EQ University | Creating Health Goals
Are you looking to make adjustments to your lifestyle or wellness routine? Creating health goals and recognizing the changes within your routine can be hard to navigate if you don’t know where to start. Whether it’s New Year’s resolutions, summer intentions, or just needing a change in your routine, making adjustments to your lifestyle to better fit your health goals can seem like a daunting task.
Self-Assessing to Drive Health Goals
Often, it’s hard to maintain health goals when you don’t know what areas to change or where to start making improvements. How do you know what areas to keep the same, where to make adjustments, and how to stay consistent with your routine? Starting with a self-assessment is a great way to not only take an in-depth look at where you are currently, but also to refocus and boost your excitement for your future health goals while making a realistic plan to help you stay on track.
As part of our EQ U series, we have discussed how to start with a self-assessment as well as the importance of a daily routine to help you reach your health goals. But how does a self-assessment contribute to your health goals and help you know where to start in your wellness journey? A self-assessment is a great precursor to starting your wellness routine by helping you to be more aware of your body’s needs. We can help you learn how to use a self-assessment to better understand your daily routine and how to make adjustments to your routine to benefit your lifestyle and address your health goals.
Oftentimes, we have many health goals that can be connected or seem related. This can make it hard to determine which health goal to focus on or what areas you have seen improvement in during your wellness journey. For example, many of our members experience a decrease in their quality of sleep because of an increase in stress in their life.
It is in these moments that it can be hard to determine which health goal to focus on or to notice subtle changes as you are adjusting your routine. Many times we don’t notice the changes within our body because we get so accustomed to not being okay or just dealing with the stress to keep the day continuing. Self-assessments can be beneficial in determining what has been working in your daily routine and what adjustments you need to make in order to support your other health goals.
Questions to Help Self-Assess
Just like exercise, changes from your daily routine can be subtle and occur over time within your body. With a regular self-assessment, you can keep track of any changes and be able to better refocus your routine. Below are a few questions you can ask yourself as you’re checking in to determine if you’re noticing any changes:
- Are you able to better recognize when you are getting stressed?
- Are you feeling more rested/energized/focused during the day?
- Are you finding it easier to balance your day between work and errands?
- What areas are you finding still need improvement?
- Are there any parts of your routine that are no longer serving your needs?
By regularly assessing your routine and health goals, you are able to provide a better overview of your health goals, how your routine has been supporting you, and what ways your routine can be improved to provide better results. Being consistent and keeping track through journaling is a great way to stay on top of your health goals as well as give you insight into the changes that are occurring within your body and lifestyle. Whether you are choosing to assess at the end of each week, biweekly, or monthly, having a regular check with yourself can open your eyes to what you need to focus on as well as keep you on track toward your health goals.
Need More Support?
Are you interested in making adjustments to your wellness journey but don’t know where to start? Book a pre-purchase consultation with our Member Education team if you do not currently have products, or book a dosage consultation if you have products but don’t know where to begin. Have a quick question? Send us an email at email@example.com and we would be happy to offer you support!