So here we are, about six weeks into the New Year. Ah yes, we were going to do it right this time. Eat right, exercise, quit smoking, all those fabulous resolutions. The truth is, by now most people have dropped off their Resolution path and have fallen back into the same habits of the previous year. Why do we do it? Why make promises to ourselves that we can’t keep?
New Year’s Resolutions are really goals that we set 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!” Or “This year, I am going to reach my goal weight!” The list goes on and on. The problem? “This Year” is too big! What happens to your enthusiasm level, your commitment level, or even your emotional health the first time you fall off the wagon? “This Year” is now shot!
Quite often, one slip is all it takes to convince us that we just don’t have what it takes to make “This Year” any different from the rest. So, defeated, we go back to our old ways.
Lifestyle changes are what we really want to accomplish, and that happens one step at a time. Instead of declaring that “This Year” 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! It is not a race and you don’t have to worry about keeping up with anyone else. 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 don’t beat yourself up about it. You didn’t go from the womb to running a marathon! 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 true now. Do your best. If you fall, get up and try again! Eventually your successes will far outweigh your failures.
Remember, everything must be in balance. Body, Mind, and Soul. Don’t neglect any one area – and of course, Reflexology’s main focus is bringing 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! To your SUCCESS!