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2024 Resolution! Did you make one?

If you are working on one, how is it going? Do you have a plan in place in order to meet that goal this year? What do you really want and what will it take to get you there? Think about that for a minute.Many of us make resolutions for the new year which are well intentioned but sometimes they are vague and generalized."I want to be healthy" This is a great topic. What does healthy mean to you? We all have differing ideas about what healthy is.

 

Here are a few things that come to mind when I think Health & Wellness:


1. Maintaining a good weight for my body

2. Avoid being on too many medications 

3. Honoring my true beliefs

4. Eating real food

5. Getting at least 30 minutes of movement into each day

6. Putting effort into working on my relationships regularly

7. Having a purpose

8. Balancing work and fun


I would like you to stop for a minute and think about what it is that feels like health to you. Go ahead, I will wait for you to write it down....Ok, so looking back at your list. What did you write? Now, let me ask you,

  • Do you know what you are going to do to make it work?

  • Does it fit into your lifestyle?

  • What happens if you find challenges to getting it done?

  • Do you have a reward system in place?

  • How will you know when you have achieved your goal?

  • What is your timeline for meeting this goal?

  • Is your plan realistic?

  • Do you have a support system in place?  

These are some questions to think about when you are making a goal for the new year.

 

There is an acronym for goal setting called SMART.

S- Specific

M- Measurable

A- Attainable

R- Relevant

T- Time-Bound

 

Specific - Include as much detail as possible when defining goals. Being specific when creating a goal makes it more actionable and approachable than an idea that is unclear or unfocused. Add bite size actions such as how many or how long and a certain number of days per week or month. Using numbers makes the goal clear.

 

Measurable - Establish criteria to measure progress. When progress is quantifiable, it's easier to stay on track and meet targets along the way. Tracking your actions in a journal, a log, a daily planner or an app is a good way to see visual representation of progress. Measurable could mean body weight, quantity consumed, duration of physical activity, or time dedicated towards goal.

 

Achievable - Ensure that you are realistic about the time and energy available to commit to accomplishing the goal. When someone believes they can achieve a goal, they embrace the attitude and skills needed to reach that successfully. The goal should be challenging enough to motivate and inspire but practical enough to complete within the chosen time frame.

 

Relevant - Confirm that the goal aligns with your wellness vision. The goal should feel meaningful and relevant to what you want as an end goal for health and wellness. Don't get caught up in what you should be doing or what others are doing, keep in mind your authentic desires. Think about it. Do you really value the reason, or are you doing it because someone would think better of you in some way?

 

Time-Bound - Anchor the goal with a time frame and create a schedule or plan with all the steps you need to take to reach the goal. Grounding the goal with a deadline establishes a sense of positive pressure that can motivate action. A timeline can help keep you on track and focused on the result. Think of each smart goal as a stepping stone toward a bigger goal.If you are looking for a supportive ear, more guidance on setting these SMART goals, or help discovering what your real intentions are for your set resolution, give me a call or contact me through my website to schedule a complimentary Breakthrough Session. I would love to help you create a sustainable plan for your success. I will be there when the going gets tough.

 

I also have group coaching programs that are collaborative and even more supportive. Let's not forget my Live Virtual Pilates Mat classes if all you are looking for is a way to strengthen your core and increase your functional movement. Everything helps with a village behind you!

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