The start of a new year always brings a feeling of freshness and excitement. It’s the perfect time to set goals for yourself and strive to become the healthiest version of you in 2023. Whether you’re looking to lose weight, quit smoking, or simply eat healthier – having clear goals and an actionable plan can go a long way towards achieving your health resolutions. Here are some tips for setting achievable goals that will help you be healthy in the new year.
Make SMART Goals
SMART is an acronym that stands for Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Relevant and Time-bound. When creating your health resolution goals, make sure they meet these criteria so that they are achievable. For example, if one of your resolutions is to lose 10lbs this year then break it down into smaller attainable steps such as losing 1lb per month or working out 3 times per week. By breaking your goal down into more manageable chunks, it will be easier to stay motivated and on track throughout the year.
Don’t be Too Hard on Yourself
Achieving any type of goal takes effort and hard work but don’t forget to be kind to yourself along the way too! If you slip up or miss a few workouts or meals here and there don’t get discouraged—just keep going! Take things one day at a time and give yourself grace when needed; focusing on the small victories each day can help keep you motivated throughout the entire process.
Set Up A Support System
Having a support system is also important when it comes to achieving your health-related goals. Whether it’s family members, friends, coworkers, or even your doctor, having someone who can cheer you on and motivate you can be key to helping you stay on track with your resolutions. It’s also beneficial to reach out to others who may be going through similar experiences as you and create a sense of accountability among each other.
Find an Activity You Enjoy
Finally, find an activity that you enjoy doing! Exercise doesn’t have to be boring – there are plenty of fun ways to stay active such as running or biking outdoors, playing sports with friends, swimming at the local pool, dancing classes at the gym, etc. Finding something enjoyable will make it easier for you to stick with it and make it part of your daily routine.
The start of a new year is always an exciting time full of possibilities so take this opportunity to set achievable health goals for yourself! By following these tips and connecting with our team at Rochester Medical Group we know that our patients can achieve anything they put their minds too during this upcoming year—and beyond! Best wishes for 2023.