Goal Setting can be an important action in ensuring health and wellness. Setting goals both large and small can provide direction and focus and promote healthy habits to provide positive outcomes. Here are five goals that the Women’s Wellness Program focuses on to encourage healthy change:
- Healthy weight and waist circumference.
- Physical activity.
- Reducing unhealthy habits.
- Healthy eating.
- Reducing stress.
Setting small goals within each area gives a starting point. Goal setting should start with goals that are not easy but not impossible. Starting with smaller goals allows you to put in the effort to do something and be able to maintain it. This can include reducing consumption of certain foods/alcohol/smoking daily or increasing physical activity per week. This can also lead into taking time in your day to attempt to reduce stress levels. From here goals can be increased and placed in more specific areas of weight goals, physical activity goals, and beating unhealthy habit (smoking/alcohol/caffeine) goals. Each of these is an important part of maintaining a healthy lifestyle and increasing overall wellness.