I rarely experience a client come to me and say: “Kate, I want to have more energy, sleep better, feel happier, and get off blood pressure medication. I know need to lose 15 lbs to achieve this, and I would like you to help me create a daily routine that houses the habits necessary to change my ways for good.” (oh, if it was only setting goals were that easy!)
Instead, I hear:
“Kate. help! I need to lose 15 lbs fast. I also want to become a morning person and have clearer skin. Where should I start?”
When I take my students through their goal-setting process, it’s imperative that they understand the process between performance and success. Too often, we think we are setting “goals” but we are really just making a wish list of the results we want to achieve.
3 Types Of Goals TO CONSIDER WHEN MAKING LIFESTYLE CHANGES…
Goals that relate directly to a physical/measurable result.
Example: Lose 15 lbs.
The end product of performance, usually expressed in terms of personal achievement. More energy, happier mood, better sleep, better overall health.
The processes the individual wants to engage to perform in a satisfactory manner. Follow a daily routine, make mindful nutrition choices, exercise regularly, manage stress with self-care rituals.
So let’s practice …
Fill in the blanks:
By following the process of (),
I will achieve my outcome goal (),
as well as my desired performance goals ().
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