January 18, 2018

Small Goals for Big Success: 9 Tips for Success in 2018

Did you know that only 8 percent of Americans keep their New Year’s resolutions? Many resolutions fail because behavior change is hard, and we try to tackle too much at once. Instead of making grand health-related resolutions, try a #NewDaysResolution—set small daily, weekly or monthly goals throughout the year to form new habits and improve your health.

Set the small goal. Work on it. Once you achieve it or form a new habit, move on to another!

What are some small targets you can start aiming for today?

 

Here are 9 tips for success in 2018:

 
1. Eat a nutritious breakfast

Include a protein, a fruit or a veggie and a whole grain serving. Try this Vegetable Frittata. Add a slice of whole grain toast, and you’re ready to start your day!

 
2. Try a new recipe

Healthier Generation’s Smart Food Planner is full of them! Bubbly Roasted PeachesRoasted Squash Salad or Roasted Red Pepper Soup anyone?

 
3. Meal plan for the next week

Use this Grocery Game Plan worksheet from ChooseMyPlate.gov.

 
4. Only eat out once per week

And when eating out, keep these tricks in mind.

 

5. Drink 8 glasses of water

Check out these tips for keeping water fun!

 

6. Take physical activity breaks throughout the day

Here are some ideas!

 
7. Try a new physical activity

 

8. Get 8 hours of sleep

 

9. Discover a new hobby (to help you stress less!)

 

For some bonus fun, take this small goal challenge! Use it to remind you to move more, eat better, stress less and sleep!

What will be your first small goal? Share with me on social media using #NewDaysResolution