I think New Year’s resolutions can be a great idea. The good intentions are there. It’s positive. And if you makes a change that’s healthy in your life, that’s a wonderful thing.
Maybe our problem is that we choose broad goals with vague deadlines. Random lists of “Top Ten Changes for the New Year” is a rather “one-size-fits-all” way of thinking that I personally haven’t had much success with. My Top Ten might be completely different from your Top Ten of healthy changes.
Change isn’t always easy. Sure, it’s always possible–but rarely easy.
Life will get complicated sooner or later, and throwing out the cliche “we all the same 24 hours in a day” can sound condescending to someone navigating the maze of a challenging day, week, or even year.
The longer I live, the more I realize that the whole resolution thing is more of a mindset.
Focusing in on The Big 3
After 30-plus years of being involved in health and fitness, I’ve encountered many struggles, some quite recently.
When I find myself struggling, I take a personal inventory of the 3 areas I find key to a healthy life:
2. Mental (this includes emotional stuff)
If I neglect one area, it throws my whole balance off.
To help you get started on your own path, here are some of my personal goals for 2017 in each area.
Physical: A predominantly primal diet and P90x (I still love the DVD program and it works aweome for me)
Mental: Less Tv, more reading
Spiritual: Start my morning with prayer and meditation (and a large cup of coffee or two)
Final thought: Make your resolution(s) very personal. You might even keep them to yourself. They are yours, after all. It’s whatever works for you.
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