Here we are days into January of a new year and new decade! Now I ask you “How are those New Year resolutions coming along?”
It can be easy to start off with full force, moving forward strong and clear on what you are wanting to experience in the New Year. We always start a goal with enthusiasm and the intention of achieving it for whatever personal gain we see it has. Then life happens, we realize that even though it may be a new year, nothing in our lives has really changed from one day to the next and we are still faced with the same challenges we had on the 31st of December.
So what do we do if we want to create long-lasting change and new healthy habits in our lives? Here is a 10 step guide to help you stay on track and recommit to your New Years resolutions, or even more so so creating and maintaining desired changes.
1. Define your focus- be general here, this is the broad net you cast.
-Health, Abundance, Happiness, Success
2. Simplify Desires- list out in simple terms what it is you want to experience
-Be active 3 times per week, purchase a new home, pray/meditate daily, increase work production
3. Describe the vision- write down what your life will be like when you have achieved these desires in present tense
-I am so happy and grateful for… insert your goals in the present tense.
4. Define daily rituals and support structure
-Wake up every morning and workout, write 10 things I am grateful for daily, eat a healthy breakfast, get to bed by 10pm.
5. Ask yourself open-ended questions to create room for progress and support
-What can I do today to bring my goals closer to achievement? How have I felt supported today? What am I grateful for today?
6. Define specific actions
-What exactly do you need to have on your to-do list in order to move closer to your goals (open savings account, make doctors appointment, hire a personal trainer)
7. Write supportive statements and repeat them daily
-I am healthy, I love my able body, I am abundant, I am free, I am strong
8. Identify what might stand in your way
-time commitments, negative beliefs, relationships, money (being aware of obstacles help you to overcome them before they sabotage your progress)
9. Identify your why
-look within and ask yourself why do I want to accomplish this ( to live longer in order to see my grandkids grow up, I want to leave a legacy, I want to influence others lives in a positive way) In moments of doubt, knowing your WHY can be what drives you forward.
-how are you going to acknowledge your progress along the way? New work out clothes, vacation, cheat meal, whatever will help keep you motivated and focused.
With this 10 step guide, you will be able to define, create and maintain momentum to continue to move forward to live the life you truly want. Your health and wellness is important to our team and we are here for you.
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