Our amazing friend and affiliate at Insite Mind; Alisa Illich has put together a 5 step plan to set new goals for the new year. At Naed Nutrition we encourage the clean slate the new year brings, which allows us to forgive and forget the bad habits we had in the year that has past, and create new and healthy habits for the year to come!
Step 1: Understand what feeling stuck looks like
We often feel frustrated, regretful and depressed about the past, but we need to feel excited and inspired by the future! The first step to becoming unstuck is to take a step in the right direction and create action, therefore moving forward.
Step 2: Identify where you would like to create a goal
Have a think about what goal you would like to set for the new year. There are many areas in our lives that we feel stuck particularly around nutrition:
- Weight loss
For each of the aspects you have connected with, do you feel stuck in the past or the future? Examples could be as simple as regretting that slice of cake you ate for dessert last night, or opting for a sleep in rather than getting up early for your morning run. Perhaps you are unstuck in future, not knowing how fulfil a desire to become healthier in the future.
Step 3: Alignment
Before we can take action to move forward in the areas we stuck in we must first align ourselves. This means we must get into the right head space and become inspired to make decisions and create actions. We can do this by:
What are you going to commit to in order to move your energy into the right space before moving onto the next step?
Step 4: Setting Goals
A useful way of creating powerful goals is through the use of the acronym SMARTIES..
S - Specific
M - Measurable
A - Achievable
R - Realistic
T - Time Bound
I - Inspirational
E - Emotional
S - Success
Create a goal for the areas you identified in step 2. Examples could be to increase your exercise, lose weight in the new year, feel healthier or improve your health.
Step 5: Create an action plan
What am I currently doing to achieve my goal?
What are the things I need to be doing to achieve my goal?
What are some of the challenges I may face?
How am I going to overcome these challenges?
What actions am I going to commit to, to achieve my goal?
For example, rather than planning to meet your friends and family for lunch or coffee, plan to meet for a walk, or have a picnic at the park.
If you plan to eat healthier, write a shopping list to avoid purchasing unwanted unhealthy items and avoid ordering take away.
If you have a weight loss goal for the new year contact Naed Nutrition to discuss how we can help you achieve the,.
If you require additional assistance in setting goals and shifting your mindset contact Insite Mind