|Happy New Year! I wish you all the best in 2020!
The New Year is a great time to look both backwards and forwards. As we look back on the last decade, it’s fun to remember all the good times and fond memories that we’ve made over that time. It’s a time to be grateful for all of our friends, family, and amazing experiences that have had an impact on our lives.
This is also an exciting time to look ahead – to set goals, to plan, and to dream of the possibilities we’d like to explore in this new decade. This tends to be the best time of year for people to feel like they can hit the “reset” button, and take control of their health once and for all.
If you’re setting some health goals or New Year’s resolutions for 2020, I applaud you. It’s never too late to start improving your health, so go for it! Unfortunately, some people are going to give up before they even get started. A lot of people have not been able to follow through on New Year’s resolutions in the past, so they stop trying and avoid setting new health goals.
If this sounds a little familiar then I’m urging you to not give up! You have it in you to follow through and achieve your health goals and any other goal. Even if you haven’t seen it through in the past, it doesn’t matter – today is a new day!
“The easiest way to build self-esteem is to keep the promises you make to yourself”
When you set a health goal or new year’s resolution, the end result is actually just a bonus. I think the most important thing is whether or not you’re able to keep the promises you make to yourself. If I commit to walking for 30 mins. every day for the next month, I’m not as concerned with how much weight I’m going to lose by the end of that month. I’m more concerned with whether I was able to follow through by keeping that promise to myself.
We need to exercise our “discipline” muscle more often. It feels really good to know that when you say you’re going to do something, you know it’s going to get done. I would also add, that once you keep a promise to yourself on a small health goal, you’re going to want to set bigger health goals because of how great it feels to follow through on them.
So I challenge you this New Year – set your health goals or new year’s resolutions. Do everything within your power to keep that promise to yourself and think about how good that will feel. Make sure to do the following when you set your new health goals:
1) Be specific
2) Write them down
3) Write down why you want to reach these health goals
4) Review your health goals and ‘reasons why’ daily
5) Start right away!
Yours in health,
Dr. Michael Morsillo, H.B.Sc., N.D.
Newmarket Naturopathic Doctor
16655 Yonge Street, Newmarket, ON
905-898-1844 ext. 135