New year, new you. Right? December is a free for all and by the end we are just surviving. Cookies? Yes, please. Eggnog? Why not. Champagne? Of course. By January first we are ready to begin all kinds of healthy habits that we hope will last through the whole year. But positive changes don’t just have to happen in January. We can make changes any day, any time. It is not necessary to set yourself up for failure with lofty goals. Change can begin with baby steps. If after a few weeks of trying Whole 30 or a week of attending daily bootcamp classes you feel like quitting, then quit. It’s okay. You just got wrapped up in the madness that our society has created. Take a moment and breathe. Reevaluate where you’d like to be in one year and work backward. What are some small changes you can make today that will lead to long term improvements next year? I discourage you from over thinking this. Here is a simple checklist that you can refer to each day to ensure that you are progressing toward a healthier version of yourself.
I got some fresh air.
I moved my body today.
I did something kind for someone.
I am grateful for ________________.
I received an appropriate amount of sleep.
I drank water today.
I ate breakfast today.
One thing I did for myself was________________.
Let’s move toward living a more purposeful life. Take time each day to set an intention. By focusing on caring for yourself and spreading kindness, you are guaranteed to be healthier and happier by 2020.
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I am a mental health therapist practicing in Henderson, NV. I have found that most of the people that I work with have lost themselves on the road to success. A key component of my treatment approach is assisting people in rediscovering their passions and restoring balance to their lives. This blog contains slivers of wisdom that I continue to discover while assisting people become mentally fit.