How to Reach Your Health Goals for 2020

By January 24, 2020 February 3rd, 2020 Health & Wellness

Nothing is more important than our health. It’s the one thing money can’t buy, and when we don’t feel healthy, it affects all other areas of our lives—our relationships, our capacity to make money, and our overall quality of life. As the move into the new year and harness all the energy around creating resolutions, how can we set ourselves up to actually achieve our health goals rather than just make them? Here are three ideas:

Set SMART Goals.

We set goals to presence certain aspects of lives more fully, to make them a focus for living. And when we achieve goals, we feel on top of the world, and it sets in place a healthy forward momentum for our lives.

But as humans, we only have so much time in the day. We have demands from family, work, and friends that need our attention, so it’s important to be realistic in what we can achieve. We tend to overestimate what we can achieve in a year and underestimate what we can achieve in 10 years.

When it comes to health, the best places to consider what goals to choose are the highest leverage, lowest hanging fruit-type goals. Maybe you aren’t getting enough movement throughout your day. Maybe you need better or more sleep. Maybe you want to take a year off alcohol, or quit smoking. Once you’ve decided what areas you’re going to work in, it’s to set SMART goals, that is—specific measurable, attainable, relevant, and time-bound. Here are the questions to ask yourself:

Specific—What exactly am I trying to achieve here? Is it a feeling I want (vitality, radiance) and how exactly am I’m going to get there (better diet, exercise?)
Measurable—How will you know when your goal has been achieved? What will be different in your life?
Attainable—Is this goal realistic? If you’re planning on going from no exercise to running a marathon in 1 month, it’s probably not realistic.
Relevant—What is the relevance of this goal? Why does it matter to you? How is achieving it going to impact your life? How will you feel different?
Time-bound—by what date do you have to have achieved your goal? Why does this date matter more than any other?

Get Extra Support

It would be nice if we could do it all on our own, but it’s unrealistic. The more help and support you can get for achieving your goals, the more likely they will become. In setting any kind of challenging goal, we’ll likely have moments where we want to give up, where we don’t think we’ll ever achieve it, where we’ll experience setbacks, negative self-talk and a loss of momentum. It’s in these moments that having support is more important than ever.

Here are some ways to get extra support.

  • Join a team
  • Get a personal coach
  • Create an accountability group

Focus On The Process, Not The Outcome

If you can fall in love with the process of achieving your goals, ie. training for the marathon, cooking your home-made healthy meals, then you’ll wake up one day and have achieved your goals without even knowing. Not all goals we set will allow for this, but it’s the best place to start.

For goals where it feels impossible to fall in love with the process, it’s important to stay accountable and keep building your momentum. You can do this by revisiting your goals every day, or every week, joining a group of people with a similar goal to you, and making sure you ask for extra help and support when you need it.

Put Your Money Where Your Mouth Is.

Another great way to force yourself into achieving your health goals is to invest money in them. Money is a massive motivator because it’s so painful to waste. Pay for a health coach, or a personal trainer, and buying extra products, tools and equipment to try out that encourage your enthusiasm for the process, helps keep you engaged and enthused for what you’re trying to achieve.

Health is the most important aspect of our lives. If you want to get healthier in 2020, they key is to set specific, measurable, attainable, realistic and time-bound goals, get any extra support you need in achieving them, and dare we say it, attempt to focus on enjoying the process and not on the outcome.

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James Sol Radina

About James Sol Radina

As CEO and Co-Founder of BioCBD Plus™, James Sol Radina brings years of experience and accumulated expertise from the CBD industry. His interest originated in early 2014, when James embarked on a major filmmaking project to travel and study CBD around the world. Together with a team of filmmakers, he sought out to interview top doctors, scientists, and researchers about CBD, which, at the time, was relatively lesser known, but was starting a buzz in the market. After seeing first-hand the results that CBD had in the patients and experts they filmed, James was “all in!” and his business pursuits began. James started BioCBD Plus™ in 2015, with the goal to fill a niche void that existed in the CBD industry. With the knowledge he gained through his study of CBD, combined with new scientific research, he created the world’s first water-soluble, 100% BioAvailable CBD. The proprietary formula is whole-plant based and more easily absorbable by the body than other CBD products on the market, and the company’s product suite has continued to expand following its demonstrated success. The strength of James’ passion for CBD is matched by his dedication to volunteer service. He incorporated a strong socially responsible model to BioCBD Plus™, which supports The Veterans Discount Program and other programs through donations of CBD products to those who cannot afford them. Since the start of the company, James has also continued to be the inspirational energy behind the company’s beliefs and marketing strategy, which are driven by his commitment to spreading the science-based truth about CBD and bringing the healing benefits of the product to as many people as possible.

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