Every new year we set about making New Year’s Resolutions, which at least 1 in 10 of us do not fulfil. We then beat ourselves up, promising to do better next time and the cycle continues.
Last year, I broke the cycle. Instead of setting New Year’s Resolutions, I chose one word that I wanted my whole year to be about. I chose COURAGE.
I decided 2017 would be the year that I stepped up, faced my fears and courageously made major changes in my life. I put my word out there and committed to it publicly on my own personal blog (AM1 Health – for those of you interested) to hold me accountable.
And what a year I had! Every time I was faced with something new, daunting and outside of my comfort zone, I was spurred on by the fact that I had to live up to my chosen word. It kept me accountable in a way that New Year’s Resolutions never have. COURAGE made me achieve so many wonderful things, which is why I’m here today living my dream all set to help you live yours.
So, ditch your New Year’s Resolutions and choose a word that works for you instead. You won’t be disappointed!
Is your mind doing overtime trying to settle on that one meaningful word?
To choose a word that truly strikes a chord with you, ask yourself the following questions:
Write down any words that come to mind. Test them out on some of the scenarios that came to mind when you asked yourself the questions above. Then narrow them down a shortlist of two to three, If you can’t settle on one word, go back a day later and see which one resonates the most.
Some of the words that resonate for me this year and sum up my vision and focus for the coming year are:
Bold, freedom, simple, family, joy, forgiveness, acceptance, grace, gratitude, positivity, confidence, trust, faith, present, fitness.
However, the word I’ve chosen for this year is BALANCE. I was busy with so many activities in 2017 and sometimes the scales tipped too much in one direction. I neglected some areas in my life so this year I intend to create BALANCE. I rather like the word as it ties in with the main featuring image on our website (is this a coincidence, I wonder?!)
So, what about you? What’s your year going to be all about? And, how are you going to stick to your word?
I encourage you to put your chosen word somewhere where you can see it on a daily basis - a post-it note on your bathroom mirror, for example. Check in when you have major decisions to make or are feeling unsure. Let it guide you to move forwards and make 2018 a year to remember. You might want to share it with a friend and regularly check in with each other to see how you’re both doing, offering each other support and encouragement along the way.
So, please share your chosen word for the year below! We’d love to hear what you’ve chosen and why, if you are happy to share.
On behalf of the team at Health Nation, we wish you a very happy and healthy and fulfilling 2018!
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Check out one of the Winter recipes here featured in the Detox.
Oven Roasted Winter Vegetables
• 1 red or yellow beet, peeled
• 1 rutabaga, turnip, or parsnip, scrubbed
• 1 sweet potato or yam, scrubbed
• 1 head broccoli or 12 Brussels sprouts, trimmed
• 2 TB coconut or olive oil
Stuck on what to cook in the cooler weather? Integrative Health Coach Yelena, one of our resident chefs, will be hosting a Vegetarian Comfort Food for Cooler Weather demo and lunch on Friday 26th January so why not grab a friend or two and sign up! Lunch and fun are on the menu! Click here for more details and to sign up.