How to Achieve Your Ultimate Wellness Goals
We all have goals…whether the goal is to lose weight, gain energy, raise happy kids, get a new job, move, etc. It’s great to have goals, and we should all be working towards something positive!
Let’s be real…achieving goals of any kind can be a struggle sometimes. We can get frustrated when we’re not where we want to be as fast as we had hoped to be there.
Maybe we even feel like giving up, desperate or hopeless.
Allow yourself a 5-10 minute pity party and then follow these tips to begin achieving your goals!
Remember one simple little mantra…’One step at a time‘.
Those of us who have kids, you know what I’m talking about. We get excited about our child’s first steps. We know they aren’t going to be huge leaps or that our child will instantly be running around the house. We are excited at their effort. We are thrilled with their ability to get up to try again and again while constantly improving.
This same idea should be our view on our own efforts. We should instead celebrate each time we move in the direction of our goals, no matter how small that step in the right direction may have been.
Each step gets you closer to your goal. Taking these baby steps also helps that goal become a part of our life instead of something that is just temporary.
Have a Plan
Having a goal is important; however, a goal without a plan is just an idea.
Writing your plan down is even BETTER! Research shows that we’re 80% more likely to achieve our goals when we put it in writing.
My advice to my clients is to first set your big goal (ie get off medication, have energy, raise healthy kids, etc).
Then, think backwards. What big steps or milestones do you need to take from today forward to achieve that big goal?
Now, go even smaller. Think about those baby steps we talked about! What baby steps do you need to take to reach those milestones that will get you to your goal?
If you need more help developing a plan, putting it in writing and tracking progress - I invite you to check out the Healthy Living Planner that I created to help you put a plan in place to reach your wellness goals. Click here.
My family's journey to wellness has been going on, one step at a time, for over 7 years now! There were times where it felt really hard and I was beyond frustrated.
In those moments, I remind myself that I’m moving in the right direction - even if I’m not exactly where I want to be yet.
Celebrate every positive change you make! When I decided to cut out all refined sugar (which is definitely one of the harder changes to make), I would celebrate walking out of the store without a bag of cookies!
Try this the next time you are at the grocery store. Stay around the outter edges of the market. If there is something specific you need to go into a particular aisle for, then go in and celebrate a little victory inside yourself when you come out of that aisle with only the item you needed!
Do not get discouraged if you slip up and buy one item by the end of your shopping trip that you knew you shouldn’t have. Try instead to look at how much effort you put in by avoiding the usual old traps you would fall into!
This is how you build yourself into a healthier, happier person, one step at a time.
By practice. By reading one new label every time you go to the grocery store. By learning about one new ingredient a week. By looking up one new healthy recipe here and there.
Before you know it, you’ll have a solid base of knowledge to help you pick up and run where you once were stumbling around lost.
And remember the most important thing of all…The whole journey starts with one simple little step - making the decision to be well!
As we know better, we do better -
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Hi! I’m Bri…the mom, RN and Certified Health Coach who’s here to help you bust through brain fog. Read more about me here.