How to set goals and achieve them
04 January 2022
January. A time for New Year’s resolutions and new beginnings, a time to put aside old ways and start something better. Do we always stick to our guns? Not always, but let’s keep it simple this year.
A lot of us have a renewed appreciation for our health; we’ve been reminded that we are nothing without our health. So, we need to do everything we can to make sure we don’t lose it. As we come to the end of the year, it’s a good idea to reflect and think about what you want to achieve in the next year.
Why is goal setting important?
It helps you have a long-term vision of where you want your life to be. That way, you can focus on organising your time and resources to get the most out of your life.
How to set goals and achieve them
When we make New Year’s resolutions, most of the time we just say it in passing, but don’t actually take the time to sit down and think about how we are going to get there. It’s much easier to work backwards. List your goals and resolutions, and then start to understand what you need to do to reach this. Don’t be vague about it, make sure to go into detail.
You should always make sure that they’re SMART goals (specific, measurable, achievable, realistic, and time-bound). If you say “I’m going to take better care of my health this year”, it’s unlikely that you’ll actually act upon it. Instead, if you break it up into achievable progress goals and what steps you need to take, you are much more likely to achieve it.
- Lose a stone and a half
- Start to eat more healthily
- Hit my 10,000 step goal everyday
- Workout at least four times a week
- Drink more water
- Start to make time for myself to relax in the evenings
- Start to go to chiropractic care
By setting progress goals on the way to your main goal, it will help you to keep your New Year’s resolutions. It also gives you a way to measure your success too. That way, when you come to reflect on whether you achieved your goals, you will always know.
When we have our health, we can do whatever we want to. The second we have aches, pains, or even niggles, we have to start making adjustments in our lives to make room for the pain. If you don’t make time for your health, you will be forced to make time for your sickness.
Chiropractic care and your health
Chiropractic care is a great way to be proactive about your health. When we come into contact with stressors on a daily basis, our bodies are great at adapting so that it doesn’t cause much, if any, damage. If our bodies are constantly hit by stressor after stressor, then it struggles to cope and adapt.
This builds up in your nervous system and starts to interfere with different processes, like healing, and that’s when the pain will start. Your spinal cord is a part of your nervous system, with your spine protecting it. Your spine has nerve roots along its length to send different signals to and from different parts of your body.
Chiropractors are trained to look for subluxations (interference) in the spine so that they can reduce them through adjustments. Adjustments are where a Chiropractor uses their hands to apply a controlled force to a specific joint in the spine. This force helps to mobilise the joints and reduce tension.
The goal of chiropractic care is to help your body to start healing itself better. That’s why Chiropractors aim to reduce, or remove, any interference from the spine. This means the signals sent from your brain to your body, and back the other way, are interpreted more clearly so your body can start the necessary steps that are needed to heal.
Even if you don’t have any pain, your body is still trying to deal with the environment around you. That can be difficult. By having regular chiropractic care before you have pain, or continuing once you’re out of pain, you are supporting your body by helping it to remove the problem before it escalates into something worse.
Make the most out of the next year, and make 2022 the year you take control.
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