Let’s face it; any goals and resolutions we had for 2020 had gone out of the window by early March, as we quickly became less concerned with getting a new 10k PB and more worried about making the perfect banana bread.
But 2021 is a fresh start; the world may not be totally ‘normal’, but we know a little more about our own abilities to cope with a lockdown and what works for us.
A new year is always a good time to set new goals, and here we’re going to take a look at how you can do that in a realistic, achievable way.
How to Set Goals You’ll Actually Stick To
Always make sure that any goals you set are specific, realistic, achievable and have a ‘why’ behind them. Why do you want to lose 5lb? Why do you want a new personal best? Why do you want to do yoga every morning when you’ve never even attempted a downward dog before now? Remember the reason and keep it front of mind whenever you find yourself tempted to stray.
You might want to separate your goals into short-term ones and long-term ones; maybe you’d like to achieve something by March or in six months’ time. Or maybe you’d like to work towards where you see yourself 12 months from now.
With this in mind, here are five ideas for goals to go after in 2021:
1. Nourish Your Body Better
Instead of setting yourself the goal of losing weight or going on a particular diet, a more achievable goal can be to strive to nourish your body better.
Make sure you’re building your meals around nutritious fruits, vegetables and lean protein sources, and try to work in foods rich in a range of different vitamins.