No matter what type of goals you plan to set for the new year, we applaud you for the growth that you’re looking to achieve. Goals are what keeps us motivated and passionate as we strive to be better individuals no matter what aspect of our lives you want to better. Though fitness goals are quite common at this time of year, you can still use these great tips for your other non-fitness goals. All you need to do is change your mindset and consider these great pointers to help you reach your highest potential.
When setting goals, be S.M.A.R.T.! Be sure they are specific, measureable, attainable, relevant, and timely. It’s healthy to set both long and short goals to keep you looking forward and motivated. Think about what you truly want to achieve within the week, month, and year. Keeping a fitness or diet journal on hand helps immensely to keep you on track, inspired, and accountable.
Take the time to plan out what it will take to tackle those goals. Acknowledge your challenges and come up with a routine that you can manage. If time is your biggest enemy that will hinder you from going to the gym, find ways that you fit at least 45 minutes into your schedule. You could even kill two birds with one stone by taking out the dog for a run as your daily cardio. Remember, consistency is key.
When you master the mind, you master the body. When it comes to attaining your goals, it’s all about your mindset and attitude. Keep yourself inspired and motivated by surrounding your environments with encouragement and positive influences. Whether if you need to clear out your entire food pantry or keeping post-it notes of supportive quotes around the house, keep yourself in a positive space no matter where you go.
What’s the point of goals when you don’t track your progress? Be sure to log your progress in your journal so you can see how far you’ve come. Keeping a journal also helps you make specific adjustments if you don’t see progress.
No matter how long your journey is set to be, having fun is the most important of them all. If you’re not having fun, is it worth your time and energy? Find the things that make you look forward to doing and you’ll definitely see and feel a difference. Be sure to also reward yourself along the way!