To start the New Year off right I must first thank God for blessing me to see another year. Thank you Heavenly Father for already equipping me with the strength, patience, wisdom, understanding, knowledge and discipline needed to be successful in all that I’ve set out to do and may it all be pleasing to you. In Jesus name I pray and give thanks. Amen! 🙂
Today, I would like to set the tone for the next few months as it relates to improving my health and overall well-being. It is my hope that you will find these points useful as you chart your own course towards a healthier and happier you.
Here are some points that I have decided to pay special attention to as I put 2018 into perspective especially as it relates to the way forward for my overall health and wellness and ultimately my life.
Health and wellness is a process and therefore that means through our actions and decisions – we are living this conscious choice daily.
How do I go about doing that?
Understanding that being a healthier me starts from within and looks at not only how I treat and care for my body but my mind and spirit as well. It is a holistic approach to living that I never truly understood or appreciated until now.
Health and wellness does not speak to only what’s going on inside of me but in my environment as well. It includes the people in my life and all the other factors that directly and indirectly have an impact on my well-being.
Taking responsibility for what I’m doing and not doing to make my life better.
Taking immediate action towards improving the areas I’m weak in or struggle with.
Recognizing that I am human and therefore I will not execute every single day without errors, weaknesses or setbacks and that’s okay.
Not giving up on myself or my desire to become a healthier and happier me. 🙂
Accepting and believing that I am truly worth it.
Why would 2018 be any different from any other year?
In God I’ll put my trust and faith and call on Him when I feel weak and praise His name when I feel strong. This point is first for reason. Start each day by talking and praying to God. He will give you the strength to do the impossible.
I AM worth the sacrifice, time, effort, love, joy and happiness that this year can bring. If I open up myself to receive and go after it.
I AM worth the temporary discomfort that changing and breaking old habits would bring.
I understand that MY betterment WILL only come if I work towards it.
I AM mentally preparing my mind, body and spirit to DO the work that only I can do.
I know that I am NOT the only person in the world struggling with something.
It IS my time to get up and do MORE to improve my own life.
My success has always been mine for the taking!
Whatever we desire for our health and overall well-being for 2018 and beyond WE must be prepared to make some changes and some of that change MUST start within us. If, we are to be successful in achieving our goals for better and happier lives we must do the work that is needed at our very CORE. There is no escaping it.
For it is our fears, self-doubt, negativity, skepticism, laziness and sometimes our willingness to just settle right where we are that has kept us exactly where we are. 2018 will be different because WE WILL make it different. One day and one step at a time.
Thank you for making this blog one of your stops in this journey called life.
Welcome back! I trust that your Christmas celebrations went well. We’ve all opened our gifts, shared a few laughs and got a little time to hopefully reflect on how truly blessed we’ve been in 2017.
As you all know, the approach of the New Year 2018 draws nearer and nearer with each day and this is typically the time when we make ‘promises’ to ourselves and sometimes others about what we’re doing to do differently and what we’re hoping to change.
I propose that we take a different approach to this age-old practice and instead of making promises aka resolutions let’s make some proactive decisions. The truth is a promise provides mental comfort but proactive decision-making can provide actual results.
So how are we going to do this? Let’s take a look.
For starters, let’s not set unrealistic expectations. It’s not fair to ourselves when we set unrealistic expectations. Do yourself a favour PUSH yourself but don’t BREAK yourself.
List the areas of our lives we want to improve on be it our health, finances, relationships, jobs, etc.
Make a plan for each area that actively treats with the areas of our lives we want to see blossom or transform. List step by step how we will go about this transformation. Example, for health a plan we may consider reviewing our eating habits, getting active through exercise or starting a sport, getting a medical checkup. This may require doing some research and implementing real change in how we currently care for our bodies.
We have to be willing to do the work to get the results we want. Change is never easy but it is often necessary for us to improve and foster greater happiness in our lives.
Be your own cheerleader. Don’t rely solely on the support of others for your success. You have to want to succeed for yourself. It is this burning desire that will push you to succeed even when things around you change.
Stick with the plan. We may get distracted from time to time and may even fall off the wagon completely. Don’t waste time feeling guilty. Make a decision from now not a promise that YOU WILL not accept failure this time. YOU WILL get back on track and make things right not because of a promise you made but rather because YOU ARE worth it!
Distance yourself from negativity– that includes negative people and negative thinking. These are some common elements to failure. Negativity is not cheering for our success the sooner we can see that and take corrective action our lives can turn around for the better.
Be flexible. We must be willing to adapt to whatever change may occur. We may meet and exceed our goal likewise we may have to alter or modify certain aspects of it to get the best outcome. Be open-minded about the process. Nothing is set in stone. The only unbreakable aspect of this must be our determination to see this through. 🙂
Believe in yourselfand your ability to do this.
Don’t allow your fears to keep you stuck in the past. In 2018, take those fears and use them as fuel for your success.
Acknowledge your achievements no matter how small and reward yourself for a job well done.
Lastly, never give up! For when we do, we truly fail.
A special thank you to each of you who read and support my blog. May 2018 bring us fresh ideas, clarity of mind and spirit, prosperity, joy, love, good health and happiness. May wisdom and understanding never be a stranger in our lives.
Thank you for stopping by. Have a wonderful week and bright New Year! 🙂