With the hustle and bustle of the busy holiday season behind us, it’s time to finally tackle those long-overdue to-dos and put those goal setting resolutions into action. Right? Right! That’s easy for some to say. New Year’s resolutions tend to be all to easy to make, but hard to maintain.

Personally, I am not one to set resolutions for myself. I find that when I do that I actually end up setting myself up for failure.

Did you know that it takes 66 days to actually form a habit? Who do you know that has ever stuck to their resolutions for  a full 66 days? Exactly.  It take s a full 2 months for a new routine to become automatic. So when many people set a new year’s resolution to get back into shape or begin eating healthier, and they don’t see results immediately… It is easy to just quit and jump off the bandwagon, then to continue to push on.

For this reason, I like to pick one word at the beginning of each year. A word that will help set the tone and shape my expectations for how I want my year to pan out.

My word for 2015 is harmony. 

Over the last little while I have found myself getting bent out of shape over the most minuscule of things. I am not kidding you, I  stress over everything. I’m like a bundle of anxiety, and I have noticed it not only impacting my emotional well-being, but also my physical.

I plan to bring harmony into my life by organizing my surroundings, fitting in more time for exercise, meditating, thinking more positively, taking more time for myself, living life in the moment and making more feel good decisions.

I have to say my year so far has been pretty harmonious. I have taken many opportunities to unplug to enjoy my time with the family exploring the great outdoors. This past weekend found us out at a local trail. I can tell you that there was nothing more therapeutic than having chickadee after chickadee swoop down in sit perched on my arm and finger tips. It was such an amazing moment.

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This year, I am also making a pact with myself to eat more real food. I start each morning off with an Orange Naturals ND Shake  for Women and Probiotics (both of which I will usually add to a smoothie), and will eat 5 small meals over the remainder of the day that help me meet my dietary fiber and protein requirements each day. I have noticed a huge improvement in my mood since I have cut-out refined sugars and processed food.

Now that you know a little about my expectations for 2015, I would love to hear yours.  So tell me… If you could pick one word to help set the tone for 2015, what would it be?

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63 Comments on New Year, New You with Orange Naturals #ONatural

  1. caryn s
    January 13, 2015 at 9:16 pm (3 years ago)

    I would choose peace as 2014 was full of chaos!

    Reply
  2. KellyPC
    January 13, 2015 at 10:09 pm (3 years ago)

    Fun!

    Reply
  3. Doris Calvert
    January 14, 2015 at 4:30 am (3 years ago)

    Healthy!

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  4. Tammy
    January 14, 2015 at 6:45 am (3 years ago)

    You sure brought harmony front and center in your life in that amazing picture! I never thought about using a word as a resolution. I love that idea! I guess our word this year would be gratitude. All the best!

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  5. Lynda Cook
    January 14, 2015 at 11:18 am (3 years ago)

    wiser!!

    Reply
  6. Stephanie LaPlante
    January 14, 2015 at 11:34 am (3 years ago)

    Healthy

    Reply
  7. Suzie M
    January 14, 2015 at 11:58 am (3 years ago)

    healthy

    Reply
  8. J
    January 14, 2015 at 12:49 pm (3 years ago)

    Better!

    Reply
  9. kathy downey
    January 14, 2015 at 2:19 pm (3 years ago)

    LOSE

    Reply
  10. Amy C
    January 14, 2015 at 2:26 pm (3 years ago)

    Hopeful

    Reply
  11. 409cope
    January 14, 2015 at 4:03 pm (3 years ago)

    I would pick exciting!

    Reply
  12. Jennifer P.
    January 14, 2015 at 7:35 pm (3 years ago)

    Organize!

    Reply
  13. Jenness M
    January 14, 2015 at 7:37 pm (3 years ago)

    Beginnings…

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  14. charityk
    January 14, 2015 at 8:13 pm (3 years ago)

    gotime…that’s one word lol

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  15. Julie G.
    January 14, 2015 at 8:37 pm (3 years ago)

    Moderation.

    Reply
  16. Elena
    January 14, 2015 at 8:40 pm (3 years ago)

    Relax!

    Reply
  17. Karla Sceviour
    January 14, 2015 at 9:30 pm (3 years ago)

    enjoy

    Reply
  18. Carolle H
    January 14, 2015 at 10:16 pm (3 years ago)

    Better

    Reply
  19. heidi c.
    January 14, 2015 at 11:10 pm (3 years ago)

    Healthy, all the way!

