The question might not be what goals you want to set, the question is often how do I set them?
For many, January 1 marks the beginning of a do-over, a fresh slate to start again, set some goals and reinvent ourselves. When March rolls around, though, do you find yourself having a conversation with your keen January self and realize you’ve kicked your goals to the curb? Don’t worry, you are not alone. Many of us are having the exact same conversation with ourselves.
Setting wellness goals for yourself comes with a lot of pressure. I mean, just eating a balanced meal is hard enough sometimes. Now, we put pressure on ourselves to set big goals and then we stand there like a little fish in a big sea, not knowing how to get to our destination.
So, why bother setting goals? There is something to be said about being satisfied with your achievements, being proud of yourself for accomplishing something you intentionally set out to do, and empowering yourself to manifest your dreams. Your goals are only for you and only you have to answer to them. I think of goal setting like a contract between yourself and the universe, meant to be challenging, yet gentle.
So, no pressure needed, you set the rules. There is a way to narrow in on your wellness goals so you, and only you, can handle them. There is a way to determine what the word, “wellness”, means to you, and then break apart that word into tiny, attainable steps so that little fish in you can blast through that big sea, straight to your destination.
Get clear on it, get big on it, and learn how to set goals with intention so that conversation you will be having with yourself in March is a celebration!