New Years is here! Welcome, 2022! Apex Physical Therapy looks forward to what is to come. This is a great time to reflect and plan for what’s ahead, to set goals for achievements in 2022. Here are some ideas to help you stick to your goals for the entire year instead of giving up after a few months.
When you first make your goal, you need to be sure that it is a S.M.A.R.T goal. S.M.A.R.T stands for Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Relevant, and Timely. For example, see your current status with swimming and then set a goal such as, “In 7 months, I want to be able to swim 500 meters in under 10 minutes.” Another possible goal would be to consistently go to the gym 4-5 times a week. Then count how many weeks you have achieved that goal. Perhaps you can mark it on a calendar to have a visual reminder. If you miss one week, it is fine as long as you do not completely give up. Just try to make sure that you get as many weeks as possible.
Another idea would be to come up with a few goals and write them down on small slips of paper. Put your paper slips into a jar and place the jar somewhere where you will see it every day. When you achieve one of your goals, find the paper that you wrote the goal. Then write the date that you achieved the goal, and place the goal you achieved in a separate jar so you can see your progress.
New Year’s resolutions are a fun tradition and hopefully, this will make it easier for you to stick to your goals and improve in anything you put your mind to; remember to never give up even if you miss your goal you can always try again, and don’t lose sight of what you have already accomplished. Also, make sure that your goals are S.M.A.R.T. Have an amazing 2022!
If you need help achieving these goals or feel limited by physical pains you may need to consult your doctor and/or physical therapist. If you need help with physical limitations that are hampering your resolutions ask your physician about visiting us at Apex Physical Therapy Honolulu. We offer high-quality, personalized physical therapy treatments. These services address your rehabilitative requirements on your journey to optimum health.
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