Getting set for 2017!
The New Year can be a tricky time emotionally, what can we do to reset and re-balance?
We need a combination of both stillness and movement. Try journaling, meditation, breath work and restorative yoga to help you get quiet, to reflect and replenish. Opt for gentle walks or a light-hearted jog in nature and some inspiring yoga to stimulate creativity, boost your mood and lift your spirits. It’s also about time with loved ones so we feel well connected and supported. The feeling of ‘we’re in it together’ is very galvanising.
My top tip for anyone wanting to get fit, physically and mentally, in 2017:
Focus on self-care, daily nourishment, and you will see yourself blossom. Make your health and wellbeing a genuine, active priority, give it the time and energy it deserves and you will achieve change. If it’s something you just think about without taking regular action, nothing will change. You have to do something every day that helps you move towards the person you want to become.
The top tip is to make sustainable lifestyle change – things that you can maintain for the rest of your days. If you make sweeping changes you can only keep up for a short period of time, your great results will also be fleeting… (more…)
How did you go with your resolutions last year? Did you tell others about them? Did you break them down into sub goals? Did you keep checking in with them? Did you brainstorm potential obstacles and strategies to overcome them? Did you celebrate your wins? Did you take action?
What might you do differently in 2014? Remember, if you do what you’ve always done, you get what you’ve always got.
If you are going to set resolutions for 2014, and research shows that people who set goals are more likely to achieve them, then these are the best types of goals to formulate:
- Intrinsic (personally rewarding to you, not what others want for you),
- Authentic (resonate with your values, interests and personality),
- ‘Approach’ rather than ‘avoid’,
- Harmonious with each other,
- Reasonable and flexible.
Got any resolutions you’d like to share? I’d love to hear them!
I hope it has been a fruitful 8 weeks for you, whether you’ve followed closely, or just a few tips here and there. Take a moment to reflect on what have you’ve learnt during this ‘8 weeks to a better bodymind’ challenge.
Consider three things this challenge has taught you – it can be about yourself, about self-care, or about genuine health and wellbeing? I’d love to hear them so please feel free to email me: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Me? I’ve learnt I can be bold, courageous and can do things differently. I have learnt that I have to back myself and I really, really do know my stuff – the results of this challenge are the living proof.
I will be sharing my before and after photos in a few days and a little more about my own insights. Stay tuned!
Take a moment now to pause and reflect, maybe jot down some thoughts in your Vitality Journal… Even if you have only tried out a couple of my tips in the last 8 weeks please consider the following:
How has life changed? How have you changed? What does health and wellbeing mean to you now and how does it manifest in your life and in the different roles you play? Who has benefited from these changes and how?
I’d really love to hear about it! Any observations, any feedback! Please drop me a line to email@example.com