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How to Set Achievable Goals

In-Shape | 28 Dec, 2023 | Wellness Tips & Trends | Return|

As we step into 2024, the prospect of setting and achieving new year resolutions takes center stage. Navigating the year ahead requires thoughtful intentionality, and the key to success lies in establishing achievable goals for lasting results. Remember, the path to success is a personal journey, and what works for one person may differ from another. Here’s some advice to get you started on the right track! 

 

Set Realistic Expectations

Focus on setting goals that are both realistic and measurable. For example, instead of saying you want to "get healthier”, set a goal to exercise two times per week or eat three servings of fruits and vegetables every day. These specific goals are easier to track and attain. Remember, consistency is key! 

 

Break Goals Down into Smaller Milestones 

Often, big goals can feel overwhelming. Make them more manageable by breaking them down into smaller milestones or sub-goals. This allows you to track progress, stay motivated, and provides a sense of achievement when milestones are reached.  

 

Set a Timeline 

Assign a target date or deadline for each goal. This helps create a sense of accountability and urgency, pushing you to take consistent action to achieve your objectives. However, if you have to adapt your goals to unpredictable changes in life, remember that it’s not a failure to modify or adjust; it's a sign of growth and flexibility! 

 

Consider Your Limitations  

While it's essential to challenge yourself, it's equally important to consider your limitations. Be honest with yourself about your time, resources, and abilities. Setting goals that are realistic within these parameters will increase your chances of success.  

 

Seek Support and Accountability 

Share your goals with trusted friends, family members, or a mentor who can support and hold you accountable. Working towards goals with others can provide encouragement and help you stay on track. If it is your thing, Studio Fitness classes are a great way to keep you accountable.  

  

Evaluate Your Progress  

Consider the factors that may influence your progress throughout the year. Are there any unforeseen obstacles or circumstances that may derail your plans? Recognize that life is filled with ups and downs. Goals can often not go as planned step by step, but you must look at the progress you make and keep going. Progress, big or small, is still progressing- give yourself credit for that!  

 

Embrace the process, celebrate achievements and keep moving forward – 2024 is your year of progress and success! We’ll be here to support you every step of the way.  

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