Did you, like thousands of others, make yourself a promise to start the new year by improving your health, fitness or wellness? And have you now come back to the routine of work only to find the inspiration to start a new routine has already fizzled?
You are not alone! The good news is, there are ways to get on track and create new routines that will bring you good health. There are many paths, and here are just two we’ve found, which you can look at and decide if they might be the right path for you.
1. SMART Goals
A tried and tested method used in many disciplines is to set goals in business, health and more. Really dig down into your broad goal, and tighten it up. Make your goal Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Realistic and Time-Based. Just google SMART Goals and you’ll find plenty of reputable resources to get you started.
Instead of saying ‘i’m going to start a new fitness regime this year’, you can reframe it as a question ‘how might I get fitter this year?’ The idea here is that questions are more engaging, less intimidating and more shareable than statements. By posing a question, you can get creative (and your friends can too) on how you might solve your question! See more on Questolutions here
Common to both (and the many other methods out there), is that you need to ink it! Set aside some time, grab a piece of paper (or a journal) and write it all down. Whether you choose to go it alone, ask a friend to help (they can be very objective and helpful) or engage the services of a professional – it’s entirely up to you. There are plenty of online resources at your fingertips! What we do know, is that if you’re serious about changing things up and making positive steps towards a healthier lifestyle with better work/life balance, it certainly helps to have a plan!
Here’s to a healthy and happy 2017!
UC RecCentre Team