Setting Attainable Goals for 2022

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Setting Attainable Goals for 2022

As 2022 rolls in, the universe wipes our slates clean and we can ready ourselves for what’s ahead. Here are some handy suggestions for setting attainable goals for a healthier you.

    • Better Fitness
      Experts suggest setting actionable, realistic and relevant goals. Choose a workout you enjoy and don’t hesitate to change it up if you get bored.


    • Losing Weight
      Healthy weight loss should occur at a rate of one to two pounds per week. Start small, add a serving of fruit and vegetables to each meal and incorporate physical activity into your daily routine. Don’t focus solely on the numbers on your scale. Some research indicates a two-weeks-on, two-weeks-off approach to dieting results in more weight loss and makes it easier to stick with a plan.


    • Saving Money
      For most, saving money can be a challenge and also a slow process. Financial gurus recommend squirreling away about 20% of your income each month. Sticking to a budget sounds boring, but it makes it easier to track spending which may help to put more into your savings. Setting specific goals for finances can be a motivational tool. Celebrate your success along the way.


    • A Better Diet
      Eating healthier is a lifestyle change and it doesn’t happen overnight. You can make adjustments to the way you look at food and adjust your daily eating schedule and menus. A good place to start is eating home-cooked meals. Add foods rich in omega-3 fatty acids like salmon and peanut butter.


    • Work/Life Balance
      In 2021, around 4 million Americans quit their jobs. Research shows people are re-evaluating their work/life balance. You can start by updating your skill sets. Make a list of three things that inspire you, and connect possible careers that line up with your interests.


    • Making More Time for Family
      Making time for family improves happiness and satisfaction levels, which in turn reduces stress and anxiety. Find simple ways to increase time with family. Walks, games night and meals together are just a few ways to increase time with loved ones.


    • Find a New Hobby
      Discover new passions and interests in finding a hobby that is right for you. A hobby can change a person’s life for better.


    • Renovate and Decorate
      A new coat of paint works wonders to improve the look and feel of your home. Simple home repairs such as leaky faucets, changing weather stripping on exterior doors. Tackle small projects to begin with, then move onto larger projects.


    • Plan a Vacation
      When it feels safe to do so, plan a vacation. A vacation at least twice a year has been shown to lower heart attack risk in comparison to those who do so rarely.


    • Chill Out
      Relax in a hot bath with Epsom salts. It increases blood flow and flushes out lactic acid. It aids with muscle recovery better than a day of rest. It will help you fall asleep faster and have a better quality snooze.


    • Play Upbeat Music
      Happy tunes can do wonders, including reducing pain during exercise, elevating mood and lowers stress. Make a playlist that will raise your spirits.


    • Ease Stress with Kindness
      Kindness toward yourself that is! Practicing self-compassion slows the heart rate. Take some time each day to focus on something you love about yourself.


Take the opportunity this new year to work towards a healthier and happier you in 2022.