2016 In Review – Method 1

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Method 1:

To help you organize this process, start by listing important areas of your life, such as relationships, health and fitness, work, and other headings as you see fit—see example. Next, break down each area into subcategories that make sense for your life. For example, relationships might have subcategories of spouse, children, mother-in-law, co-workers, friends, etc. Then in each area start writing down the significant happenings of the past year–positive and negative. Don’t filter your responses, just record.

Next, ask yourself which of the things listed went well and which did not go so well. You may want to use different colored highlighters or pens to differentiate the two.

Finally, think about which of the areas are most important to you and if you focus your energies on them will give you the biggest boost next year. Put a star next to those you’ve identified. You can use the results of this exercise to help you plan and prioritize your goals for the upcoming year. Stay tuned for the January issue of On Track with Barix and we’ll walk you through some goal-setting exercises.

Method 1 Example
Area of Life Changes, Events, Happenings, Accomplishments
   Spouse *date nights, *anniversary dinner, *weekend up north
   Children *Kelsey graduation, *David summer work, *birthday celebrations, *weekly Sunday family brunch, family vacation
   Co-Workers *remembering birthdays, new co-worker, retirement party for Pat
   Preventative *annual check-up, *dental appointments, *flu shot, screenings, *vitamin supplements
   Exercise Habits *spinning class, *average steps, injured ankle, fatigue
   Eating Habits *meal planning, *food choices, *avoiding sugar, *small meals, *grazing
   Sleep sleep study, *better routine, *not enough time
   Stress Level *learning to let go, *exercise, *deep breathing exercises
   General Health weight, diabetes, **happiness, joint pain, *feel better-but still too tired
   Work *new responsibilities, new boss, increased work hours, *raise
   Budget new car, graduation party, home repairs, vacation, cut cable bill,
   Savings *saving account balance, *retirement account, *HSA

About Deb Hart

Deb Hart is a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist. For the last 28 years, she has been helping bariatric surgery patients reach their health and weight goals. She teaches people how to set up a lifestyle that supports a healthy weight. Deb set up her own lifestyle to include lots of long walks with her furry family members, workout classes at her local wellness center, meal prepping, and finding new ways to enjoy foods without added sugar.
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