If, like many of us, you have decided to make positive health changes in your life this year, then it’s important to set yourself up for success.
Here are some simple tips to help you achieve your goals in 2018!
Connect with others – it may sound simple, but sharing your goals with others can be a great way to remain accountable. Try writing your goals down and sharing them with family or friends, so they can help support you on your health journey.
Don’t punish yourself – if you have a bad day, don’t give up. Use it as a tool to prevent yourself from reverting to old patterns in the future. None of us are perfect, so it’s important to forgive yourself if you slip-up.
Remind yourself why you started – if you feel like giving up, remind yourself why you started. Try writing down these reasons at the beginning of your journey and sticking them somewhere easily seen in your home (like on the fridge or the bathroom door).
Be SMART about it – having SMART (specific, measurable, attainable, realistic and timely) goals is important. SMART goals will help set you up for success.
Make a plan – setting an action plan for yourself, which includes key milestones, can make a big difference to your progress. Small accomplishments can help keep you on-track and give you a sense of accomplishment along your health journey.
So, what are you waiting for? Implement these simple tips today to achieve your 2018 health goals.