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Posted on February 7th, 2020 by Fathima

By Fathima Jeewa

Your 2020 goal setting guide

At the beginning of every new year, marketing agencies flood our social media with logos such as “new year, new me”, or, “make this year one to remember!”. We are excited to begin new hobbies, join the gym or register for that 5 km we have always wanted to do. But, by the middle of the year our motivation and energy has fizzled out, and we are once again back to where we started, with just a resolution.

In this month’s article I would like to discuss goal setting and the strategies you can use to help you achieve your resolutions.

What are these strategies?

“S.M.A.R.T goals”

“Specific”, “Measurable”, “Achievable”, “Realistic”, “Timely”

Breaking this acronym down:

“specific”, relates to making your goal as detailed as possible.

“Measurable”, how can we measure this goal objectively? “perform pain free functional and muscle tests every 2 weeks”.

“Achievable”, is your goal within reach? We often hear clients making resolutions which are unattainable in a short space of time or because it is out of their scope.

“Realistic”, playing pain free is a realistic goal but once again it can only be achieved by following through each step of the S.M.A.R.T sequence.

Final step, “Timely”, what is your deadline for this resolution? Having a deadline will help you to remain focussed.

“team work, make’s the dream work”

A small tip from my side is telling loved ones, friends or family about your goal and why this is important to you, so when your intrinsic motivation starts to fizzle out, your support system reminds you why you started.

If you have any questions or queries about starting an exercise routine, previous injuries or just unsure which exercises are safe to do, don’t hesitate to contact us and let us help you achieve your goals.


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