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.
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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