Do you have wellness goals? How to set them and stick to them

What are wellness goals?

Wellness goals are targets to become an overall healthier, better you. They’re not only the numbers on a scale or steps on your Fitbit. Wellness goals can include having more energy, thinking more positively, or getting better quality sleep.

  1. Plan

Write down your ideal routines; don’t just think about them. Schedule that 30-minute walk, meditation slot, time for healthy meal preparation. You can be flexible but following your plan at least 70 – 80% of the time will help you build good habits.

  1. Sleep hygiene

Aspiring to achieve better quality sleep is essential for optimal health and wellness: it helps maintain energy levels and keeps you balanced and able to cope. Prepare for sleep around the same time every night. Create a dark, cool (a drop in temperature helps sleep), comfortable environment free of noise and light, and stop all electronics an hour before bed.

  1. Connection

Most important for health and happiness is meaningful relationships! An experiment by the London School of Economics monitored 50,000 people’s happiness levels over three years. They found that people were happiest with their friends, followed by their partners. So, make it a wellness goal to have more coffee dates with your friends– it’s good for you!

  1. Recharge

In our fast-paced, demanding world – it’s easy to forget to prioritise self-care. Relax and recharge in ways that work for you e.g. enjoy nature, watch that series, write a gratitude list, visualize yourself happy, calm, and well.

  1. Move!

Working out releases neurochemicals that can lift your mood, improve your focus, and reduce stress. Challenge yourself to sign up for a dance class, go solo on the treadmill, or play your favourite sport.

  1. Whole Food

The quality of the foods and supplements we put into our bodies matter. Too much sugar and chemicals can trigger negative reactions in our bodies and brain. Make it a goal to choose whole foods, rather than take-aways, packaged, or processed food for better brain power and energy.

Nearly every behaviour can impact our wellness, from the food we eat to the way we respond to stress. For help with your goals, contact LifeAssist, and get assistance from our fitness dietician.

Written by LifeAssist