Keeping Your Goals

Here are some tips to get (or keep) you on track for all your health goals:

Remember why you set the goal. Taking the time to reevaluate why you set a certain goal and what your intentions are may reinvigorate you to do your best to succeed.

Take small steps. If your goal is a big one, go about accomplishing it the same way one would eat an elephant: one bite at a time.

Adjust your goal. Is your goal too big? Too unrealistic? Not the right time for it? Similar to the first tip, this may be a good time to take another look at your intentions and adjust them to suit your current needs. Instead of pledging to “save 50% more money” you can tell yourself to “deposit $5 more into savings this year than last year”.

Grab an accountability buddy. Having a friend, partner or close family member join you to offer support and encouragement can be a major help. An accountability buddy will help you stay on track. In fact, you will help each other!

Dr. Tara Ioffe

Family Practice

Dr. Tara Ioffe is a dedicated and compassionate Board-Certified Family Medicine physician with a strong commitment to providing excellent care to her patients. She obtained her medical degree from Avalon University in Curacao and went on to complete her Family Medicine Residency at the University of Oklahoma. She has worked at the University of Chicago and most recently NorthShore University. She has since returned to Chicago and is thrilled to join the IWS Family Health team in 2023, where she will continue to provide excellent care to her patients.

Throughout her career, Dr. Ioffe has gained experience in diverse medical fields, such as immediate and urgent care medicine while working at NorthShore Immediate Care. She did clinical research at the University of Chicago. Dr. Ioffe strives to foster a secure and inclusive environment for all her patients. She believes in an integrated approach to medicine, dedicating her time to understand each patient’s unique needs.

During her leisure time, Dr. Ioffe indulges in reading a variety of books for pleasure, plays boardgames, and loves to explore Chicago with her spouse and young child.