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Monthly Goal Ideas for Better Health


Monthly Goal Ideas for Better Health


Monthly Goal Ideas for Better Health

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If you've been here before you'll know that I struggle with my health. I'm still trying to figure out the various issues but in the meantime want to improve my general health as much as possible. Being ill all the time just isn't fun! 

Part of my New Year's goals for 2024 is to make lifestyle changes that will help me live a healthy life and, hopefully, mean I get ill less. Fingers crossed!

I've already started my decluttering journey and that has already helped keep dust levels lower (one of my many allergies) and given a boast to my mental health too. Clutter is stressful.

So, I've been trying to think of other goals I can set myself for this year that will help improve my overall health.

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Achievable Goals for Better Health

1. Embrace minimalism

As I already mentioned, decluttering is one of my goals for this year. I want to become more minimalist. So much of the stuff we have is just clutter and finding the things we actually want to use is harder as we often have to search through that clutter to be able to find them. 

It's not just about health though. Another reason I want to concentrate on minimalism this year is because I feel that we've become to materialistic. I want us to put our focus on spending quality time together, experiences, and making memories. 

Minimalism is also a great way to save money. In the past we've gone shopping in the sales. The idea being we were saving money because we paid less of the stuff we bought. Even if that stuff was cheaper than it would have been I find myself asking "Would we have bought it if it wasn't on discount?" 9/10 my answer would probably be no. In that case, did we really save money or did we spend money we wouldn't have if we hadn't gone sales shopping? 

This year I decided that I would make a list of anything we actually need. That is the only stuff we will be buying. 

2. Drink more water

Fizzy drinks, store bought fruit juice... they all contain a LOT of sugar and, more often than not, other things that just aren't good for your health. 

Drinking more water is a priority. Water prevents dehydration and helps reduce weight as it contains zero calories. It's also great at helping to clear your body of toxins and waste.

Water also costs less than other beverages so you'll save money too.

3. Cut down on sugar

I know I consume too much sugar in my diet. I also know sugar is not good for our health. 

Too much sugar can make you gain weight, causes tooth decay, and increases the risk of developing chronic diseases and diabetes. 

Given that I have a history of diabetes in my family it's something that I'm very aware of. 

This year I plan to cut back on my sugar intake. For example, I currently take two teaspoons of sugar in my tea. I want to reduce that amount as much as possible. Hopefully I'll be able to adjust to not having any sugar in my tea at all. More tips for cutting down on sugar.

4. Exercise regularly

Regular exercise is one of the most important things you can do for your health. The benefits of exercise are numerous both for your physical and mental health. 

I know I live a sedentary lifestyle and I know it's not good for my health. I need to implement exercise workouts into my daily routine and make sure I get up and move around more in general. 

In order to help give me a routine to stick to and solid goals to focus on, I'm going to be doing several 30 day fitness challenges and some 7 days fitness challenges this year. The idea is that these will help give more structure to my workouts and make it more manageable to keep up a routine. 

5. Improve sleep quality

How much better do you feel after a good nights sleep? Are you getting the recommended 8 hours a night? I know I'm not and I hope to change that this year.

As a mum I know how important it is for a child to have a regular sleep routine. Waking at the same time and going to bed at the same time every day is key. Why then do I not stick to a bedtime routine myself? 

In the article Proven tips to sleep better at night they note why it's important to try to wake and sleep at consistent times. 

Melatonin supplements can be a great sleep aid. Getting enough exercise and having the right environment can also help. 

6. Make time for self care

Life can be hectic. It's important to make time for self care. For me, self care activities include things like; pampering myself (taking the time to relax in the bath/shower, do hair treatments giving myself a manicure/pedicure), making time to read, watching films or TV shows, and meditating. Its also saying no and setting boundaries. 

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Monthly Goal Ideas for Better Health

What goals do you have to help improve your health this year? Are you doing any fitness/wellness challenges for 2024? 

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