New Year, New You?!

DSCN4864It’s that time of year when many people start think about their life and evaluate what is working- what isn’t working- and resolve to make changes.

There is something very exciting about starting a new year with a new plan. Whether it’s to be more healthy, try something new, sleep more, exercise more, spend more time with family… whatever your resolution is- now is the time to look for things that can bring your life more happiness.

Unfortunately, many people over estimate the changes they can make and immediately set themselves up for failure. Once that happens, goals go out the window as it’s easy to slip back into old habits. Don’t be discouraged- stay positive and don’t let a minor mistake ruin your whole plan. Take one day at a time- and start slow. One of my favorite sayings is ‘how do you eat an elephant? One bite at a time!’.

To make any changes in your life you must realize that it will take time- it will be incremental- and it will be frustrating. Don’t give up! If you stick to it, over time old habits will be gone and new habits will have formed.

Personally, my goals are to simplify my life and find joy in small things. I also want to be healthier- eating better and exercising with more frequency. These are easy to accomplish goals- especially since all of them should bring me more happiness- and as a result, I’ll want to continue on this new path.

Wish me luck!

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