Setting Achievable Goals for this Term
What would you like to achieve by Christmas? Why don’t you set yourself a small challenge or goal like getting your steps in each day, committing to a workout, taking the stairs instead of the lift when possible, making meditation a part of your everyday routine or create healthier meals that can be inspired by recipes on our nutrition blog
. Goals centred around fitness, eating and wellness are steps towards healthier habits and happier life.
Coming into the start of term four, it is important to think about goals. Live Life Get Active understands that goals and goal setting can seem daunting, especially since we are often not taught how to effectively set them.
This term, we’d like to change that! Beginning with term four we want to focus more upon short term or rather 10 week goals and highlight their importance in generating early success, frequent celebration and lasting momentum.
Breaking Down Long Term Goals
The process of designing 10 week goals for term four begins with considering your long term goals. These are the goals we are going to break down.
For example, if your long term goal is to exercise 3 times a week, consider breaking that down to the 10 week goal of attending or watching our on-demand training sessions once a week for the first 3 weeks, and increasing that to 2 sessions a week after that.
You can check out our Active Training on-demand videos available here
, working on specific areas to reach your personal goals. Why not try an Upper Body Workout
targeting arms and abs, or a Leg Focus session
to hit your lower body goal.
Remember, aim high but start low!
Writing Down Goals and What They Mean to You
Once we have broken down our larger goals it becomes easier to really consider why these goals are important to us i.e do you want to improve your fitness so you can feel healthier or do you want to eat more nutritious food so you can have more energy and better mood, or do you want to meditate more so you can manage your stress better?
So what does success mean to you? Are these goals your own or are they ones that have been written for you? Do you feel motivated and excited to execute and ultimately achieve these smaller goals?
To make this process easier we recommend writing down your goals and what they mean to you. Writing will help to clarify your intentions and desires, and therefore this step is vital.
The main reason why people experience a disconnection from their goals, resulting in failure, is due to a lack of genuine commitment and connection to their goals. Therefore be specific, we want you to be clear what it is you are trying to achieve.
Track and Celebrate!
The best part about 10 week goals is the early success. Frequent celebration is all part of it! Celebrating each time a small goal is achieved builds confidence in your process and creates momentum towards achieving larger goals in the future.
In order to celebrate, we need to keep track of our goals. Attending classes or frequently utilising our on-demand videos
done at home anytime, anywhere, is an easy way to track goals and to therefore celebrate success.
Create urgency around your goal by getting started at the beginning of term and committing to that workout. Congratulations! Celebrate for starting your 10 week journey.
Share Your Goals and What They Mean to You with Loved Ones
Sometimes when we are feeling disconnected from our goals or generally unmotivated it can help to seek support from those you love. At times when you are not able to, your loved ones can push you up.
This is why we believe it is so important to share your goals and to share your successes.
When we have spent the time to consider what value our goals hold to us and how they support our larger goals, sharing with those who care about you becomes easy.
These goals mean something to you, and it shows. Friends and family want to see you succeed in ways that are meaningful for you. Take that time to share and update those around you of your successes and celebrate with them!
10 week goals are about creating urgency and celebrating those early successes. Put time aside to define your goals so that momentum can be created.
- Identify your larger goals
- Break down these goals into smaller ones for term 3 (10 weeks)
- Write down your 10 week goals and what they mean to you: Are they motivating? Are they YOUR goals?
- Share your goals and why they mean something to you with those you care about
- GET STARTED! These goals are all about momentum, book that first class today!
- Track you goals (in your phone, in a notebook)
We’ve got everything you need to reach your goals so login and book your active training, yoga class and meditation either in the park or online now.
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Live Life Get Active is a registered health promotion charity that offers FREE outdoor activity camps and wellbeing and nutritional programmes to help address obesity, diabetes and mental health. Our vision is to build fitter, healthier and happier communities right across Australia. Our in-park offering is supported by a comprehensive digital offering.