The past few years have left many of us feeling drained, overwhelmed and older than we’d like. But you can make 2023 your Year Of Youth – a time for focusing on feeling energised, motivated and youthful in mind and body.
How to make 2023 the Year Of Youth
STEP 1: DECIDE ON WHAT YOU WANT FOR YOURSELF
The biggest mistake I see people making is that they set their New Year goals based on what they think they should work towards, or what others want them to work on. But the secret to success is to choose the areas that you want to achieve for yourself – including knowing your ‘why’ behind those goals.
To give you some inspiration, here are some of the goals that my Glow Protocol clients come to me with:
Weight loss/fat loss
Glowing, youthful skin
Better management of health condition(s)
Improved gut health
Increased energy levels
It’s important to not go overboard with your goals. Stick to choosing 1-3 areas you want to focus in on. Remember, when it comes to your health, improving one or two areas will have a ripple effect anyway! So pick your top priorities.
STEP 2: IDENTIFY HOW YOU CAN WORK ON THESE AREAS
The next is to figure out how you can tackle these priorities.
For example, weight loss is a great goal – but what do you need to achieve this? There’s a good chance you’ve already tried diets and had little to show for it. So we need to look at the reasons behind why your weight isn’t shifting (psst – if this is the case for you, I’ve covered potential reasons in a previous blog!)
Depending on your focus, you may need to consider contributing factors such as:
These underlying issues can stop you from achieving your intended outcomes. Not to mention – when your progress stalls, your motivation wanes and you’re likely to give up!
Find the steps and habits you need to work towards your goals. And if you don’t know the steps and habits? Skip down to step 4.
STEP 3: COMMIT TO THE PROCESS
It’s one thing to set goals, but quite another to commit to them. Countless studies have found that around 80% of New Years’ Resolutions have gone out the window by mid-Feb, and less than 10% of people will actually achieve their resolutions. The difference is committing to the process of changing your habits (and your life!)
Make a plan for how you can stay focused and on track in a sustainable manner. Do you know what you will do on the busy days, the stressful days, the impossible days? Have you included support and accountability in your plan?
And most importantly – can you picture spending the rest of your life with your new habits and behaviours? If not, your approach may need some revision.
STEP 4: SEEK SUPPORT
Doing it all by yourself can be overwhelming, confusing and exhausting. You may know what you want to work towards, but filtering through the bombardment of health advice out there can leave you feeling lost and paralysed.
That’s where working with a health expert can make all the difference. We have been trained not only in health, but in identifying what information is applicable to the individual based on their needs, goals and body.
This allows us to create a clear plan for you to help you achieve exactly what you want for your life and your health.
ARE YOU READY TO MAKE 2023 YOUR YEAR OF YOUTH?
Let’s jump on a FREE Anti-Ageing Strategy Call to talk about how we can get you feeling amazing in the New Year and beyond!
I help women feeling stressed, flat and older than they’d like regain their youthful energy and glow using a proven method so their natural beauty and confidence shines through.