Unlocking Your Potential: A Journey to Becoming Your Best Self with Best-You

Unlocking Your Potential: A Journey to Becoming Your Best Self with Best-You


“A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step” – Lao Tzu

Unlocking your potential when setting fitness and well-being goals for a healthier lifestyle is more attainable when everything is set out with a clear plan. Planning ahead enables you to set clear focus points for yourself, which is a vital part of taking control of your health.

Also, starting out by setting achievable goals for yourself, such as taking a 10-minute walk every day or adding a serving of vegetables to your meals makes all of the difference. These small, manageable steps will make it easier to stick to the routine and form a healthy habit. Let’s delve into 3 top tips for becoming your best self from us here at Healthy Lifestyles Gloucestershire.


1. Take control of your health by setting SMART Goals

Goal setting is at the forefront when it comes to making progress on your journey to a healthier lifestyle. However, it can sometimes be difficult to hone in on the type of goals that you wish to set yourself, which is why we encourage using the SMART goal-setting system.

SMART goals stands for specific, measurable, achievable, relevant and time-bound. For example, a well-being SMART goal could be…

Specific: I want to include more greens in my diet.

Measurable: I will track my progress by using the Best-You Healthy Eating Journeytool to understand my eating habits better.

Achievable: I will use the Healthy Eating Deck Group to find meal inspiration which will help to keep me motivated with achieving my wellness goals.

Relevant: Including more greens in my diet will improve my overall health as my diet will be nutrient-rich, high in fibre and full of antioxidants.

Time-bound: I will incorporate greens into my diet over the next 4 weeks.


2. Take ownership of your healthier lifestyle choices by staying accountable

Keeping yourself accountable is key to unlocking your potential on your journey to better health. Struggling to find time to exercise? Keep yourself accountable by taking the first step to becoming more active – the first step is always the hardest, but making small, simple tweaks to your lifestyle such as upping your daily step count or thinking of ways to incorporate more fruit into your diet can make all the difference.

On our FREE app, Best-You, keep yourself accountable with your wellness goals by adding reminders to your personal diary, or by sharing your fitness goals with members of your Best-You groups.

Studies by Harvard show that: “When you decide to pursue a goal, your chances of success fall somewhere between 10% and 25%. By sharing your goal with someone you care about, you raise the likelihood to 65%. And when you ask that person to meet with you on a regular basis to check in, your probability of success skyrockets to 95%."


3. Elevate your goals by surrounding yourself with positive influences

Surrounding yourself with positive influences can help you take ownership, stay accountable and maintain motivation when it comes to implementing healthier lifestyle choices.

Did you know that our expert Healthy Lifestyle Coaches actively provide impactful tips, quotes, and reminders to help empower you to continuously be proactive about your well-being? Try checking out the different lifestyle groups to make the most of this impactful knowledge.

Your health matters, so take the first step towards a healthier future with the Best-You platform and unfold your personal journey to becoming your best, healthiest self.

Ready to take charge of your health? Join our FREE Healthy Lifestyles service today by calling 0800 122 3788.

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