The first quarter of the year is already coming to an end, and it’s time to ask ourselves: how are our New Year’s resolutions going? If you’ve managed to keep up with your goals, congratulations! But if you’ve fallen off track or haven’t made any progress at all, don’t worry, you’re not alone.
Setting goals is a common practice that many people do at the start of a new year. Whether it’s losing weight, learning a new skill, or making better financial decisions, the start of a new year provides a fresh start and a chance to make positive changes in our lives. However, as the year progresses, it’s common for our motivation to wane, and we find ourselves slipping back into our old habits.
If you’re feeling like your New Year’s resolutions have fallen by the wayside, it may be time to reset or re-evaluate your goals. To help you with this, we spoke to Zoe McFarlane, a health and wellness expert, for some simple advice on goal setting.
It’s time to reflect on our progress with our new year’s resolutions. How are we doing? Have we achieved what we set out to do, or do we need to reset and re-evaluate our goals? In this blog post, we speak to Zoe McFarlane, a life coach and goal-setting expert.
The Importance of Goal Setting
Goal setting is an important aspect of personal and professional development. It gives us direction and purpose and helps us focus our energy and resources on the things that matter most to us. Goals help us measure our progress, celebrate our achievements, and make necessary adjustments along the way. Without goals, we can easily lose sight of what we want to achieve, become demotivated, and feel like we’re not making any progress.
Why Resolutions Fail
New Year’s resolutions are a common way for people to set goals at the start of the year. However, they often fail for a number of reasons. Firstly, resolutions are often too vague and unrealistic. For example, “I want to lose weight” is not a specific goal, and it’s hard to measure progress without a clear target. Secondly, resolutions often lack a plan of action. It’s not enough to say you want to achieve something; you need to have a plan of how you’re going to do it. Thirdly, resolutions often lack accountability. Without someone to hold us accountable, it’s easy to let our goals slip.
How to Reset Your Goals
If you’re struggling with your new year’s resolutions, don’t worry; it’s not too late to reset and re-evaluate your goals. Here are some simple steps to follow:
1.Reflect on your progress so far
The first step is to reflect on your progress so far. What have you achieved? What have you struggled with? What have you learned? Reflecting on your progress can help you identify areas where you need to improve and areas where you’re doing well.
2.Re-evaluate your goals
Once you’ve reflected on your progress, it’s time to re-evaluate your goals. Are they still relevant and important to you? Are they achievable? Do you need to make any adjustments? Be honest with yourself and don’t be afraid to make changes.
3. Make your goals SMART
SMART stands for Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Relevant, and Time-bound. When setting goals, make sure they meet these criteria. For example, instead of saying “I want to lose weight,” say “I want to lose 10 pounds in the next three months by exercising three times a week and eating a balanced diet.”
4. Create a plan of action
Once you’ve set your SMART goals, it’s time to create a plan of action. This should include specific steps you’ll take to achieve your goals, such as joining a gym, meal planning, or hiring a personal trainer. Having a plan of action can help you stay focused and motivated.
5. Get support
Finally, get support. This can be from a friend, family member, or professional. Having someone to hold you accountable and provide encouragement can make a big difference in achieving your goals.
Why A Visit Eden Health Retreat should be on your goals/part of your goals
If you’re struggling to reset your goals, a visit to Eden Health Retreat could be just what you need. Eden offers a range of programs and services designed to help you reset, recharge, and reconnect with yourself. The retreat is nestled in the lush hinterland of the Gold Coast, providing a peaceful and tranquil environment to reflect and recharge.