Upping your health game is always a top priority on our New Year’s Resolution lists. The self-improving goals are easily set and often the first to be broken. Now that you’re starting back into routine and have a list of goals, follow these simple steps to ensure this year’s goals don’t derail before you start!
Set Specific and Realistic Goals: Set goals that you can track and make gradual lifestyle changes. Focus on one or two areas of your life that you want to improve to avoid a major overhaul. Remember unsustainable routine leads to burnout.
Track Your Progress: Keeping record of your success and what the end result could be encourages you to meet your goals. Schedule regular checks to maintain motivation and make the ultimate goal seem less daunting.
Reward Success: Rewards often provide motivation, but make sure they align with your efforts. Consider only watching TV if you have completed your exercise.
Prepare for Challenges: Life gets in the way, so set yourself up for success. If someone at home eats a lot of sweets, ask them to hide them. If you have to work late one day and miss a training session, make it up the following day. Remember the most important thing is to not beat yourself up if you have a setback... Keep focused on the overall goal!
Seek Advice: Consult with health professionals as required to discuss your health-related New Year’s Resolutions. Functional Integrated Therapy is happy to provide advice, recommendations and support to help you achieve your goals. Good luck and happy 2016!
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