Millions of Americans set goals with high hopes at the start of every year. Yet less than 8% of people commit to their new year’s resolution.
Sticking to your goals, especially when it comes to living a healthy lifestyle can be hard. That’s why we’re going to share some quick tips on how to achieve your health goals for the new year!
1. Make Achievable Goals
One of the best ways to achieve your goals, while it may seem obvious, is to set achievable goals.
Many people set ambitious goals that require consistent, hard work. Sometimes, these ambitious goals can be too much to manage from the start.
The way to combat this is to set small achievable goals that build up to a larger, ambitious goal.
For example, say you wanted to lost 30 pounds by the end of the year. Making a small goal like losing 1 pound a week is the best way to keep yourself motivated and make progress.
You can even make smaller goals, like running for ten minutes a day or cutting down on calories for the week!
Making these small and achievable goals will keep you motivated and on track.
2. Schedule Time To Work on Your Goals
One of the main ways people fail to reach their goals is simply by not putting in enough time. It may seem obvious, but time and effort need to be given for progress to be made in anything, whether it be health, skills, or hobbies.
So, make sure to put aside some time to work on whatever your goal is. Even if it’s for only 10 minutes, having consistency in working towards your goal is what will ultimately make you successful.
It’s much easier to continue to do something than it is to start fresh, so once you get over that initial hurdle, you’ll find it much easier to make progress.
So don’t forget to schedule some time for your goal!
3. Reward Yourself for Achievements
Rewarding yourself for meeting your goals is very important in maintaining motivation.
The worst thing you can do is burn yourself out and remove the fun and satisfaction of meeting goals and improving yourself.
Rewarding yourself is key to making your progression fun and satisfactory.
So, if you feel like you’ve made progress and want a reward, don’t hesitate, you’ve earned one!
4. Get Enough Sleep
Sleeping is one the most important aspects of both your physical and mental health.
Giving yourself time to recover, whether it be physically, mentally, or both is critical to staying consistent and putting in quality effort into everything you do.
Lack of sleep not only deteriorates your mental and physical health but could also affect the amount of work you do and its quality.
You may want to commit every second of your time to meeting your goal, but not getting enough sleep will make it very difficult in the long run.
So make sure you get at least 8 hours of sleep every day to let yourself recover!
5. Buddy Up!
One great way to stick to your goals, whether they be health related or not, is to find another person or group that is working towards the same goal.
Having someone else alongside you as you make progress will help keep both of you accountable and motivated!
Not only could they keep you on track, they will could also help you measure your progress and encourage you to go further!
So buddy up and you’ll feel more motivated than ever!
More than 80% of new year’s resolutions fail by February, so if you want your resolution to succeed, try some of these tips!
Give Parkchester Medical a call at (718) 828-6610 to talk to a provider and make sure you’re healthy to begin a new exercise plan!