Another simple action for a healthier lifestyle.
Do This Now! Set a monthly goal.
Goal setting is the first, and most important, step to make positive changes. Be it in health, money, or life. I do it every month.
Since it’s the beginning of the month now is the perfect time to so set a goal for where you want to be when the calendar turns to September. Start with just one.
In goal setting there are four rules:
- Make it definable and action oriented. Think things like: “Run 2 miles”, “Do 50 pushups”, or “Eat out only once a week.” Not, “Eat better”, “Workout regularly”, or “Lose 5 pounds”
- Write it down. It won’t stick if you don’t put pen to paper, keystroke to document, or touchscreen type to magical app.
- Make it achieveable. Wanna start running? Push to complete a mile in under 10 minutes, not run a 10K. Incremental change is always more sticky.
- Do It Now! Not tomorrow. Not in a couple minutes. Not after Ellen. Now.