A new year means new goals! Now, if only you knew how to stick to them… We’re here to help. With Amwell, we’re giving you some simple strategies on how to stick to your goals this year.
Goal setting is not only helpful – it’s fun. Come on, you know the feeling: You’re pumped, super motivated, and you can’t wait to start! Let’s do this! But then that motivation fades, you get distracted, and suddenly you realize you totally forgot about those goals you had so much fun setting. So why is that only about 12% of people actually make good on their new year’s resolutions?
It all comes down to having a plan. With Amwell, we’re working to bring you the best strategies on how to stick to your goals. Because this year, let’s show those resolutions who’s boss.
Do Your Homework.
Set your goal, then figure out how to get there. If you want to run a marathon, find a training plan and follow it. Join a run club, work with a coach, or use a dedicated plan. Pick a race, register, and train! If you want to lose weight or eat healthier, find an RD or Nutritionist and check in with the regularly. The folks at Amwell have made it so that can visit an RD right at home, so it’s easier than ever!
You may have heard that you need to announce your goal, shout it from the rooftop, tell the whole world and bask in the accolades of people saying, “You can do it! Good for you!” Well, maybe not. Since 1993, studies have shown that those who keep their goals to themselves are actually more likely to achieve them. So tell a select few, but don’t be a broadcaster.
Find Your Select Few.
While you don’t need to broadcast your goal, you still need your #squad. Whether it’s your run club, your RD or your significant other, find someone who you can talk to when you feel unmotivated, and who will rejoice with you when you’re almost there. At Amwell, RDs and doctors are there to give you pointers, motivate you, and congratulate you on your progress. Plus, they’ll be constantly updating your records and making sure you do what’s best for you.
You’ve got this! Now that you have the strategies for how to stick to your goals, it’s time to get started. Meet with a medical professional from Amwell so that you can be your healthiest self in 2016.
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