In order to obtain your health goals, declare them! Whether it’s to eat less, drink more water, or get more exercise, you have both big and small ideas on how you can improve your health. Here’s how to start declaring your goals so you can start accomplishing them.
Step 1: Evaluate What You’ve Accomplished So Far
It’s important to give yourself credit for where you are now. Whether last year was smooth sailing or a year you’d much rather forget ever happened, you experienced it and you grew in some way. So look for those successes and give yourself time to appreciate them.
Take a minute to write down 5 things you have accomplished.
Step 2: Think About What You Want to Accomplish From This Point Forward
This is the time to re-energize yourself. Re-evaluate what things you truly love about your life and what things that are distracting you or moving you toward a more negative path. Spend conscious time thinking about where you are in your life and what you want to do. The result might be an end goal or it might be a step toward an even bigger accomplishment years down the road. The critical thing is to decide what is really important to you.
What do you love? Write down the first 3 things that you think of.
Write down 2 things are getting in the way of accomplishing those 3 things you love.
What do you want to accomplish from the list of things you love? What new things do you want to accomplish? Think about the outcome you want – maybe it’s satisfaction, happiness, success or fulfillment.
Write down what you want to accomplish: TODAY; THIS WEEK; THIS MONTH; in 3 MONTHS
Continue to look back at this and re-evaluate.
Step 3: Declare It!
Look at all the things that you want to accomplish. Look at all the things that are important to you. Now… declare it. Acknowledge it. Say it out loud and tell other people: this is in me, it’s important to me and I am going to do it.
You need to start identifying things you love and continue to think about those things. Not once or twice, give yourself time to build that list and come back to this thinking often.
Continue expanding that “love” list and start crossing off things on the “distracting” list. All you have to do now is START. Ready set…go!