New Year, S.M.A.R.T. Goals

New Year, S.M.A.R.T. Goals

In the blink of an eye, the holidays have passed and the new year is here. It’s time to focus on our goals for the new year, and the tools we can use to achieve these goals. First things first: Every goal must have a solid foundation to work from.  All goals must be SMART!

Specific – Measurable – Attainable – Relevant – Time Oriented

SMART Goals

Let’s look at a couple of examples:

Goal – “I want to lose weight”

SMART Goal – “I want to lose 10 lbs by February 1st, 2019 to improve my overall health. I will do a weekly weigh-in and track my progress in a journal to stay on track.”

Goal – “I want to get in shape”

SMART Goal – “I will immediately begin exercising for 30 minutes, at least 3 days a week to help improve my strength and endurance. I will use my BurnAlong app to schedule classes and track their completion.”

Great, your goals are set! Now what tools will you use to make sure you stay on track with those health and wellness goals?

 

Use a Daily Planner. An article in Psychology Today describes the variety of benefits of using a planner. This includes helping “your physical health by tracking things like diet and exercise, you can schedule regular doctor and dentist appointments, and make sure you are getting enough fresh air and vitamin D by scheduling days spent outdoors.”

Prioritize Rest and Recovery. We all know how hard you work, and it is equally as important that you get the proper rest and relaxation time too (both physically and mentally). Take moments throughout your day for individual thought and meditation.

The benefits are staggering:

12 Benefits of Meditation
(Information Source: Healthline)

Apply an engaging health and wellness program. While there are a variety of options for health and wellness programming out there, many of the options fall short of what employees truly want and need. Be sure that your program helps to create the vibrant and inclusive culture that your employees will thrive in.

Enter BurnAlong.

BurnAlong’s unparalleled choice of video classes and programs (30+ categories, from cardio and barre, to mindfulness and meditation, to sleep and stress, to financial well-being and parenting), the social support, our clinical studies and work with doctors, and cutting-edge technology are why we outperform traditional corporate wellness programs 5X.

New to corporate wellness programs? Check out this guide to buying a corporate wellness program that is best for your organization.

Keep communication regular. The “Set it, and Forget It”, or “Ctrl + C, Ctrl + V” corporate wellness programs simply don’t work.

Set it and forget it

Every organization is unique, and every employee has different goals. Make sure that your wellness program has a variety of offerings that engage all. Regular email communication, encouraging collaboration and check-ins with their peers, and hosting regular wellness events will boost the success of your corporate wellness program.

Click here to learn more about how BurnAlong can helps employees stay on track with their health and wellness goals in the New Year – and employers lower healthcare costs and create happier and healthier workforces and great cultures.

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