Have you ever noticed how some health and lifestyle goals make you feel like you’re at the mercy of outside forces (side effects of some medications, the scale, or how your clothes fit)?
… while other goals put you firmly in the driver’s seat?
I don’t know about you, but I like to be in charge of my goals (health, lifestyle, career, etc.) and whether or not I achieve them.
And It looks like this . . .
There Is No Directly CONTROL Of The End Result
Let’s walk through an example . . .
You can’t actually control “losing 20 pounds” … even if you wanted to.
But what you CAN control is the actions you need to take to make it happen – like adjusting your nutrition and changing and modifying your workouts (among other things).
So the take home message is:
Creating ACTION-based goals are not only great for your confidence and building momentum, but they will also give you hyper-clear benchmarks for success on your health and wellness journey!
Basically, if you just DO what you set out to do, you win.
As a side effect, they also help you reach any aesthetic goals you might have for yourself. (Like feeling healthier, helping with the side effect of weight gain from some medications, and having more energy for your day!)
Setting ACTION-Based Goals
Some examples of action-based goals are . . .
- Reducing the amount of processed foods by 50% (this month)
- Eating balanced, healthy, portion-controlled meals for 90% of your meals
- Getting in at least 12 to 15 minutes of quality, exercise-based activities most days of the week (most days is minimum of 3)
- Sleeping 7-8 hours a night
- Drinking 8-10 glasses of water a day
To make it fun, you can motivate yourself with rewards along the way – like a new book, getting a massage, taking a day trip, getting a new activity tracker, etc.
This works – and builds confidence – because you have control over your ACTIONS and can see (and feel) a direct result from what you do.
The more you take intentional action, the better you feel … and that’s a win-win!
Your Results . . .
Take a look at one of the goals you have set for yourself.
Can you turn that into a tangible action-based goal to help you get closer to reaching it?
Write it down and get it in your calendar 🙂
Make your day an amazing day!
CEO & Chief Medical Exercise Specialist @ the Other Pain Clinic Inc
P.S. . . . And if you’re up for taking it to the next level and want some accountability – hit REPLY now and let me know ONE action-based goal you’re committing to this week!