As we have finished another year lived and embarking in a new one, this is a great time to reflect back and analyze how the year went and set the intention for the New Year ahead. A powerful question to ask ourselves as the new year starts is, “What needs to happen in 2019 for you to be happy/satisfied at the end of it?” It’s a way to challenge us to see and set a vision for our year ahead and then to start to reverse engineer the process to “make a plan and now get to work to make it happen.”
I always loved sitting down on New Year’s Day with a blank sheet of paper and writing down my thoughts, my goals, my objectives for the year. I take this time to reflect back on the last year and take my learnings into the new year with me: the mistakes, the challenges and also all the successes to be my inspiration that will help take me to new heights in the upcoming year.
In general, the concept of small, gradual changes that can be maintained over time, that’s the key to lasting changes. In my 20 years in the health industry, the most successful clients I have worked with are the ones who moderate behavior, not radically change it.
People often feel that they need to be perfect. In reality, it's small changes in your health that can create large impacts. Can’t commit to the gym? Go for a walk every day, cut back on sweets, eat more veggies and fruits, watch your portions, drink a glass of water every hour at work and maybe try to go to bed a little earlier each night.
These simple things won’t land you on the cover of a fitness magazine, but I guarantee, you will feel the impact in your energy, health and life all year long.
Good luck and enjoy the journey.
Here are some of my favorite quotes to inspire you into the New Year!
Have a wonderful and blessed Holiday and New Year,
Be Well-Work Well-Live Well