Welcome to 2018! A new year is a chance for new goals or a fresh take on old ones. Setting a new goal doesn’t have to be tough. Here are 10 easily-obtainable, healthy goals to try in 2018. In fact, they’re so simple, you can do one each day. How’s that for a high success rate?
#1.) Plan a microadventure.
A microadventure is an adventure that is short, cheap and doesn’t require much planning. Examples include taking a nighttime hike, watching a sunset, camping in your yard or exploring a new town.
#2.) Don’t snack from the bag or box.
When snacking today, don’t eat straight from the bag or box. Measure your snacks in healthy portion sizes.
#3.) Clean your kitchen.
Believe it or not, a messy kitchen may derail your healthy eating plans by preventing you from cooking.
#4.) What’s an extra five minutes?
Add five extra minutes to your workout today.
#5.) Make a plan.
Plan your workouts for the rest of week. If you add them to your calendar, it’ll be easier to follow through since you have already set aside time in your schedule to exercise.
#6.) Get some down time before bed.
Turn off all electronics an hour before hitting the hay. That includes your TV!
#7.) Picture it to achieve it.
Print a photo of your next goal, such as a vacation you are saving for, and pin it to your fridge to keep you motivated.
#8.) Laugh about it.
Find something to laugh about with someone at work. We all know the health benefits of humor, but did you know it can enhance your work success, too?
#9.) Keep your eyes on your health!
For every 20 minutes you spend looking at a computer screen or TV screen, look at something 20 feet away for 20 seconds. This is called the 20-20-20 rule.
#10.) Most of us keep “to-do” lists, but it’s time to create a “to-don’t” list.
List things you won’t do as a way to stay focused and healthy.
Feel like these daily challenges aren’t stimulating enough for you? See if you can set a new goal and try your best to stick to it for the next five days. For example, for the next five days, eat an extra serving of veggies each day.