Have Lofty Goals, But in a Healthy Way

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In this day and age, we’re bombarded with endless movies and magazine covers that depict how the perfect bodies are supposed to look. We see celebrities with rock hard abs and stick thin figures and wonder why we aren’t able to achieve the same. We may even take on the lofty challenge of trying to get there ourselves. It’s perfect fine to set big goals for ourselves, but here’s how to do it in a way that’s healthy.

Mental Health Is Key

If your mindset is affecting your mental health negatively, this is a major red flag. You need to take a few steps back and reassess your reasoning for your actions. It could be that a lot of priorities are actually in order, but you just need to tweak a few things.

The bottom line is that you need to love yourself. Just because you don’t look like a movie star doesn’t mean you’re not as beautiful and it certainly doesn’t mean you’re not as important.

Healthy and Attainable Goals

The ultimate goal for you should be to feel good, both physically, mentally, and emotionally. Set realistic goals for yourself as far as dieting and exercise goes. Don’t be upset at yourself if you screw up occasionally because no one’s perfect—even celebrities.