HOW TO REACH YOUR GOALS THIS YEAR
January 22, 2018
The Superfit Foods team has spent countless hours and many sleepless nights doing the research on the most common New Year’s resolutions people make. According to the internet, these are the top 10 most common New Year’s resolutions. And according to us – how you actually accomplish them:
1) Lose Weight and Get Fit
The reason 90%+ people don’t reach this goal is because it’s too vague. This year, set measurable and attainable fitness goals that you can track on a weekly or monthly basis. Instead of “lose weight”, try losing 2lbs a week. Instead of “get fit”, try clocking 3 hours a week of strength training.
2) Quit Smoking
If you’ve tried this and failed already, come at it with a new approach. For some people, cold turkey works. Others not so much. If that’s you, then try tapering off. For example: Promise yourself and your loved ones (accountability matters!) that you’ll smoke 4 less cigarettes a day each week. Assuming you smoke a pack a day, after 5 weeks of smoking 4 less cigs per day, you’ll be tobacco free!
3) Learn Something New
Once again, this is just too vague. What do you want to learn? Instead of “the piano”, tell yourself you are going to learn how to play “The Scientist” by Coldplay. Once you get that down, you’re onto the next one. Apply this to anything!
4) Eat Healthier and Diet
Refer back to #1 and #3. Way too vague. Most people set these kinds of goals so they don’t have to be held accountable, but good thing you’re not most people! For this one, take an inventory of your regular intake. What is a normal day like for you? How many times per week do you eat out or eat fast food? Whatever that is, cut it by 50% and start there. Every few weeks, cut another bad eating habit.
5) Get Out of Debt and Save Money
Time to get out the pen and paper. Write down all your debt (at least the debt you aim to get out of within the year AKA not your mortgage or car, etc.), your monthly bills and your monthly income. Create a realistic budget based off that information, and don’t get upset if it doesn’t look like it’ll all be gone this year. Things like this usually take longer than people expect, but at least now you’ve got the right road map to your destination.
6) Spend More Time with Family
Just like #5, we are going to sit down and create a “Time Budget”. This way you don’t overcommit and under deliver. There’s 168 hours in the week. Subtract all of your non-negotiables (like work, school, etc.) as well as your reoccurring hobbies or commitments, and you’ll be able to take inventory of the time you’ve got left for family. For more help with this, visit the “Productivity Hacks” blog on www.e3biz.com.
7) Travel to New Places
Define whatever “new places” means to you. Is it 10 new cities in a year? Write it down and plan it. Is it 1 new country? Do the same. Just don’t plan to visit 5 new countries if you’ve only got one vacation! After that, take advantage of your weekends!
8) Be Less Stressed
If you’ve done steps 1 – 7, then you should already be less stressed! Additionally, two things are proven to drastically reduce stress levels for most people: more sleep and daytime meditation.
Google “local volunteer opportunities” and take your pick! Whether it’s serving at your local church, or afterschool programs with kids, there are more than enough things to do in the community.
10) Drink Less
How much are you drinking weekly right now? Write it down. Now make a commitment to DO LESS of that! Your future self will love you for it and trust me, your drinking buddies will still love you. As always, our team is here to help, so let us know if there’s anything we can do to help you reach your goals.