With the countdown at midnight behind us, the celebration and the festivities over, many people focus their attention on the improvements that they feel they want to or need to make. We call these our resolutions. While we have every intention that January 1st will be the start of a new year and possibly a renewed life, it also brings with it immense pressure to do or be something that could be doomed from the start.
The guilt of overindulgence during the holidays has left us with the feeling that a new year brings with it a blank slate and along with it a chance to right “the wrongs” of the previous year. While self-improvement is not a negative thing, it can be intimidating and overwhelming if given too much attention and is scrutinized too much. How do we set achievable goals without incurring more stress and pressure than we actually need?
Bottom line – Resolutions can be a positive step forward on the road to a healthier you. Simply having the mindset that today your goal is to be better than you were yesterday, will have you thinking positively which makes all the difference in relation to achieving the results that you deserve.
Contributed by Bonnie Hertzog, R.H.N.