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The beginning of the year is always an important time to set new goals. “New Year’s Resolutions” often start with great excitement. Soon enough, however, we revert to old habits and patterns. Setting goals implies change. Change, especially if it contradicts the grain of your personality style, is often difficult. So how do we effectively set goals so that change lasts? There are three key ingredients in setting goals: specificity, desirability and difficulty. First, ensure your overall goal is specific and measurable: Say, “I will exercise and eat better this year,” rather than, “I will have better health this year.” How many times will you exercise weekly? How long will you meditate for daily? It’s important to have a way of objectively measuring your progress. Your long-term goal (e.g. 9 months) should also have short-term, proximal goals that serve as benchmarks of your progress. These benchmarks are not only tangible signs of your progress, but also serve as an opportunity to slow down and accept and recognize your progress. Remember, change cannot exist without a healthy balance of stability and acceptance. Secondly, make sure you actually want this goal. Are you doing this for yourself or for somebody else? Finally, it’s important that your goal doesn’t over-challenge your current abilities or under-challenge and bore you. You want to be stimulated enough to encourage flow and progress.
Brad Kerschensteiner, LMFT, received his Master of Arts in Integral Counseling Psychology from the California Institute of Integral Studies. Currently at Canyon Ranch Miami Beach, he integrates a variety of therapeutic approaches and is currently certified in Eye Movement Desensitization & Reprocessing (EMDR). For more, visit CanyonRanch.com.
Sometimes when it feels like the weight of the world is on your shoulders, it could be that you might be lifting all the wrong things — or that you’re overexerting yourself. Take these tips to heart next time something doesn’t feel right during your workout.
Ever heard that running on a treadmill is easier on your knees than asphalt? Turns out it’s your body weight that creates the impact on your joints – regardless of the surface you’re on.
Think you’re not burning calories unless you’re dripping sweat? Not true — sweat is the body’s way of cooling down, and you can expect plenty of exertion before it kicks in.
No pain, no gain — right? Wrong. While mild soreness after a workout is perfectly normal, feeling pain during your routine is a major sign of trouble.