The newness of starting a life together is the perfect time to begin a wellness journey that can benefit you for a lifetime. Here's what you need to do.
Identify Key Wellness Areas
It's crucial to realize that your health and wellness cover different aspects of your life. It's not limited to eating fruits and vegetables and hitting the gym regularly. Look at areas that might be causing you stress. It could be finances or work. Setting wellness goals in this often-ignored areas can contribute greatly to your overall health.
Set SMART Goals
Your wellness goals are only good if they are SMART goals: specific, measurable, attainable, and realistic. For example, "improve in my running" is not a SMART goal. But, "Be able to run five kilometers in under 30 minutes after three months," is.
Know Your "Why"
Motivation is the key to achieving your goals. Why is it so important for you to live a wellness lifestyle? Do you want to model a healthier lifestyle for your kids? Do you wish to be strong enough to play with your grandkids in the future? What is the “why” that will make you overcome any "what" and "how"?
Keep In Mind That Habits Take Time to Develop
Healthy behaviors take time to develop into a habit. Support each other during the rough first few days and weeks, and see to it that you make it to at least a month. They say it takes at least that amount of time to make these changed behaviors into actual habits.
Maintain Good Habits
Maybe you don't need to completely overhaul your lifestyle. If you have current habits that you believe are already in line with your new wellness goals, celebrate and maintain the healthy lifestyle choices that you are currently making.