Our world is a little bit or maybe a lot crazy right now and our new year of 2017 has started off quite a bit different than I had imagined it would. As we reach six weeks into the new year we are at that milestone of those well-intended resolutions starting to melt away. I must admit that I have been a bit distracted lately. Know that I, too, struggle at times to eat healthy, deal with all the everyday stresses we have, all while the noise from everything around us seems to be ever louder all the time. I have been a bit “off” lately and need to shake things up and get back in the swing of things.
We have had lots of cold weather this Winter and personally I am ready for Spring. I am making plans for my garden next year, and thinking of getting a few things started indoors. Even if Punxsutawney Phil saw his shadow and we are stuck with an extra six weeks of Winter, I am still seeing a few subtle signs of Spring. I saw some bulbs coming up the other day and I think the flowers know a bit more than that groundhog. Looking for even the slightest hint of Spring in the middle of February helps me to remember that Spring is coming and time marches on whether we are really paying attention or not.
Now is a good time to revisit your resolutions or goals and recommit to them. Think back to the enthusiasm you felt just a few weeks earlier, remember why you set those goals, and revisit anything that is falling to the wayside. If you didn’t stick to that exercise routine, diet, or whatever it was – don’t give up, start anew. Remember that each day is a new chance to eat better, go for a walk or visit the gym or join the yoga studio. Each time you get discouraged or lose interest remind yourself what brought you to make that goal, check in on your why and then step it up a bit, or shake things up a bit and keep moving forward. Progress not perfection!
Show yourself some self-love this Valentine’s Day and recommit to yourself and your health goals. It’s not just new year’s that we can make goals and take action, we can do it anytime we choose to make those goals and take action to move you toward them.
You are worth it!
You are loved!!
You are love!
You create love!
Start with loving yourself. Self-love can be hard to do but it is also very rewarding and can truly change your outlook and well-being. When you engage in acts of self-love you better equip yourself to not only love others but to care for them, empathize with them, and relate to them. So often we put our own needs behind everyone else’s, when we will better serve others when we first love ourselves, engage in self-love in order to best serve others’ needs. This is so easy to neglect, especially when we are stressed and overwhelmed, but those are the times it is the most important to take care of yourself.
My loving wish for you this Valentine’s Day is that you take a moment for yourself. Profess your love to yourself in the mirror and recommit to yourself and those aspirations you set for yourself just a few weeks ago.
And know that I love you all and appreciate you.
Happy Valentine’s Day!!
Please respond and let me know what you are doing for yourself this Valentine’s Day.
Hugs!! and Love,