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In what ways are you implementing your health, fitness and self development goals? Are you focused, determined, willing to go the extra mile to reach your goals, or are you just happy to live a life of mediocrity and unfulfilled life like everyone else? Below are 20 ways that would make a good start to fulfilling your health, fitness and self development goals.
1. Set yourself smart goals: Ultimately, you need to be SMART about your goals, that is:
-Specific: Do want to lose weight, tone up, or exercise more? Well how much weight, exercise/etc?! Many people fail to achieve their goals at the first hurdle due to them being too broad.
-Measurable: In other words, you need to measure and write them down. I like to write down my goals relating to my health, relationships and career etc. on my Daily Greatness Journal, which also enables me to break them down and track on a quarterly, monthly (which I then post on this site) and daily basis. You can purchase your Daily Greatness Journal online, and if you purchase using my referral link here, you can get 5% off. Not only that, but if you are not 100% satisfied with your order, you can request a 100% money back guarantee within 14 days! Click here to buy now.
–Achievable: Can your goals be achievable?
-Realistic: I want to increase my net income by 50% is realistic. I want to become a zillionaire by 2019 is not.
–Time: What is your time frame for your goals? I personally like to set them on a yearly basis then break them down further into micro goals or resolutions on a quarterly, monthly and weekly basis. At this point, I get very specific. You can see my January goals here for example.
2. Drink at least 2 liters of water a day: There is nothing much better than the good old H20 when it comes to hydrating your body. Aim to drink at least 2 liters of water a day or more if you exercise too. I personally have a glass first thing in the morning, with meals and sipping continuously throughout the day. To make sure you are drinking enough, there are bottles which you can purchase with timed markers on the side to let you know the exact amount you are consuming daily. You can purchase one by clicking here…
3. Make water, green tea and coffee the only drinks as part of your fluid intake
4. Eat whole foods: If you can’t kill it or grow it don’t eat it. Simple as that. This means fresh meat such as chicken, turkey and fresh fish, rice and plenty of fruit and vegetables. This also means no biscuits, cookies, donuts, processed foods or sugary soft drinks. The only exception is one day a week on your cheat days when you can eat what you want.
5. Make and plan your own food: By implementing this habit, you will become more healthier, it’s also more fun and you save money too! In general, I like to shop twice and prepare my meals twice a week. However, if you find this a pain in the backside, you can always try a meal delivery service such as the $5 meal plan. You can order your meals by clicking here.
6. Go outside for a walk on a regular basis.
7. Stand up and go for a stroll every 25 minutes if work on a desk for most of the day
8. Exercise at least 4 times a week: Train every single body part, do at least 2 cardio sessions a week and try and get at least 2 days of rest in between.
9. Invest in yourself: The biggest investment you can make is in yourself. Try and one book a week, listen to self development podcasts and always seek new mentors in your life.
10. Sleep more: One third of all people in the US now sleep for just 5-6 hours a night, which is significantly less than the standard 7-8 hours that is recommended under conventional wisdom. Sleep deficiency can lead to problems with focusing, creativity and decision making, not to mention weight gain and depression. To ensure you get enough sleep, try to go to bed and rise at the same time every day, including weekends. Also, try and avoid exercise late at night. Moreover, your bedroom should be used predominantly for sleeping, so turn off your tablets and phone! In addition, keep your bedroom dark, quiet and cool by opening the window slightly.
11. Don’t hit snooze the next morning: In doing so, you’re actually making it more difficult to make it a habit of getting out of bed on time.
12. Journal daily to keep track of your thoughts, goals, desires and hopes for the future: I highly recommend the Daily Greatness Journal, and if you purchase your Daily Greatness Journal online using my referral link here, you can get 5% off. Not only that, but if you are not 100% satisfied with your order, you can request a 100% money back guarantee within 14 days! Click here to buy now.
13. Meditate: By making a daily habit of meditation, you are not only made more mindful and aware, but you can also reduce stress. I personally like to use the HeadSpace app, you can download it here
14. Do things that challenge you and make you feel uncomfortable.
15. Clear your debts: One of the biggest causes of stress is having high levels of debt. Make clearing your debt a priority and always live below your means.
16. Pay off your Credit Card bills every month: I personally don’t recommend using credit cards other than for cashback and rewards points but only use them if you’re financially disciplined to pay your bills in full in order to prevent high interest costs.
17. Save more: Try and save at least 10 percent of your gross monthly income, put some aside for an emergency fund and invest the rest.
18. Practice daily gratitude: Write down all the things that you are grateful for each and every day, and be grateful for things that are still coming, like new opportunities, connections and possibilities.
19. Make more time with your friends and family: Try to keep a balanced lifestyle so that all your relationship, health and self development needs are met. We all know the wealthy rich businessman you has a poor relationship with his family or the healthy guy who is always broke. Don’t be like these.
20. Dream big: Most people don’t think they can accomplish big things so they settle for mediocrity. Don’t be like everyone else.
What are you daily health and fulfillment habits?
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