Getting fit, feeling energetic, eating healthy and being happy. Whatever goals you are trying to reach, you will always experience ups and downs, good times and bad times. In reality, sometimes you need to go back to go forward. To reach your goals you need to make mistakes, learn from them and most importantly: not give up. This article can help you on your way to your goals.

Baby steps
Are you super motivated and wanting to change your lifestyle completely? Good start, but unfortunately not doable. Goals which are far away from where you are now, don’t give enough strength and fulfillment. People are used to habits, big changes simply take too much energy. So one thing at the time! Little steps are easier to handle and staple up to big changes. Do not work out every day if you are not used to it, after two times a week you will notice changes as well!

Do not wait until you have reached your goals to be proud of yourself. Be proud of every step you take towards your goal.

Don’t give up!
Your new plan does not go so well? Or do you feel exhausted? That is OK. You might have bitten off more than one can chew. Or maybe unexpected circumstances came on your path? That sucks, but do not give up now! Take a break and reload yourself. Get inspired and be aware of the reason why you want to reach your goals. Think about the positive effects of reaching your goals and what it’s going to give you.

Making  mistakes
Nobody reaches goals without setbacks. But do not let making mistakes be something negative, but see it as a learning experience. You surely remember negative experiences better than positive experiences. Reflect on your mistakes, what did go wrong and what can you do about it? Let your mistakes send you in the right direction.

Mistakes are proof that you are trying.

At your own pace
Is reaching your goals very hard for you while you friends make it seem so easy? That ok, because everybody is different. It are your goals, so reach them in your pace. There is no deadline on reaching your goals, give yourself time to get used to the changes.

Probably you will have some setbacks along the way. Reflect on these setbacks, but only worry about the setbacks you can affect. It takes unneeded energy to worry about every little thing. For example, you cannot affect the weather, but you can dress on it.

Goals: having a hard time this week in reaching your goals? Don’t give up but give yourself a break. Think about what you have achieved already and be proud of yourself!

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Sanne Kwakkelstein

Lifestyle Coach. Helps you get the best out of your body. Loves to travel, to cook and husky’s.

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