New Year’s Resolutions: 3 Ways To Stick To Your Goals

How many New Year’s Resolutions do you hope to stick to in 2023?

In 2022, the most popular resolutions were living healthier, personal improvement and happiness, and losing weight.

Many people see the New Year as an opportunity to assess what is and isn’t working in their lives, as well as an opportunity to examine their health, beliefs and values too. 

Often, we can put a lot of pressure on ourselves to make resolutions and even more pressure on ourselves to actually commit to achieving them.

Before you decide upon your New Year’s Resolution, it’s a good idea to ensure you’re fully ready to commit to the changes you’d like to make in your life, and also ensure that your goals are achievable for you. There’s nothing worse than feeling like you’ve let yourself down because you’ve been unable to reach your goal within the time frame you’ve set. Goal setting and achieving should be an exciting journey, and not one full of unnecessary pressure and stress.

If you’re planning on making better health and wellness choices during 2023, the strategies below will help you to keep yourself accountable along the way.

Put a plan in place

Take some time out to determine if your work schedule and personal responsibilities will allow you to plan time for yourself and your resolutions. Have you ever heard the saying A goal without a plan is nothing more than a wish?

Without a solid plan in place, that’s exactly all your goal will become. Writing a list of your goals and a detailed plan of how you’ll achieve each step will give you much more accountability and motivation. Don’t forget life can naturally get in the way of you achieving your goals, but with a plan in place, you’re far more likely to carry on with your hard work towards them.

Visit an Osteopath

If making better health and wellness choices are a top priority for you in 2023, you might want to consider bringing an osteopath on board to support your journey.

Osteopaths are experts in detecting, treating and preventing health problems through moving, stretching and manipulation techniques. If you’re getting back on track with exercise in the New Year after taking time off due to injury, pregnancy or any other reason, an osteopath can actually help you to heal faster, and can get you back to the level of exercise you were at before you needed to step away from it. 

An osteopath can also provide you with lifestyle advice and exercise techniques you can perform in the comfort of your own home. Having an expert like this supporting your health and wellness journey is a sure fire way to move closer to achieving the resolutions you put in place at the beginning of the year.

Seek support from loved ones

There’s only so much accountability you can hold for yourself when you’re working towards a goal. You’re only human and some days are going to feel tougher than others, you might find your motivation or energy tested on occasion which could make you lose sight of why you set your goal in the first place. Sharing your goal and journey with people you love and trust will give you an added sense of encouragement to keep you on track.

If you’ve set yourself a health or wellness New Year’s resolution that you think an osteopath could support you with, the Enfield Osteopathic team would love to hear from you. We will work together to get you in the best shape possible so you’re able to lead a pain-free and comfortable life, and so you’re able to reach your 2023 goals.

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