New Year; New YOU. Heard this before?
Is your list of New Year’s Resolutions as long as your holiday shopping list?
Each year people around the world vow to stick to their New Year’s resolutions. This typically begins in December as you scribble down your resolutions on a cocktail napkin at your work christmas party. From losing weight to quitting smoking, to promising yourself to eat less chocolate. Despite our best efforts, these ‘resolutions’ or ‘goals’ are often abandoned the first month of January. Our new year quickly becomes a year of dashed hopes and broken promises. Setting unrealistic, highly aspirational goals is a quick way to guilt and failure. How do we break this pattern? Let this year be the year you do!
The New Year isn’t meant for drastic and unrealistic changes, it is a time for people to reflect on their past year and work towards more positive lifestyle changes. Setting small attainable changes throughout the year instead of an overwhelming lengthy list of changes on January 1st will help you attain the changes you strive for. It is not the actual change that matters, but rather the act of recognizing that lifestyle change is important and working towards these changes one step at a time.
Yes 2016 has been undeniably tough with losing music icons from David Bowie to Prince to George Michael and so many more. With the shock of Donald Trump winning the presidential election and the continued political unrest around the world we know we lack control of what goes on outside us.
Let the focus of 2017 be about YOU. We cannot control what exists or occurs externally but we can control what occurs internally. This is YOUR life and why not spend it feeling your best? I am tired of hearing New Year resolutions and seeing people disappointed when they are unable to attain their “goals”. What about if your resolutions didn’t include the negative focus: weight-loss, burning more calories, eating less fat, cleanses, high intensity workouts 7 times a week. What if it included POSITIVE lifestyle changes like starting to eat nourishing and colourful foods that make you feel good, drinking 1 green juice a week, listening to your body and choosing an exercise that your body needs that particular day, spending 5 minutes a day inhaling and exhaling, writing your emotions in a journal so that instead of avoiding them you’re surrendering to them.
Instead of choosing to spend 7 days Detoxing and only drinking juice with barely any food intake, what about detoxing your negative thoughts, those negative people in your life that do not serve you any good, the junk food in your pantry that you reach for when you’re feeling down/angry/sad. Detoxing all of your past learned behaviours to start FRESH; NEW and OPEN MINDED with living a lifestyle of balance because this will truly bring you happiness.
Life is too short to do anything you do not enjoy – when you go against what feels good, it feels wrong and there will be resistance and an undeniable force keeping you from doing it!
Stop resisting that force and come try something NEW. As you many of you who follow me know, I opened up a Holistic Wellness centre over a year ago. We at PurEnergy focus on YOU – mind, body and soul. We offer a wide range of Holistic Wellness services from Fitness Classes to Massage Therapy to Nutrition Counselling to Reiki to Meditation and so much more! No matter the day or time, or however you feel that day, there will be something for you to FEEL GOOD. Whether that is an ‘Energy-Out’ class, an “Energy-In’ class or a Wellness service let us be part of your POSITIVE lifestyle change for 2017. Please email us to book in a FREE lifestyle consultation firstname.lastname@example.org