The New Year's Resolution: A Fresh Perspective

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As you all know, New Years resolutions are in full swing. Many of us have amazing intentions to improve our health, improve our way of living, improve our relationships, etcetera; but 2-3 weeks into committing to these resolutions we quit. Why? Well, the truth is...change is hard. Many of the things we wish to change are long ingrained habits/behaviors. I'm here to suggest that focusing on what we need to change about ourselves is maybe the wrong approach. What if instead of focusing on what you need to change or what you think you need to change about yourself, you focused on expanding upon what you're already doing right? Maybe last year you worked on being more present in life. Maybe you worked on increasing the amount of nutrient-dense foods that you eat. Maybe you made a commitment to being less reactive or resistant to a particular situation in your life. These are all great things! Often a gentle shift in our perspective can lead to longer lasting change. That said, I'll leave you with this... Take a moment to close your eyes and tune into your breath. As you relax into your breath, ask yourself the following questions: What am I already doing right? Can I expand on that this year? I'd love to hear your thoughts/reflections if you feel like sharing. May your New Year be filled with ease, joy, and well-being!

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