It's easy to jump into the New Year or a new health program with full gusto for achieving your goals, but as times goes on, what you set out to do often falls wayside until you find yourself completely off track.
Follow these simple 4 steps to ticking your boxes off with a smile on your face.
Create small and measurable goals.
You may have a goal in your mind's eye such as to "become healthier" or "lose weight". Both are wonderful goals but are either too general by themselves. Breaking your goals or resolutions down into specific and attainable parts will help keep you focused, on track and motivated.
For example, if you want to lose weight, you can make it more specific by having a target in mind, such as fitting into your old jeans, and then break it down into smaller parts that will help you achieve the overall outcome, such as cutting out processed foods and moving your body for 30 minutes every day. If you want to improve your health in general, create smaller aspects to this, such as adding a green smoothie or juice each morning or meditating for 10 minutes daily, and begin working on these to bring the process about, rather than feeling overwhelmed.
Write it down.
Putting pen to paper is a great way to map out your wellness goals. Often the act of writing down what you want to achieve is the first step, like a promise to yourself. Display reminders and encouragement in places that you know will support you. Write your goals as affirmations, such as "I am a healthy weight and happy", "I have abundance in my life" or "I am successful in my own business." Whatever it may be, write it down. If you're following a health program, aligning this with the themes of each week can be a great help to keeping you on track until the end!
Practice the law of attraction.
The law of attraction states that what you put out into the world must come back to you. Don't base your happiness on something you will only have "when" you fulfil your resolutions. Instead, choose to be happy right now. Let yourself feel the joy you will have when you reach a healthy weight or have more energy because your body is healthier and mind less stressed. Imagine it and let yourself feel as if you have already received it in your life. According to best selling author of The Secret and The Power, Rhonda Bryne, by doing this you are attracting the very thing you desire to you, like a magnet. It's amazing the power of changing your thoughts and feelings can actually have on your entire life.
Keep yourself accountable.
Tell your loved ones about your wellness goals and plans. Ask them to support you and help keep you on track. Sometimes it's easy to lose sight of our true dreams and true priorities when the rush of everyday life takes over. Having a friend, family member or partner there to remind you and cheer you on can be just the support you need to keep aiming at that target!