New Year Even Better You

From juice cleanses, to wellness retreats, 2016 was a wealth of inspiring ways to be healthier, and live more abundantly.  As we all wind down from a holiday whirlwind of gatherings, and celebration, this is the time when most of us are setting our sights on the year ahead and making resolutions to start fresh.  Whatever has you motivated this coming year whether it’s a weight loss goal, a round two career or learning a new sport, focus more on the quality of your dreams rather than the quantity, and set yourself up for greater success.

New Year’s resolutions for many are big, and bold with the desire to reinvent one self, but what about polishing the aspirations, and skills you already have? If you love to cook, how can you incorporate healthier ingredients? If you’re an animal lover, why not consider a pet sitting business?  It’s all about creating a better version of yourself instead of putting the pressure on to make drastic changes. If you’re blessed with the iron will to quit sugar overnight, or hit the gym at 6 am than more power to you! If easing into a new routine is more your style, take it one goal at a time, and don’t ever feel guilty if you fall off the wagon now and then.

Inspiration boards, or gratitude jars are the perfect way to keep the motivation going all year long.  If you find magazine clippings, photographs, or special messages, add them to a cork board in a place you spend the majority your time like the kitchen, or home office to continue being inspired, and keep your dreams alive. Filing a big jar with notes of thankfulness, or something that made your day can add up quickly, and going back to read them is great reminder of all the positives throughout the year.

Use trends as guide, and make them your own. Remember that you’re an individual, and there’s no such thing as one size fits all. If you’re trying a new diet, or exercise program it’s a good idea to consult with a nutritionist or trainer for a customized game plan.  2017 is all about you, and regardless of how you plan on ringing in the New Year, keep moving forward, and remember small steps reap big rewards.