By: La’Kayla Bias, nutraMetrix Program Coordinator
As we approach the end of the year, many of us are beginning to write down our goals for the new year. This time of the year can be so chaotic with meeting deadlines and preparing those signature dishes for the holidays, and setting goals is probably the last thing on our minds.
The phrase “New year, new me”, may encourage us to create unrealistic goals in impractical time frames. Goal is defined as the object of the persons ambition or effect, an aim or desired result. (1) A few common goals that people aim for may be, losing weight, changing jobs, and getting better sleep. If your goals are to lose weight or support your immune health, nutraMetrix has an array of products that can assist you with these goals. For instance, our nutraMetrix Isotonix Immune product, is designed to support your innate immune cells, promoting engagement of the natural immune response, and helping you stay vital and energetic. And the nutraMetrix TLS® Select Weight Loss Program can help you where diets may fail. Taking care of ourselves is vital with the weather constantly changing, so it should be a goal to take care of yourself throughout every season.
Writing down your goals is a great way to plan for the new year ahead. Goals were designed to keep you focused and motivated for your future. According to the University of Scranton, about 92% of people who set goals for the new year do not achieve them. (2) Why? There could be various reasons, but the main reason is not being consistent with your goals. Research also suggests that, setting your goals and staying consistent will lead to better outcomes.
While setting goals it is important to remember ideal time frames of each goal. Some realistic targets for your goal deadlines could be short-, mid- and long-term goals. These time frames help build your self-esteem and motivate you to accomplish them. Short-term goals are usually two to three weeks, mid-term goals are four to six weeks and long-term goals range from 10 months to a whole year. (3) Remember all things are possible and if you implement a plan on how to execute these goals, keep a consistent routine and apply the confidence to accomplish your goals, you will succeed and most importantly be proud of yourself!
Here are some ways you can commit to accomplish your goals in the new year (4):
- Get better sleep, which will help with focus and overall well-being
- Focus on your immune health to keep you in tip-top condition
- Declutter and get rid of any impediments
- Eat healthier meals to help keep you energized and ready for action
- Change environments for new vision and clarity of possible
- Let go of anything hindering your growth
- Build confidence and self-esteem through self-help books and videos
- Spend more quality time with loved ones
* These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.