As the new year rolls around, people all over the world are reflecting on the last 12 months of their lives and making big plans for change: Getting healthy, getting organized, exercising more - you’ve probably heard it all and even committed to trying it out some years.
While most enter into their resolutions with the best intentions, these declarations are often short-lived. This year, I want to guide you through a different approach to the new year - an opportunity instead of punishment and nourishment instead of sacrifice. And above all else, a prioritization and celebration of wellness - honoring yourself in the deepest sense of the word.
With the changing seasons on the horizon, it’s a beautiful time to consider your plan of action and intentions for the next 12 months and what you might want to leave behind.
Forming healthier habits and infusing positivity into all our love is an excellent way to make sure you’re not making short-term resolutions to be abandoned but creating a more conscious objective for your new year: a focus on personal wellness.
One of my best suggestions for those looking for direction in the new year is to write out your goals for the next day before bed, so you wake up with a clear purpose in mind; this will help you set daily intentions. Respect your own time by procrastinating less and taking immediate action towards your goals, passions, and daily tasks.
When you leave procrastination behind and start chipping away at your projects and goals, it’s that much easier to remain on a forward trajectory and stop feeling stuck. If you struggle with anxiety about the day ahead, this tip will be particularly valuable for you.
My next wellness prioritization tip is to make sure you’re making and keeping your wellness appointments this year.
We find the time for socialization, vehicle service, and financial appointments all while working five days a week (or more) - so why does it feel impossible to make and keep dental, doctor, vision, and other health & wellness appointments for ourselves?
It could be that we’re not used to prioritizing our own wellness, so it feels uncomfortable to take the time and space to do so—this has to change.
This year, I want you to make sure that you are truly taking care of Is there a wellness screening you need to attend but you just don’t have the time? Start pre-planning these appointments ASAP so you can begin the year with your health and wellness top of mind.
Tip: Put a reminder on your calendar in advance, and write your future self a message of encouragement and support. Some examples are: