Healthy Inside/Healthy Outside

Setting Goals

20150313_084209As each new year settles in, many of us have set goals for ourselves for the coming year. It’s common habit to follow through for the first few months but often by April, we have forgotten our plan. Why does this happen? There are a few likely reasons that we let go of our resolutions. We might lose interest in our goals, our goals are set too high, we get busy, we didn’t plan well, we are overwhelmed, we slipped so we gave up, or even worse, we lose faith in ourselves. Whatever reason you might have personally, probably has happened more than once.

Resolutions and goal setting around weight loss is one of the most popular subjects followed by eating better, working out, and tidying up. Important goals to achieve that aren’t always in the forefront is emotional relief and personal care. Taking care of yourself includes mind, body and spirit.

A few quick guidelines to goal setting include:

  • 1 – Make your goal(s) reasonable, don’t over-burden yourself with too many goals at one time
  • 2 – If you slip up, don’t give up – never use the word cheat it’s a negative word and you need positive encouragement
  • 3 – Set a time when you will work on your goal each day or week depending on your personal goal
  • 4 – Be held accountable and learn what works for your particular body-type and schedule.

When you set goals, it’s important to plan properly, make sure your goals are reasonable, and figure out why you can’t seem to stay on task. Getting guidance from a certified wellness coach is an important step in setting and reaching your personal goals. Learning the proper steps and what works for you specifically, will ensure lifelong success.

 

Life

Resolutions

I’ve never been one to make New Year Resolutions; I’m not sure why other than I like to make daily or weekly resolutions and I teach my clients to do the same. Making a daily/weekly resolution seems more reachable. Each year, each month, even each day is a great place to start over. Decide what biggest change you want to make and renew your resolve every morning..every hour if that helps.

Let’s look at what a resolution is. As a verb, resolve means to 1-find a solution to a matter 2-decide firmly on a course of action. As a noun, resolve means 1-firm determination to do something. They work together when you make a list of resolutions; a sort of “bucket list” for the year.

Have you made any resolutions? How reachable are they? What steps will help you resolve your “bucket list for the year”?

Even though it is past January 1st, don’t throw it away, use the next 2 weeks to decide on your new year resolution(s), don’t make them too overwhelming, and don’t over-do it with the number of things you want to resolve this year. Take a step at a time, and if you feel as though you fell back, forgot, cheated, slipped…or whatever word you use, don’t sweat it, there is no failure, just brush your thoughts off and continue on. Write your resolution somewhere you can read it every day. Set reminders on your phone, your calendar or anywhere throughout your home.

Chin up with a smile and forward bound!

Happy, Healthy, New Year to you!