It doesn’t matter when you start a new resolution, any year can start TODAY!
Here are some tips for setting yearly goals:
If you didn’t reach last years goals, keep working
Just because you didn’t reach your goals from last year, don’t give up on them. Keep working towards reaching those goals – after all, you set them for a reason. The feeling of accomplishment will only push you that much harder towards reaching your newest resolutions.
Make sure your goals are attainable & realistic
Have you ever heard someone say “I am going to lose 15 pounds in a week?” First of all, that isn’t health! Second, it’s not realistic!
The goals you set for 2016 should be reasonable & attainable without being a detriment to yourself. Consult with a health professional before setting exact weight loss goals (i.e. 15, 25, or 60 pounds). Lynette, our dietitian, would love to help!
Commit to your resolutions
We all have done it… We started January 1st of the New Year saying we had set resolutions and by February 1st, they were forgotten!
This year, commit to your resolve! Write them down and tell others about your goals. Be held accountable for your goals and have the encouragement of those around you.
Set a date to check-in
Although our goals may be for an entire year, it is crucial that you check-in with your progress throughout the year. Set a specific date that you will check-in with your resolutions, maybe even more than once in the New Year!
Also, remember your goals don’t have to take an entire year to be accomplished. Some goals may be met within just a couple of months whereas others may take quite a bit longer. Put notes on your calendar or cell phone with reminders to check-in.
Reward yourself when you accomplish a goal
Has there ever been a time in your life that you worked really hard towards accomplishing something because you knew if you did, you would be rewarded?
As you accomplish your resolutions, reward yourself. It doesn’t have to be extravagant, but acknowledge your hard work. Maybe it is grabbing your favorite dessert or buying yourself some new running shoes, do something for you!
Set goals with your friends & family
Some of the goals we want to accomplish as individuals can be difficult to go at alone. Talk with your friends and family to see if someone in your circle has similar goals and work together towards reaching them.
Whether this is your first time setting a year goal or a resolution, or you have set goals as a tradition for years, you still have time! If you need help setting some realistic health goals for this next year, contact us today!