Take Control of Your Health
Taking control means developing habits and discipline.
Now, take the time to decide what your health goals for the next year will be. Write the goal(s) down. Some examples of goals might be:
– to stop yo-yo dieting and focus on get healthier.
– to start exercising regularly.
– to move toward my perfect weight.
– to find alternative ways to control diabetes.
List specific ways you can accomplish these goals. For instance, try a new healthy dinner recipe once a week, go to the gym five days a week, or research nutrition on the Internet 10 minutes a day.
Work on your mind and thought patterns. You have to believe that you can become healthy and reach your ideal weight before you will be able to do so. Learn to accept what you can’t change, but striving to change what you can, is key. A large part of succeeding in health improvement is being comfortable with yourself to begin with.
Find time to do something good to reward yourself for making this commitment to improve your health. Reward yourself each week as you find yourself accomplishing your goals.
If you have another person to work with, you will be more successful in meeting your health goals. This partner should be someone you can trust to share your feelings with.
It helps to have a partner for accountability. We work harder when we know someone is watching us and holding us accountable. A good partner also helps us stay realistic in our goals and challenges us to grow.
Let’s be accountable for our health in 2023. The most important thing you can do is educate yourself. Learn about your health problems and how you can take care of your body. Ask questions. What do the latest studies say? Research and ask your doctor or licensed health care professional to help create a plan for 2023 and onward. health issues. Sometimes just finding different ways of doing things can help.
You might consider forming an informal support group with some of your friends. People who belong to a group with mutual interests and a shared purpose accomplish more. A group might get together weekly or monthly and discuss progress or concerns and help encourage each other. Sometimes all a person might need is encouragement to help them get past a place where they are having problems. Even if you are doing great, perhaps you could be of help to someone else who is struggling.
Try to find someone who will encourage you in the down times and celebrate your successes with you as you accomplish your goals. And of course you need to be that kind of a partner to your friend in return.
Let’s be accountable for our health in 2023. The most important thing you can do is educate yourself. Learn about your health problems and how you can take care of your body. Ask questions. What do the latest studies say? Research and ask your doctor or licensed health care professional to help create a plan for 2023 and onward.