Did you know that 80% of New Years resolutions fail by February! Ugh. That’s a startling statistic and it might have you thinking, “why bother”? I’m right there with you. That’s why I gave up on resolutions a few years ago and, to be honest, I don’t regret it one little bit. Wellness doesn’t manifest from lofty goals and deprivation. You have to be more gentle and compassionate with yourself to see positive results.
You don’t believe me, do you? You’re still convinced that to achieve your healthiest self your have to starve yourself all the while participating in some bootcamp from hell. Deep Breath. Enjoy the exhale.
A few more times.
Let all of those old expectations go.
They aren’t worth it.
Are you with me?
You can do this!
Let’s start here.
If you stuck on the idea that you HAVE to set a resolution…there is ONE that I can agree to. Join me?
Let’s ditch dieting and deprivation for good! No more torturous weigh-in’s, diets and workouts that leave you feeling like crap. Let’s refresh the way we think about food and, while we are at it, reset our resolutions to create lasting results.
Achieving Your Wellness Goals
Did you know that you can achieve your wellness goals in a more loving way? Positive intentions create positive results. Let’s pick healthy habits and intentions that add to our lives instead of focusing on the things we “should” take away. Here are a few positive intentions that will help you ditch your resolution for good and, instead, embrace wellness through self-love!
I support myself in making food choices that nourish my body and make me feel good.
This is a positive intention you can carry with you everyday. It’s not about depriving yourself but, instead, focusing on foods that care for your body in a positive way. Whole foods are the most nourishing and lots of veggies will do your body good! As for more decadent choices, they are okay if you promise to give yourself permission to enjoy the eating experience and savor each bite!
Learn More: My Top Ten Tips for Eating Well
I am going to cook more meals at home
I love this. Maybe you take a cooking class to hone your skills, how fun! Hate grocery shopping? Try a meal kit, that is portioned and delivered to your door. The more your cook at home the easier it is to control how well you nourish your body. Need motivation? Make a cooking song list (like a work-out playlist) and rock-out as you cook!
Learn More: Vegetable Cooking Cheat Sheet
My daily choices reflect my intentions to care for myself in a meaningful way
This intention in all encompassing because wellness is about more than what we eat. It’s holistic which includes moving our bodies, sleep hygiene and self-care practices like breathing exercises, taking baths and self-massage routines.
I want to have radiant health, mind and body, for myself and my family
How empowering! The focus of this intention is about taking care of our mind as well as our body. My healing journey has taught me just how integrated this all is. Stress reducing techniques can be as simple as a 5-minute daily meditation or breathing routine. That’s doable, isn’t it?
What if I fail?
You can’t! That’s the benefit of setting intentions over resolutions. They aren’t pass/fail. Perfection doesn’t exist. Instead, if your stay, gently nudge yourself back on track. Remember, compassion not judgement. That’s what this is all about!
Let’s crowd source inspiration. Share your intentions for the New Year in the comments below!