How did you do with your New Year’s start? Did you take a few minutes to imagine the traction you wanted for yourself this year? I was thrilled to watch the clock tick midnight.
I was eager to put another year behind me, knowing that I have better visions for myself today, and a whole lovely winter in which to stew and hone how they can serve my highest self.
I am always tipping each idea on its side with the question, is this good for my body and mind? Creating a healthy vital picture, one you can feel, smell, and enjoy wakes up your body. Pick an image is so powerful. you will wonder, how come I don’t remember to connect 24/7?
If you want a change, it’s likely you have habits that don’t serve you. Choosing a simple consistent plan is where your power is. Manifesting great health can be as simple as a plan to stretch while waiting in the Starbuck’s line. You might look crazy. If you buy coffee everyday, that is an additional 7 stretching sessions.
1) Are you putting others needs ahead of your own? 2 weeks after you have given up sugar, you suddenly feel obliged to have some birthday cake with the rest of your family. Or maybe you have a glass of wine after you have decided not to consume carbs after 3:00 because your partner will feel uncomfortable drinking alone. There is a surprising irony when you realize no one can alter your chosen path if you don’t allow it. It is beautifully liberating. I recommend it.
2) Do you make excuses? We have all kinds of excuses about why we cannot do, be, or have what we want.
When I was young, I believed that I was broken and destined to fail. As long as I believed that there was a broken experience waiting for me, I found it. It took a lot of searching to finally realize that life happens and my greatest thermometer of health is my ability to respond to change.
3) Is your life so full of stress that you barely have room to breathe let alone make room for change?
Stress leads to overwhelm and giving up. It is the all or nothing sabotage that leaves no room for compromise. You can be healthy and go through a fast food drive through. You can skip the soda, and drink water with your fries (Have the fries now, we can work on those next month.) Tease out what works in those all or nothing situations, and ask yourself “is there anyway I can turn this on its side so I can get the part I want and still walk away empowered?”
So, sit down and create your best you vision, right now! Get that vibe rocking. Now present it with those sabotaging ideas we have just identified, how does the vibrant you respond? Are there some consistent behaviors you can add that will bring clarity and resolve? Great! Now get fanning that flame of the best you ever and next month we will look at the specifics of how your body will respond to