    Reply
  20. Jonnie
    January 15, 2015 at 2:23 am (3 years ago)

    Smile

    Reply
  21. Belinda
    January 15, 2015 at 4:25 am (3 years ago)

    My word would be “Evolve”

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  22. Amy Heffernan
    January 15, 2015 at 5:43 am (3 years ago)

    LEARNING

    Reply
  23. nicolthepickle
    January 15, 2015 at 9:34 am (3 years ago)

    Peace

    Reply
  24. Piroska
    January 15, 2015 at 9:41 am (3 years ago)

    healthy

    Reply
  25. lori b
    January 15, 2015 at 12:24 pm (3 years ago)

    fantastic

    Reply
  26. Juliee Fitze
    January 15, 2015 at 12:51 pm (3 years ago)

    Health

    Reply
  27. Krista M
    January 15, 2015 at 2:09 pm (3 years ago)

    Conquer

    Reply
  28. Dreena
    January 15, 2015 at 3:32 pm (3 years ago)

    Explore.

    Reply
  29. Toby
    January 15, 2015 at 4:49 pm (3 years ago)

    Contentment

    Reply
  30. Victoria Ess
    January 15, 2015 at 5:23 pm (3 years ago)

    Balance

    Reply
  31. Courtney
    January 15, 2015 at 6:17 pm (3 years ago)

    Calm

    Reply
  32. Athena
    January 15, 2015 at 7:31 pm (3 years ago)

    Health

    Reply
  33. krystyl olson
    January 15, 2015 at 8:19 pm (3 years ago)

    Health

    Reply
  34. jenny
    January 15, 2015 at 9:49 pm (3 years ago)

    healthy

    Reply
  35. Kelly Baker
    January 15, 2015 at 11:59 pm (3 years ago)

    Family

    Reply
  36. Silvia D
    January 16, 2015 at 12:03 am (3 years ago)

    reorganize

    Reply
  37. Angela Mitchell
    January 16, 2015 at 1:32 am (3 years ago)

    Renewal

    Reply
  38. Amy Lovell
    January 16, 2015 at 5:56 am (3 years ago)

    Stoked!

    Reply
  39. Nate Fuller
    January 16, 2015 at 10:35 am (3 years ago)

    Progress!

    Reply
  40. Bailey Dexter
    January 16, 2015 at 11:16 am (3 years ago)

    I would choose beginnings!

    Reply
  41. Alyssa C
    January 16, 2015 at 1:59 pm (3 years ago)

    I would choose … ambition

    Reply
  42. Ira
    January 16, 2015 at 3:50 pm (3 years ago)

    the idea is not mine, but belongs to one of the bloggers I like, still the word (or 2 words to be exact) have stuck in my head – “do it”. I’m a huge procrastinator, so that should help 🙂

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  43. tanyab79
    January 17, 2015 at 8:29 am (3 years ago)

    Health

    Reply
  44. Robyn Bellefleur
    January 17, 2015 at 3:11 pm (3 years ago)

    Courage.

    Reply
  45. Soozle
    January 18, 2015 at 8:18 pm (3 years ago)

    I would choose the word: Courage.

    Reply
  46. amber Y
    January 19, 2015 at 6:19 am (3 years ago)

    If I was picking a word to set the tone for 2015 I’d go with “Charming”. doesn’t describe the start to my 2015, but hopefully we’ll get there!

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  47. leanne
    January 19, 2015 at 10:36 am (3 years ago)

    Love

    Reply
  48. Wayne Lecoy
    January 19, 2015 at 2:37 pm (3 years ago)

    I am entering your giveaway.
    It would be great to win the Orange Naturals Prize Pack.
    In response to your question of
    If you could pick one word to set the tone for 2015, what word would you choose?
    I would choose Harmony.
    Thank you for having this giveaway!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Reply
  49. Lucy
    January 20, 2015 at 9:36 pm (3 years ago)

    balance

    Reply
  50. Judy Cowan
    January 21, 2015 at 9:35 am (3 years ago)

    I would choose “Live”

    Reply
  51. l p
    January 21, 2015 at 5:18 pm (3 years ago)

    peace. thanks

    Reply
  52. jan
    January 24, 2015 at 12:19 am (3 years ago)

    adventuresome

    Reply
  53. anna key
    January 24, 2015 at 4:44 pm (3 years ago)

    I would pick: adventure!!! 2015 is gonna be awesome!

    Reply
  54. Kayla Gilbert
    January 24, 2015 at 10:47 pm (3 years ago)

    Happiness!

    Reply
  55. BobbiJo Pentney
    January 24, 2015 at 11:23 pm (3 years ago)

    Health

    Reply
  56. Debbie W
    January 25, 2015 at 9:53 pm (3 years ago)

    Adventures

    Reply
  57. Karine
    January 27, 2015 at 3:38 pm (3 years ago)

    Cold. Just kidding, but what about laughter?

    Reply
  58. Cheryl
    January 27, 2015 at 7:21 pm (3 years ago)

    Better!!! Looking forward after a not so good year 🙂

    Reply
  59. SueSueper
    January 29, 2015 at 12:08 pm (3 years ago)

    Carbs! – KEEP AWAY 🙂

    Reply
  60. Florence c
    January 30, 2015 at 1:02 pm (3 years ago)

    Calm! So Far!

    Reply

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