Every year I write about the failure rate of New Year’s resolutions, and advise against making them. I don’t! But that doesn’t stop me from setting goals and implementing small tweaks to my routine to help achieve them.
Frankly, it isn’t going so hot thus far. With a challenging schedule, uncertain times and short, dark winter days, my personal wellness routine is already thrown out of whack.
The perfect time to be resilient and relentless rather than throw in the towel!
So let’s regroup and refocus:
Today is 31 days into 2017.
Plus, it’s the start of the Chinese New Year, the year of the Rooster. According to my friend Google, people born in a year of the Rooster are very observant, hardworking, resourceful, courageous, and talented.
Let's get Rooster-like and start working toward being our best selves!
What do you want to achieve in the remaining 334 days of 2017?
Whether a change in career, relationship, weight, health or anything else – today is the day to make one small adjustment to your routine that brings you a step closer toward achieving a goal.
For example, my nutrition is in definite need of nurturing. I’ve been on the road, eating too many carbs and not enough whole foods, and skipping meals too often. As I write this very blog entry, I am sitting in a bistro having lunch at 2:00, without having had breakfast. Sigh! So “hungry me” ordered the fresh locally sourced chicken club. BUT, I asked for two pieces of bread instead of three, and salad instead of fries – a win in my book! I didn’t miss them or feel cheated and I enjoyed every bite of my sandwich knowing I achieved a little success.
What can you replace your “fries” with today and each day remaining in 2017?
- An extra hour of sleep vs. perusing Facebook or watching TV?
- An hour set aside to do emails 2X per day vs. fractioned and distracted time firing them off as they hit the inbox?
- Cooking a simple meal (with leftovers for next day’s lunch!) vs. hitting Shake Shack (sorry Danny Meyer)?
- Engaging in a desk stretch once every hour vs. tight back and neck muscles from long hours in your seat?
- Fill in the blank vs. fill in the blank…
It really is that simple! So get out a pen and write down one small change you’re ready to adopt right now. Sincerely and truly, over time it promises to result in a big impact in the long run.
Marjorie, Chief MOJO Maker™