It’s the New Year! Happy 2020! I hope you all had a wonderful holiday season! Now we’re onto resolution and intention setting season!
We’ve all made resolutions when the new year rolls around, but we know that they are really hard to stick to. In fact, only 25% of people have stuck to their resolutions by the 30-day mark. If you look beyond those 30 days, only 8% of people have stuck to their resolution for the whole year.
Instead of resolutions, take this opportunity to create intentions. Intentions can create purpose and focus on what we truly want to achieve in a year. Intentions can help us stick to our goals much more so than a resolution.
The top two resolutions made for New Year’s are to eat healthier and exercise more. However, it’s easy to lose the intention and purpose behind those statements, making these difficult to abide by.
Instead of creating a resolution to go on a diet, create an intention such as “I would like to nourish my body with healthy foods that are going to keep me active and give me more energy.”
Instead of vowing to go to the gym every day this year, intend to find 30 minutes a day to move your body in some way. This could be going to the gym but it could also be taking the stairs at work or taking a walk during your lunch break.
Remember to remind yourself on a daily basis of your purpose. Use intentions to help create a healthier year for you!
In addition, during the start of a new year, I like to take the chance to encourage everyone of setting the intention to take care of their bodies by scheduling an annual check up with your primary care physician! No matter how healthy you are or what your age is, checking in with your physician will lead to catching concerns early and ensuring appropriate screening.
These are little things can make a big impact!
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