New Year’s…New You?

When I go to the gym at the beginning of January every year, I know that quite likely it will be very busy and full of new faces.  Why?  Because so many people feel the aftermath from the Christmas season, and make “getting fit” one of their New Year’s resolutions.  Have you made a list of resolutions, meaning things that you want to change, complete and make into a personal contract with yourself?  Have you found two weeks into the year that the list hasn’t really worked?  That’s okay!

Here’s another perspective…how about setting intentions with yourself instead?  The definition of intention is having the mind focused on a specific purpose.  To add, Dr. Wayne Dyer in his book, The Power of Intention, states that “Intention creates reality”.  Maybe it’s time to create your wellness reality.

Yes, the gym was busy this week, and there were many new faces as per always.  The gym population lightens usually by the end of February…and that’s the reality.  What would it take for the resolution to become an intention and to have carry through?  It’s being ready to make the change, and to making the commitment to yourself.

Here are some questions that might assist you in getting there:

  1. What were some of your “lightbulb”moments in 2010?  They are the times when things became clear, and you may have had breakthroughs, or, like Oprah often says,”Ah ha moments”.
  2. What were some of your successes/victories in 2010?  List them all!
  3. What were some of your challenges or “downturns” in 2010?  For health’s sake, which ones do you need to let go of, and which ones do you need to heal from?  Who/what will be your support in order to get there?
  4. What did you learn about yourself that you would now like to accept?
  5. Presently in your life, what are you grateful for?
  6. What patterns have you noticed that are sabotaging your progress?  What might be worth changing?
  7. At this time in your life, what is important to you?   Are you becoming who you had envisioned?
  8. From what you learned through previous life experiences, what might help you to appreciate 2011?
  9. What affirmation could you write to assist you in reminding yourself about your intention(s)?  Affirmations are positive statements written in present tense that help to promote a good feeling.
  10. What can you do to take better care of yourself in 2011?  What support do you require to make this happen?

Take your imagination with you on your life journey, and make things happen!

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