Setting New Year’s Goals

…Is super fun and motivating when you first do it, when you are caught in that intoxicating New Year’s rush, new love or new ambition.

Often, after a while it can become a bit of a grind and you can forget why you started. So find your why. Find that most salient reason that you are doing it for. Remember too that picking a goal is like picking a partner. Pick one that excites, motivates and inspires you, something you feel deserves your time and effort.

Write it down, share with a close loved one and repeat the affirmation, come back to it as often as you need to. Goals amount to a long game, your end game so choose sustainable over unendurable.

Break It Down

Example: “I want to get stronger”
This is what you want to acheive

Example: back squatting your body weight
Something specific that is indicative of what you are achieving.

Example:Strength training 3 days a week 45minutes/session with balance and attention to  leg specific exercises.
These are the details, the day to day & month-month of how you will get to where you want to be.

Helpful Tips

Determine if your goals are worth it: example; Getting up 10 minutes early to meditate or do some core exercises vs joining a specialised handstand gym that may add a 40 minute commute to your workout. The goal should ultimately give more than the process takes.

Recognise the  potential barriers: and then jump on these early. You know you lack motivation at the end of the day? Plan your workouts for the morning. Do you know you get snack attack cravings around 8pmish? Plan ahead self massage, a cup of tea or a healthy dessert option ahead of time.

Self Reflect: by regularly checking in with yourself and how you are tracking you can head start potential improvements to your process to help your self stay on track. How did that workout make you feel? Do you find you have enough energy throughout the day if you are in a calorific deficit?

“It’s the repetition of affirmations that leads to belief. And once that belief becomes a deep conviction, things begin to happen.”

Muhammad Ali

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