Stepping into a new year! Stepping into a new DECADE. We want to help you accomplish your goals in 2020, by selecting a few of our BEST top 10 tips! Whether you’re humming to the tune of a New Year New You! or not, setting goals at any point (not just in January but all year round) can be a healthy step towards whatever you want to achieve.
Knowing that accomplishing goals after the first couple of days is easier said than done, I put together our best tips and tricks for actually doing what you want to do.
Here’s to putting our best foot forward, and making 2020 the best year yet! Keep scrolling to read our top 10 tips to accomplishing our 2020 goals!
TOP 10 TIPS TO ACCOMPLISH YOUR 2020 GOALS!
1. SET ASIDE TIME!
If the goal is to start working out or to have more time for fitness activities, set specific appointment times in your calendar or on your phone to force yourself to stick on schedule as if it was any other type of appointment!
2. USE TECHNOLOGY!
There are many ways to increase activity and better your mental health without devoting too much time. For example, changing your diet and using tracking apps (such as MyFitnessPal) can help assure adequate nutrition and calories each day. If you have a fitbit apple watch or heart rate variability app, this is a good place to start.
Make small adjustments to start, such as increasing your daily walking pattern by 10%. Let your body accommodate the increase in activity before starting a workout regimen.
3. GET ENOUGH SLEEP!
Our energy is generally low after a full day of work. Going to bed earlier can allow us to be more productive in the morning. Most healthy adults need between 7 to 9 hours of sleep per night to function at their best. During sleep. Your body is working to support healthy brain functions and maintain your physical health.
- CHALLENGE YOUR GROWTH!
Train yourself with a specific goal you aim to hit. Even if it’s just a “30 days of eating vegetables challenge” at the gym or a CrossFit competition. Challenging yourself like this helps to keep you motivated and perform well while working out or eating healthy.
5. STICK TO YOUR GOALS FOR AT LEAST 3 WEEKS!
Most failures when it comes to health goals, come from simply failing to create a routine. The best way to stick with whatever new habit you want to build into your daily routine is to challenge yourself to do it for a set number of days in a row. 21 days is a good time frame to start with!
Create a chart/checklist or mini-reward system to keep you on track and hold yourself accountable.
- BE ACCOUNTABLE!
It’s always helpful to mark on the calendar if you have done a work out or plan the week with 1-2 days of exercise. Start small until it becomes more of a habit/lifestyle change. And don’t be discouraged if you mess up or don’t do a work out, just start back and make yourself more accountable.
7. MINDSET IS EVERYTHING!
Things to remind yourself of constantly:
“It’s better to hit your nutrition 90-80% than 100%. Being 100% on point with nutrition isn’t perfect, it’s prison.” -Jordan Syatt.
At these percentages you can enjoy yourself every once in a while and still make progress! Those 10-20% are NOT failure, but part of the process of consistency.
– Embrace /Recognize the suck!! Getting started is always the hardest part, but once you’re into it and seeing results it’s so much better. Reminding myself this part is actually short in comparison and how good I’ll feels in 2-3 days!
– Have “healthy” personal bribes: When you don’t feel as motivated as you should to workout or eat healthy you can “bribe” yourself. They seem little and mundane at times, but it works!
– Most importantly; Health is a lifestyle and cannot be turned on and off. Find the parts that are easy or fun for you and start with those, and the rest comes more naturally over time.
8. DON’T FEAR FAILURE!
Appreciate the fact that humans are not supposed to be perfect. If you falter and lose your way, that is not reason enough to throw in the towel. It is easy to see a momentary loss of focus as a reason to give up on a health or personal goal, but we need to use these lapses as an opportunity to identify our tendencies. This allows us to recognize at risk situations and better plan for and overcome these adversities in the future.
9. MOVE FORWARD – STEP BY STEP!
Set small, reachable goals first! If you want to get more active, start with 15-20 min 3 days/week and progress from there. If you want to eat more veggies, try to get 1-2 servings/day and then slowly add. Also, find a type of exercise/activity you enjoy! It is way easier to stick to something you enjoy doing rather than trying to stick with stuff you know you don’t like.
10. REDUCE STRESS WITH SELF CARE!
Designate a specific time during the week that will be dedicated to self care. Use this time to catch up on things that may be missing from your personal routine and to meditate or read materials that encourage personal growth. Having something to look forward to every week can help to reduce stress!
2020: YOUR BEST YEAR YET!
Which tip or trick was your favorite from our top 10 tips to crush your 2020 goals? Which one will you implement to make 2020 your best year yet? Comment below, we’d love to hear your feedback OR what goals you want to accomplish in 2020!
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