Let's Get S.M.A.R.T about setting goals

When the year ends, we're eager to set new life goals, but only 19% of people actually keep their resolutions, and MOST are completely abandoned by mid-January! I say that's unacceptable! Instead of giving up so easily, let’s add in some structure and create a path that allows you to achieve the goals you set. When setting your goals, you need to be realistic, start small, and be very clear. Many people fail to achieve their goals because they're too vague: "I will lose weight this year." OR too big: "I will go to the gym every day for one hour five times per week."

S.M.A.R.T. goals should be specific, measurable, attainable, relevant, and time-bound. (Check out the blog below) Remember, it needs to be YOUR goal. It must be something you desire and are ready to do, or you'll quickly decide it's not important enough for you to make it happen. Need more guidance? Call your Moxifit Coach at Magnolia Spa Wellness & Boutique. She has the tools necessary to help with your personal development needs throughout the year.

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Start Smarter in the New Year!

You seem like a pretty smart cookie. You are reading this blog, after all…So, what’s keeping you from accomplishing the badass goals you set for yourself every year?

Are they too grandiose? Too vague? Too expensive? Whatever the reason has been in the past, we’ve got a solution for you now!

Let’s break down how to make your goals SMARTER so you can have your most successful year yet. A SMART goal should be:

  • Specific: Every goal you set should include some essential details so you can hold yourself accountable. For example, making a resolution to work out in the new year is great, but that leaves a lot of room for interpretation. Trust us, your brain will try to find any loophole it can to avoid a challenge, so be firm with yourself from day one.

  • Measurable: Determine what success looks like for you. Would you be happy if you attended the gym once a week, or is it going to take 3-4 visits each week to help you meet your bigger wellness goals? Having a way to measure your progress, whether it’s in pounds lost, sweat sessions attended, or your daily intake of water will help you stay motivated as you watch the needle move closer to your end goal.

  • Attainable: Take time to reflect on what you feel you can give to your goal right now. If your life is CRAZY right now, it might not be the time to throw yourself a total curveball that will just stress you out more. Look at your daily habits, review your schedule and current obligations, and then prioritize what you’d like to accomplish. Biting off more than you can chew is only going to make you want to pull your hair out!

  • Relevant: Choose a goal with an outcome you desire, not just something you think you should do. Just because your bestie wants to have a six-pack by spring break doesn’t mean that’s what you should aspire to. Consider different types of wellness goals like improving self-esteem, increasing your energy, losing inches, or gaining muscle. Choose the goal that makes sense for you right now.

  • Time-based: If you have a long-term goal, be sure to build in benchmarks along your journey. This allows you the ability to reevaluate the total time needed based on your progress and any unforeseen circumstances that may have come up. If it becomes obvious that you’re going to crush your goal well before your self-imposed deadline, give yourself a stretch goal to keep you motivated!

  • If you’re looking for support in identifying or accomplishing your wellness goals, connect with a Moxifit clinic today. Our Moxifit Coaches are equipped with tools and resources to support you through your weight-loss journey from start to finish. Call u get paired with a Moxifit Coach today! Call us today and get on your way to a healthier, happier you!

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