What are your goals for 2018? Are they fitness of financially focused? Or maybe they are related to family and spending more time with the ones you love. Deciding which one is the easy part. The hard part is sticking to how you're going to get it done!
Sadly, only eight percent of people who make resolutions at the start of the year successfully meet their goals by the end of it.
Here are eight tips to keep you on track in 2018:
- Set short-term goals that contribute to a long-term result. Breaking resolutions down into smaller, more manageable chunks can be less daunting.
- Focus on the journey along the way, not the actual outcome. Want to lose a few pounds? Commit to eating better and working out more rather than just a number you want to see on the scale. Then you'll see the results!
- Schedule time to work on your goals. Assign time on your calendar for these efforts just as you would any important work or social obligations.
- Buddy up. Pick something you and a friend or family member can work on together so you're held accountable.
- Put your goals on paper. Seeing your goals visually in a regular spot like your bathroom mirror or computer screen will help you stay more committed.
- Track your goals. There are numerous helpful tools to help track fitness, financial, and other goals online, on your phone, or in a good old-fashioned paper journal, if that's what motivates you.
- Celebrate along the way. Reward yourself for doing a good job. A little positive reinforcement can go a long way.
- Reassess as needed. If you find you are struggling to meet your goals, take a step back and adjust your expectations. It doesn't mean that you are giving up, maybe you just need to change course.
If Texas Orthopedics can help you with any of your health or sports rehabilitations goals in 2018, please contact us for an appointment. We're with you. Happy New Year!
(Adapted from The Huffington Post)