Goals - how to go about achieving them

Goals - how to go about achieving them

When setting a new goal it’s important to not be too vague with what it is. Yes a goal of just wanting to be ‘healthier’ is a goal - but it’s too broad, you want to go a little deeper and be more specific. Why do you want to be healthier? What is exactly do you mean by healthier? This will help establish the best course of action for achieving the goal when you think about the “why” and “what” you are doing it for.

Once you have decided on your goal putting the goal down in writing is a vital step of the process. When it’s not written down it’s just a dream or a wish.

Next you want to make sure that the goal is measurable - for example if it’s body fat loss - what is your starting point? how much body fat would you like to loose?

When do you want to achieve this goal? Setting a timeline is an important part of the planning process. For example in 12weeks I want to have lost 2.5kgs of body fat. Make sure that this goal is achievable! If you set something to unrealistic you won’t achieve it and it might put you off setting new goals in the future.

The final step is setting the behaviour goals - this is what you will be doing/changing to achieve your goal. This could be something like - ‘I’m going to go for a 30minute jog 3 x week before work’ or ‘I’m going to cut out my afternoon packet of crisps and chocolate’ Again writing this down is important. A clear plan of action for how you are going to achieve your goal will help you be more likely to reach it.

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