A new year brings new resolutions! Many people find themselves in a gym attempting to lose a few pounds, or cutting back on junk food. No matter what your goal is, there are steps you can take to ensure success with your goals. We have compiled a list in order to make your life a little easier in 2014.
Set Specific Goals: Outline exactly what you want to achieve. If your goal is to exercise more, plan on 4 set times a week. Limit yourself to one or two unhealthy snacks a week, rather than just saying you’ll cut back. Specify what you really want to achieve, and you’ll be more likely to do it.
Find Yourself a Support Group: Enlist the help of family and friends who have similar goals to yours. Motivate each other to achieve them. Telling people you have a goal in mind will also make it more likely that you will accomplish them.
Be Realistic: Do not create outrageous goals that seem overwhelming to achieve. 40 pounds is a massive weight loss goal; why not try for 10? You are more likely to meet your goal and continue trying.
Do NOT Overload: Do not set so many goals that there is no way you can focus on all of them. Pick one or two and really set your focus on those ones.
Make a Plan: If your goal will take a long period of time, split it up into smaller goals. Reward yourself once you reach each new marker.