If you want something bad enough, you have to do something about it. You can’t just sit around hoping someone will come along and do it for you. Having a goal is very important. A clearly defined goal is more important. Like wanting to run a marathon on October 15th or losing 15 pounds before your class reunion.
Having a health goal should be something we all have and want to achieve. Unfortunately, we can’t rely on strong genes or a magic pill to keep us fit and healthy. We can’t blame someone else for bad health decisions. We all make choices in life and we need to take responsibility for it.
Goal setting is the first step toward successful goal achievement. It marks your first point toward success. Being proactive and taking charge of your life and your health will make you a stronger, happier and healthier. Write down what you want to achieve. Long term and short term goals. Why is this so important to you? Do you want to change how you look, how you feel, or improve overall health? Your goals will give you something to aim for.
Below is an example of a short-term “10-day brain healthy” goal. You can post it on your refrigerator and use it as a daily checklist to focus on every day.
- Have a brain healthy protein based breakfast.
- Eat 3 brain healthy meals and 2 snacks.
- Take my supplements.
- Drink 8 glasses of purified water.
- Exercise for 30 minutes.
- Kill the ANTs. Automatic Negative Thoughts that are preventing you from achieving your goal.
- Write down 5 things you’re grateful for.
- Play 5-10 minutes of brain exercises.
- Get a good night sleep.
After completing 10 days- reward yourself. Reward yourself not with ice cream or a candy bar, but with something that will make you feel even better about yourself. A massage, a new outfit, a new bike to ride. Get creative and celebrate your success! You deserve it.
“The trouble with not having a goal is that you can spend your life running up and down the field and never score.” – Bill Copeland
“If you don’t design your own life plan, chances are you’ll fall into someone else’s plan. And guess what they have planned for you? Not much.” – Jim Rohn