This is the beginning of a New Year, and everyone is concerned on how to better their lives, better their health, better their relationships, and actually stick with all of these things. Vision boards are being made, calendars are filled, dreams on paper notes are put in glass jars, and manifestations are written down or made into mantras. But why is it that we start so strong, get up at 6:30 in the morning to workout, start our cleanses, commit to our relationships, and commit to bettering our lives, and then by mid-February we are back in the grind, full of stress, and our resolutions sit in the glass jars and our vision boards become background art on our walls?
Well, maybe this is because we have such high expectations on ourselves. We tend to be so hard on ourselves; treat ourselves with a harsh judgment that we would never dare have on anyone else. What if instead of trying to fulfill a million resolutions all at once, we begin with one? A suggestion can be to write down 10 resolutions to put in a jar, and pick one out at a time. It doesn’t have to be one a month or with any time restriction at all. How about once we accomplish one task, I mean really get into it and make it part of our daily regimen, we move onto the next goal? This way we can go in our own pace, be realistic with ourselves and feel like we are accomplishing a better way of life; this will make us more confident and able to then keep going and do more.
So this year, make realistic commitments, choose to incorporate one change at a time, and make sure that the changes you are making are appropriate for you and where you live so that you don’t feel like a failure when you can’t fulfill your goal. If you haven’t tried Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine, or just haven’t gone in a while, this might be a great first goal to accomplish. Acupuncture can get you on the right path so that your other resolutions will be easier to implement into your lives. For example, acupuncture can help digestion and weight loss, restore your immune system so that you have more energy to go to that early morning yoga class, better your sleep so that you have more energy and feel better about yourself, and decrease your pain so that your spirits a lifted in everything you do!
Are you excited? I am! I can’t wait to see how this year unfolds.