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New Year, New You

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New Year, New You

 

Do you feel thinner yet? Has this week of eating healthy and going to the gym each day paid off? Or have you failed already? If you have fallen short, don’t be ashamed, you by far are not alone. Way too often we forget to look at the New Year as a fresh start, a new path for greater opportunity and instead reflect on its failures. This commotion begins in our minds that we must do 1000 new things in order to be worthy.  However, often times we are thinking too far ahead. We must keep it simple, more realistic, and smaller.

I’ve learned that living each day just one day at a time brings me much more success than any new year resolution ever will. I’m not encouraging you not to have long term goals, by all means dream away! Just know your limits. Take it slow. Ask yourself each morning “How can I be the best me for today?” If that means you need to go run, read the bible, or create a budget then do that just for that particular day.

The key factor in changing your lifestyle is to create new habits that you can sustain. While giving up chocolate or being on time may seem impossible at first, just take your new task one day at a time and you will see progress. Make sure you mentally prepare yourself for the change that you desire. If your desire is to lose weight, don’t surround yourself with sweets. If your goal is to save money, don’t visit the mall to go “window shop”. I say to myself each morning, “once I have my running shoes on, there’s no going back”.  Put your shoes on and make a change. The beauty of taking life one day at a time is something worth practicing. Changing habits each day opposed to creating resolutions every three months is a much more effective plan.

Always remember to slow down in life; live, breathe, and learn; take a look around you whenever you have time and never forget everything and every person that has the least place within your heart.” –Author Unknown

Caring about others is caring about yourself. I care about me!

-Alyssa B