Happy New Year! I know its February, but I’m just going to be honest with you. My new year started in February this year and I’m not mad about it. Let’s talk about goals
Oh yeah, #Goals.
I’ve thought a lot about this although this year is a little different than most years- I usually have my goals at least thought about before the beginning of the year- but unfortunately this year I was a little stuck. When I asked myself what it was I wanted to accomplish I went blank. Like literally my mind was like a blank slate.
So I decided to start small, maybe I need to just look at how I can set goals around my health. As we know if we don’t have health we don’t have anything, right?
The question that came up was: How do you define wellness?
I think a lot of us can agree that it is a connection of mind body and soul. If that’s true what areas of your life can you work on to achieve an optimum goal of mind body and soul
- Diet/ Exercise
- Emotional Wellbeing
- Cognitive Wellbeing
- Work-life balance
Now that you have that how can we make sure that we are accomplishing this goal?
I think we have all heard of SMART goals and while I agree with that system, there is also the PAUSE system:
- Plan your strategy – let’s make a plan plan
- Account for change – don’t be afraid to go back to the drawing board
- Understand your barriers – who, what, when, where
- Slow your pace – it’s a marathon, not a race
- Exercise your options – there’s more than one way to get home
Dealing with this illness I’ve learned to be agile, so I like that this system makes you think way outside the box, and I love the last bullet. “Exercise your options”. Basically, there’s more than one way to get there, and if someone tells you differently tell them to kick rocks.
I encourage you to think about the different areas of your life and if you haven’t already make a goal on how to optimize one or all areas of it. Let’s make 2019 the best health year yet!
Whatever your goals are this year, if they are as big as biking the MS150 or as small as making sure your health team is connected- which is a feat in itself- just remember there’s no right way to reach your goal, its a marathon not a race. Breathe!
Happy 2019! Let’s crush it!