10 Jun Four Tips for Setting and Reaching Your Health Goals
Setting goals to improve your health is a great way to begin the process of working toward a healthier body and lifestyle. But, if you are finding it to be difficult to stick to your diet and exercise plans, here are a few tips that you might want to consider to help you better stick to your goals.
Put it in Writing
Putting your goals in writing is a great way to make them seem more “real”. Simply thinking about a goal that you have set makes it less concrete and easier to dismiss. As the saying goes, “A goal not written down is merely a wish”. Take the wish from out of your head and make it a true goal by putting it in writing.
Telling someone about your goal and your plan for achieving your goal is another way to make your goal more concrete. Similarly, it forces you to be more accountable for working toward achieving that goal. Be sure to choose someone who you know you can trust to not be judgemental if you stray from your goal but who will also check with you regularly to ask you about your progress toward achieving it.
Set Daily Goals
To help you work toward achieving your goal, you should set daily goals to reach in order to baby step your way toward achieving the final goal. Similarly, by making daily plans for success, you will be more likely to stay on track toward reaching your goal. These small goals should include things like creating and sticking to a daily eating plan and completing your daily exercise goals.
Finally, you should be sure to celebrate every success that you enjoy as you work toward achieving your goal. Allow yourself to feel proud of your hard work and find ways to reward yourself for reaching small milestones along the way!