How to set new health goals

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Having a healthy lifestyle requires focus, determination, and an eagerness to achieve our ideal health goals. If you want to be beautiful inside and out, then you will need to set some goals and put plans in place to get there. Keep in mind that these goals should be realistic and achievable. 

There is no doubt that we all have health goals. It seems the problem is sticking to them. Goal setting can be motivating and can help people to focus on what they want to change. Here are a few tips to help you set some new health goals and stick to them.

Set realistic targets.

It is great to set high goals for yourself, but if you are setting the sights just too high the stress of getting to that goal can destroy the motivation you have and will set you up for failure. If you are new to something, then give yourself some leniency and adequate time to get the hang of it. If it’s a new diet it might take some time to get used to the foods and recipes. If it’s a new exercise then try a beginner’s class, such as beginners yoga online rather than experiences classes, this will give you time to learn the moves and gain confidence as you move toward your health goal.

If you fail, it is important to remember there is nothing wrong with failing something. Failing gives you a reason to get back up and start again. The important thing to remember is that the more you fail, the more your confidence drops, so ensure those targets are realistic enough that you won’t fail them all the time.

Get specific.

It’s important that the goals are not so broad that you don’t know when you have achieved them. Goals need to be defined to you and what your aim is. If your doctor has advised you to either lose weight or consider liposuction, then you should understand from him exactly how much weight you should be aiming to lose. Whether you want to fit into a new swimsuit or just feel more comfortable with yourself, the goals need to be specific to you.

Break it down.

There is nothing wrong with having some long-term goals, but in order to reach the bigger goals, you need to be setting and achieving the small ones. Start with the abilities that you have now. If your aim is to be a yoga instructor, then perhaps start by attending online yoga courses to understand the foundation skills you will need in the long run. Set a small goal for yourself, such as learning all the basics in being an instructor and then reassess where you’re at before making it a big career goal. If you desire breast implants and you have a financial goal to reach in order to afford them, then you may want to set several milestone dates to reach until you have made enough money to make this beauty investment.

Find your cheerleaders.

With friends and family cheering you on, it will help with your progress in achieving your goals. Depending on the goal there may even be some people who are happy to join in, which means you can work on the goal together and keep each other motivated. If people are standing with you in solidarity and offering support, you will find you are more encouraged to keep going and reach that goal and prove to them that you can do it.

It has to matter to you.

One reason why many people don’t follow through with their goals is that they have been set by someone else rather than being self-motivated. For example, their doctor has recommended the goals and because of this, they are not invested. Your doctor may have told you that you need to lose weight to prevent high blood pressure and heart disease. Giving you these reasons for setting health goals might not be enough for you to make the change and the effort required because they are not driven by you. Looking at a different scenario: Perhaps your grandchildren are growing up and want you to do all these activities with them, but you are overweight and struggle with keeping up with them. Looking at weight loss and healthy eating to be around longer to spend time with the grandchildren may be highly desirable for you, and this would be enough to get you motivated.

Your journey to achieving your goals can be long or short, and please remember that you may experience both  success and failures along the way. The important thing is that you set goals that encourage you to be a better person and just remember to keep going.