Every year, we set out to be the healthiest version of ourselves. It’s like a wellness goal-setting tradition, but let’s admit it—sometimes those goals don’t quite stick, and by a few months in, we’re asking, “Where did my motivation go?”
The journey towards a healthier life is a marathon, not a sprint and the secret to sustaining a healthy lifestyle all year-round is found in establishing goals that are both realistic and achievable. In this blog, you’ll discover 5 practical ways to set realistic wellness goals for the new year.
How to set realistic wellness goals for the new year
1. Set the Right SHARP Goals
When it comes to wellness, be clear about what you want to achieve. After years of research, I pulled together all of the best parts of the old systems and introduced some critical elements to develop a new goal achievement formula.The 5 essential steps to successful goal setting are: Specificity, How (breaking down the goal), Action, Reasons, Persistence.
Whether it’s weight management, increased physical activity, or improved wellness, break down your goals into specific actions. For example, instead of a vague goal like “exercise more,” try “walk for 30 minutes every day.” This way, you create a roadmap that guides you towards success. Sign up for our free SHARP Goal setting seminar today.
2. Track Your Progress Weekly and Monthly
Tracking your progress is essential for staying motivated and on course. Celebrate the small victories and adjust your approach as needed. Use the process to identify patterns and refine your goals.
3. Block Out Time for Recreation Activities and Recharging Activities
Consider these moments as non-negotiable appointments with yourself. Schedule dedicated times for activities that are fun and activities that recharge you, whether that’s seeing a movie, going to an art class, having an Infrared Sauna session or a massage to ease the tension in your body.
4. Be Accountable
Share your wellness goals with a friend, family member, or a supportive community. Sharing your journey with someone not only provides encouragement but also adds a layer of responsibility. Join fitness classes, wellness groups, or find an accountability partner. Make the pursuit of your goals more enjoyable and sustainable.
5. Prioritise Regular Health Checkups
In the hustle and bustle of daily life, it’s easy to neglect our health until an issue arises. Your body is your most valuable asset and should be prioritised. In 2024, make a commitment to prioritise regular health checkups. Schedule appointments for routine screenings and check-ups for a proactive approach. Ready to take charge of your well-being in 2024? Book an appointment with The Wellness Edge team.
As you step into 2024, remember that the journey towards a healthier life is a marathon, not a sprint.
Register for our free SHARP Goal setting seminar designed to help you set SHARP health and fitness goals for the year and BUILD A ROADMAP, guaranteed to lead you to a healthier and fulfilling life. Registration is FREE but slots are limited.
Welcome to the year 2024!