Five ways to hit your 2019 goals
Posted 11th Jan 2019
It’s officially 2019 and ringing in the New Year usually means setting some ‘new year, new me’ resolutions. At UN1T, we’re all about setting goals that set you up for success, and we want these to help make you the best version of yourself. Whether that’s completing your first 10KM run, hitting a PB on your bench press, or something completely unrelated to fitness, these are UN1T’s top tips to setting impactful goals that you’re likely to achieve:
- Your goals don’t have to be far off ideas. If you’ve been hitting up your local park run or becoming more confident with weightlifting, setting a goal to help you keep progressing is a great motivator and gives you a goal to reach. Instead of committing to a marathon when you’ve never hit the pavement, set a goal of running a 5K, and then set another goal of decreasing your time. These will help keep you reaching milestones throughout the year and gives you something to celebrate and work on.
- Divvy up your goals into different categories, such as fitness, health, financial, relationships and work. By splitting your goals up, you can set up individual goals within each category and set up actions of how you’re going to achieve those. This also gives you a chance to see if your goals for the year are split up evenly across each area, and if they aren’t, take time to reflect on how you can have a more balanced set of goals.
- Make your goals SMART. The means Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Relevant and Time-bound. Usually used for management and in businesses, setting SMART objectives works just as well for your personal goals. It helps make your resolutions clear, gives you a target to reach, means you can’t have unattainable goals, is truly relevant to you, and is realistic.
- Come up with a plan. After you’ve set your goals, put together how you are going to achieve your goal, and if you start to lose sight of your resolution, how you will get back on track. Put dates in your diary to check back in with your goals, milestones you want to hit, and share your plan with someone close to you to help keep you accountable.
- Instead of setting up a list of 10 goals at the start of the year, choose one goal per month and put all your focus into that. It could be as simple as hitting the gym three times a week, drinking 2L of water a day, or taking time to go for a walk at lunch. They say it takes 21 days to change or make a habit, so focus on one goal and see how committed you are. If it doesn’t stick, move on to the next month with a new goal in sight.
We want to hear your New Year goals! If you have set some goals this year, fitness related or not, share them with us on Instagram by tagging @UN1T_London.
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