How to set meaningful goals in 2018

By Berleena Eberle, Intuitive Eating Coach at Healthspace Kings Cross and

Setting goals and intentions for the year ahead is not only a fun annual tradition but a great activity for some mental (and often physical) white space clearing. A view of our future revitalizes our perspectives, refreshes our enthusiasm, provides a platform for gratitude, plus a map for the road ahead. 

Setting goals don't have to be rigid and absolute. Often goals related to weight, improved eating or exercise habits lose their thrill after a few months, even days into the new year because we didn't take the time to truly reflect and understand what we really want.

To help you start the process right, I've put together my top 3 tips for setting meaningful goals in 2018: 

1. Dig deeper 

Just as important as it is to know WHAT you want, it’s important to know WHY you want it. Ask yourself “What’s the real reason you want to lose weight this year?” Keep asking yourself WHY to get to the root of your motivations. 

2. How do you want to feel?

Now that you’ve peeled back the layers to understand what you really want, identify some core feelings you wish to live by in 2018 (like flow, clarity, supported). Setting intentions based around how you want to live your year can be so much more powerful than a rigid “lose 7kgs by March”

3. Set short-term goals 

Pair short-term goals with your long-term goals. If you want to break free from dieting this year, what step are you going to take in February? What are you going to do this week and today? 


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