Setting Health Goals
by Dr. Jason Plotsky
So how do you set health goals? What do you want your future health to look like? Are your habits and behaviors consistent with that? If they are, great. If they are not, there is an incongruency and change needs to occur. So start with the big picture and make some categories for yourself (exercise, diet, etc.). Then you need to get specific. Goals are similar to a map: the more clear and concise they are, the faster you will get to your destination.
Our bodies were designed to move. How much are you moving yours? How many times would you like to exercise per week? What types of things are well suited for you? You may need to do some research. What times and locations are the classes and events occurring? Then these events need to be SCHEDULED into your day timer. Remember this: if you do not have time for illness, you better make time for wellness.
Is your life balanced? How are you managing stress? Are you taking care of issues or letting them build until they bust? What or who are you tolerating in your life? Make a list of five things you are tolerating and set a date to have them resolved. Tolerations are often an energy drainer. Make a point to resolve these issues. How are your communication skills? Isn’t it interesting that we have TWO ears and ONE mouth.
What aches and pains are you putting up with? I always find it remarkable how long people will put up with problems in their bodies. Remember pain is a warning signal not to be ignored. Are you masking pain or getting to the root cause of the problem? Are you aware that MILLIONS of people in North America choose chiropractic care for their health concerns? Try something new, for something old.
So what do you want your future health to look like? Write it down in detail and paint a very clear picture. When are you going to accomplish this? What steps do you have to take to achieve your goal? What is the benefit to reaching this goal? The mind is target oriented; once you have your goals written, have them in a place to review weekly. This will keep you on pace. Do these things and watch your health improve over the next year!
|Dr. Jason Plotsky