By: Ryan Siegert, Sports Performance Trainer at the EDGE at Southwest Health.
The top New Year’s Resolution goal is losing weight and/or eating healthy. However, only 8% of the U.S. population actually reaches their resolution goals. So ultimately, much of the population sets self-improvement goals, without a clear plan for achieving these goals, and then falls short – year after year.
These 5 tips will help you break that cycle:
- FIND YOUR WHY! (Who and what are you doing this for?)
- SET SMALL OBTAINABLE GOALS.
- EDUCATE YOURSELF ON WHAT YOUR GOALS ARE.
- BELIEVE IN THE PROCESS.
- REWARD YOURSELF AFTER ACHIEVING YOUR GOALS!
Having a plan of action is critical to success, and finding your WHY is the most important part of a goal. If there is no WHY you won’t have a reminder of WHY you are doing all of this hard work.
Set realistic goals for yourself and find someone to keep you accountable and help keep you on track. Once you identify your goals, believe in the process. Remember it takes 21 days to break/start a habit! After you’ve achieved your goal, treat yourself to a nice healthy dinner, massage, shopping trip, etc.
Here’s some examples of goals you can set to improve your wellness: eat healthier, lose weight, drink more water, quit drinking soda, exercise more, get more sleep, and get more organized.