Setting the right goals for you is critical to achieving success in any area of your life – fitness, wellness, work, relationships.
So, how can we do this? Here are some suggestions from our favourite wellness sister duo who work with individuals and companies to empower people to achieve their health and wellness goals. Follow them on Instagram: @thewellnowco
Self-exploration is fundamental to setting goals and achieving a successful outcome. Consider every aspect of your life from health, career, finances, relationships and social or fun time! Is there an area that stands out to you as needing some attention? If so, focus here first.
How would you like to be living so that you are really thriving, rather than just surviving? Take time to really think about this and etch that vision into your mind. Now look at what your life is like today compared to the vision you have set. Once you’ve identified the areas to focus on, you can start setting small, achievable goals that are going to help move you from where you are today to where you want to be.
How many people decide on January 1st that they are ‘going to get fit this year!’? This is a well-intended goal for many people but it’s too broad and without structure, making it easy to fob off or push out to ‘next week’. So if we took the goal of ‘getting fit this year’ and put it through the S.M.A.R.T (Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Realistic and Time Bound) test it might change to ‘I’m going to run 5km every Monday and Thursday evening and partake in a 10km race in June this year.’
It’s also important to be true to yourself when setting goals and make sure that whatever you are setting out to do is personal to you and is in line with your values. Don’t look to social media and set goals you think you should be doing, do what you want to be doing for you.
SUPPORT & ACCOUNTABILITY
Making change is hard, even if you know it’s leading to a positive outcome. Going for a run in the evening can be very difficult in the winter months, after a long day at work, refereeing kids at bath time and Netflix calling, but if you have someone to run with, you’re much more likely to succeed.
The WellNowCo work with individuals and organisations. One-to-one coaching to Corporate Wellness Strategies. Lunch & learn style group talks and online wellness programmes. Whatever your wellness needs, they can help.