Why Setting Goals Is Good for You (Even if You Don't Always Meet Them)
Every January, people get inspired to make a change in one (or several) aspects of their life, whether it's their health, habits, home, career, or relationships. While a new year is often synonymous with goal-setting, creating aspirations for your future is beneficial to your mental health and well-being anytime of year. In fact, the act of setting goals—whether professional, personal, or both—improves our productivity, satisfaction, and perspective. What's more, this is true whether or not we're successful at reaching these goals. Here, wellness experts explain why we should set goals, how they help us holistically, and how to find the silver lining when we don't accomplish what we'd hoped.