Consider Micro-Goals Instead of Resolutions
If you've already blown your New Year's resolution, consider trying what more than 67% of Americans are doing this year, according to a new survey: setting micro-goals.
For example, vowing to lose 30 pounds this year might seem like a weighty ask -- pardon the pun -- which is why 60% of those polled say they never keep their health-related resolutions. On the other hand, a micro-goal is easier to achieve, and could help you achieve what you ultimately want to. For example, vow instead to eat less takeout or drink more water.
The non-scientific survey of 2,000 Americans commissioned by food delivery service FreshlyFit notes that 67% of those polled say they're embracing micro-goals for 2021, with a leading 38% saying maintaining one's weight and eating less takeout are their goals.
Other achievable goals respondents offered were included "eating more nutritious lunches" (35%), "taking vitamins" (32%), "meditating" (28%), "getting outside more often" (28%), and "walking or biking around town instead of driving" (18%).
By the sound of it, we can use a change: the average respondent says they gained 14 pounds during the pandemic. Sixty-seven percent say eating right this year is more important than ever, because many are uncertain their gyms will remain open. In fact, 72% say they've ditched their gym memberships, though just 28% of those are working out at home while the crisis continues.