Can you believe it? 2019 is now here, which mean’s we’re well into the 21st century. It’s January 1st and we’re determined to do it ‘right’ this time. Eat right, exercise, quit smoking, all those fabulous resolutions. New Year’s resolutions are great goals that we set for ourselves, but the problem is we set them with a huge time frame in mind. Think about it. What do we usually say? It may sound something like, “This year, I am going to eat right!” The list goes on and on. The problem? “This year” is just too big! Quite often, one slip on the resolution list and we say, “that’s it, I just don’t have what it takes to make my resolutions any different from the previous ones.” Naturally, we feel defeated and go back to our old ways.
STOP! How about changing your thinking, and do this?
- Lifestyle changes are what we really want to accomplish, and that happens one step at a time. Instead of declaring that 2109 is going to be different, why not say something like, “this week I am going to make healthy choices for my body.” If that feels too big, try saying “today I am going to make healthy choices for my body.” If you need to, break it down even farther, begin by saying, “for this meal, I am going to make a healthy choice.” You can even say, “for this moment, I am going to make a healthy choice!”
- This is your journey. You get to decide what works for YOU! Consider asking someone to be your accountability partner to help you stay on course? Get a Fitbit to give you those positive statistics needed to keep your spirits up to keep going.
- It is not a race. Your journey is what you make of it. If you need to take it one moment at a time to get started, then do that and celebrate the moments that move you toward your goal. If you have a moment that doesn’t go to plan, shake it off and move on to the next moment. Don’t dwell and beat yourself up about it. You had to learn to roll over, sit up, crawl, and eventually walk before you could run. If you fell, you got up and tried again. The same is still true. If you fall, get up and try again so that your successes will far outweigh your failures.
- Keep your mind, body, and soul in balance. Remember that reflexology brings you into that balance. Set yourself up for success by focusing on all areas of your being. Feel free to contact me so I can help you to personalize your journey!