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3 Mistakes to Avoid When Making Health Goals

By Sara Butler

Everyone needs something to work toward. Whether it's a vacation to a place on your bucket list or something as simple as getting more protein in your diet. Improving your health and wellness is something you should always have some sort of goal to work toward. Goals don't have to be something that hangs over your head. In fact, making goals can be easy and fun, not something to dread -- as long as you avoid these three goal-making mistakes!

Get Specific

Probably one of the biggest mistakes people make when setting goals is making them far too broad. If you want to set a goal that is attainable, then you must be specific. Your goals must be something you can do in a certain amount of time, are realistic and measurable, and help you focus on where specifically you want to go.

For example, if you want to eat in a healthier way, then you need to make your focus on a specific meal you want to make healthier. How can you measure the health of the meal? Will you have to take more time to prep the ingredients? Can you achieve this goal in a certain amount of time? Taking this approach will help you actually make small changes that lead up to a change in your lifestyle.

Positivity Rules!

How you word your goal is crucial. Stay away from negative language such as "stop cheating on my diet." Instead, use words that add positivity to your goal such as "Improve my diet choices." If you are constantly putting yourself under negative scrutiny, then it'll ultimately discourage real change instead of encouraging it.

Focus on the things you want to happen instead of what you do wrong and see where it takes you!

Track Your Progress

How can you celebrate your goals if you don't track them? If you set a goal to exercise four days a week, get a calendar to mark off the days of the week you've exercised. Doing things such as this allows you to see your successes in black and white right in front of you to help inspire you to keep going.

Improving your quality of life along with your health is always an important goal. If you need help, the chiropractors at The Joint Chiropractic are always here to lend a hand!

To learn more about your health, wellness, and fitness, see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic in Gahanna, Ohio.

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