progress, so don’t let it discourage you from reaching your ultimate goals. Keep pushing forward, and success will come!
Setting lifestyle goals can be a great way to improve your overall well-being and quality of life. I know that setting lifestyle goals can seem daunting, but it doesn’t have to be! By following these six simple tips, you can make 2023 the year that you finally achieve all of your goals. So what are you waiting for? Start setting your goals today, and get a head start on a healthier, happier 2023!
Disclaimer: this is a collaborative post.