7 Tips to help your resolve
Whether your new year resolution was to eat more greens, up your fitness, improve your sleep, or lose a little weight, it is always difficult to keep that resolve going.
To help you maintain it, leading occupational health providers, Medigold Health have put together a few tips:
- Be realistic – setting your goals too low might make them achievable but insignificant. Conversely, setting them too high may make them see impossible and demoralising. So, the best bet is to be realistic.
- Set short term goals – like 2 months, instead of a year. Not only will that seem less daunting than long goals, but when you make it, you will have conquered the hardest part of change, the first 60 days.
- Think about situations that will test your will and prepare in advance and have some tactics up your sleeve to counter them.
- Add a new behaviour, rather than trying to give up something – if you say, ‘I’m going to go for a walk three times a week’ you are far more likely to succeed with your resolution than if you say ‘I’m going to give up chocolate forever.’
- Inform a friend about your goals – if you have someone else to be accountable to and state your goals to then you are less likely to give up.
- Chart your progress, to keep yourself motivated.
- Make resolutions any day of the year – not just 1st January.
Improving workplace health
Paying more attention to the physical health and fundamental needs of staff and encouraging them to make such lifestyle changes can make a big difference to general health in the workplace. If your employees are looking after themselves well they are more likely to meet targets and less likely to take time off due to stress and anxiety.
Having provided many businesses with occupational health advice and support, Medigold Health is an expert in workplace health which means, if your employees are struggling with mental health problems or physical illness, we can help. We can also help you put preventative measures in place so you can spot the warning signs are there before they become a bigger issue.