It’s a new year! And for 90+% of people this means New Year’s Resolutions.
This year though I’d like to encourage you to think about your resolutions in a different way.
Rather than making a checklist of all the things you’d like to accomplish or change I’d like you to start with just one primary goal…put yourself first!!
When you’re willing to prioritize you, your self care, and your health everything else falls into place. This is what I’ve seen in myself and in all the clients I’ve worked with over the years.
Create Space To Dream
The first most important step in prioritizing you, is to create space…radical space!!
Space to dream, to rest, to listen to your inner wisdom, to really tune in to who you are and who you are meant to be, to create the time to nourish yourself.
So rather than beating yourself up because you’re already starting to slip on your gym days or because the treats are already starting to sneak back in, just let it go. Instead find some space to dream.
Remember the season of winter is about rest, reflection, & setting intentions. We are still in winter! Actually winter just started. Spring is the season for taking action!
Now this doesn’t mean you can’t start to take some small steps but now is not the time to dive all in. Now is the time to dream and to listen and to gain clarity around what it is you really want to create in your life.
If you’re following along with my blog, then I’m going to assume that at least one of the things you’d really like to create in your life is optimal health. Am I right?
And although some basic healthy habits do apply to everyone, what optimal health looks like, will be different for every person.
So….what does your version of optimal health look like?!
Dream up a detailed picture. Don’t worry about the logistics yet, just dream.
Once you have a clear vision of your optimal health, the details will begin to emerge.
Start With One Nourishing Act
While you’re dreaming, I encourage you to start noticing how do you currently take care of yourself?
When you’re not forcing it or trying to live up to expectations…or resolutions…are you dedicating at least one activity every day that is solely for your physical, mental, or spiritual nourishment?
It could be a big thing or a small thing. As an example, yesterday I made myself a batch of bone broth. That was my nourishing action for the day. Today, I set aside 30 minutes and did yoga followed by 15 minutes of meditation and journaling. Those were my nourishing acts for today.
When you start to really nourish and care for yourself…when you prioritize you, your self care, and your health…the rest will fall into place.
So give it a go. Start to dream and let me know what you discover!