We are a little over a week into the year, which means that a majority of people are still going strong on their New Year’s resolutions. One of the most common goals set every year is related to becoming healthier. So how do we actually “get healthier” and achieve this big goal?  What I have seen at True Vine Chiropractic is that it takes three important steps to make any long-term change.

  1. Start with Why 

It is harder to make a long lasting change in your health without knowing why you want to make the change.  Is it because you want to be skinny and look good for your significant other? Or is it because you want to be around for your grandchildren, or even better, your great-grandchildren?  There is no right or wrong “why” – the trick is finding the “why” that will motivate YOU to take action in achieving your goals, even when it may not be comfortable.

  1. Make a Plan

Benjamin Franklin has been attributed with saying, “Failing to plan, is planning to fail.”  So, what is your plan?  Is it written down?  Do you have actionable steps?  The best way to create a plan is by starting with the end in mind.  What is the finish line and how do you measure success?  For example:  If you want to lose weight, how much do you want to lose and by when?  Starting with the end in mind will help you take that big goal and break it down into small, achievable steps, which will become the foundation to your plan for success.

  1. Get Some Help

Another mistake people make it is trying to do it all on their own.  It extremely hard to reach your goals if you don’t have someone keeping you accountable. My wife, Jennifer, and I hold each other accountable to our goals, but your accountability partner doesn’t have to be a significant other.  It can be a good friend, mentor, or even a professional who has experience in keeping people accountable with their goals..

        *Bonus Step*

I know I said only three steps, but I wanted to leave you with one more step.  That step is, TAKE ACTION TODAY! You will never achieve your health goals if you don’t start taking action. It can be something as small as going on a walk at lunch or making an appointment to see your chiropractor ;).  Every day you wait, the longer the process will take to regain your health.

If are looking to make a change in your health this year and need some help. Click Here and schedule a free consultation with Dr. Kevin to see how we can help you on the journey.