If you’re like many YMCA members, you have goals you want to achieve in 2022. If your goal is to be healthier this year, you may want to improve your fitness, nutrition and learning habits. After all, learning new things is vital for your mental and cognitive health. To succeed with your resolutions, you’ll need to set strong goals. Here are some tips to help you set strong nutrition, learning and fitness goals in 2022.
When setting your goals, be clear, specific and personal. Set goals that are realistic for you. Choose goals that you want to achieve.
Every day, you are bombarded with images of what you think fitness should look like on social media platforms. But their routines and goals may not be right for you. So, what is it that you want to personally achieve?
When setting your goals, make sure that you are:
Take the SMART approach to setting your goals:
The SMART approach can be applied to any goal that you set. We used fitness to simplify the examples, but you can use this approach when setting goals for nutrition or learning new things.
There’s a good chance that you have multiple things you want to achieve this year. For example, if you have fitness, nutrition and learning goals for the year, you may feel overwhelmed if you try to do everything at once.
To succeed, try taking a gradual approach. Let’s say that you have goals of exercising three times per week, reading one book per month, and eating seven healthy meals per week.
That’s a lot to achieve at once. But you can take a more gradual approach by:
Over time, you’re gradually working on building and adding new healthy habits to reach your overall goal for the year.
To find your spark in 2022, set strong goals for fitness, nutrition and learning new things. These goals will help you feel better physically, emotionally and cognitively. Use these tips to set yourself up for success when creating your goals.