5 ways to take control of your health

Published by Maree Beare on

The problem is, when it comes to our health, it can be easy to feel like we aren’t in control, especially during times of stress or when we lack motivation.

Our health is about so much more than just our medical history. It’s about the body, the mind, and the choices we make every day surrounding our wellbeing.

If you want to take back control, here are five ways to get started.

1. Set goals for your health that you are ready to commit to.

It’s important to set goals that will push you, and give you a sense of accomplishment when you have achieved them. However, you also want your goals to be attainable, that can be broken into smaller objectives you can achieve on a weekly or even daily basis.

2. Track your progress.

Whether your goals involve exercise, sleep or diet, tracking your progress from the beginning will help you to see how far you’ve come. Even if your goal seems so far out of sight, you have to start somewhere!

For example, if you are trying to be more productive at work, an app like Forest can help you to stay focused and keeps track of your focus time. Similarly, when you set health goals revolving around diet, exercise, sleep and more, Wanngi can help you track your progress and stay motivated.

3. Celebrate the small victories.

A goal as significant as making a lifetime change to your health doesn’t happen overnight. It’s important to celebrate all the small improvements you make. Staying motivated will seem far easier when you allow yourself to be proud of your determination and successes along the way.

4. Allow yourself to fail.

Fall down nine times, get up ten. Few successes come without struggle and adaptation to your new routine when it may not initially work out. Just because one approach works for someone doesn’t always mean it will work for you too. Be kind to yourself when these shortcomings happen. It means you’re another step closer to success.

5. Never give up.

Every day you keep pushing is a step closer to accomplishing your goals. You don’t always have to succeed, but every day is a day to start fresh, and to take further control of your health.

Use Wanngi to take control and achieve your goals.

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