It’s now February 2023. The wellness industry has thankfully calmed down with all of its nonsense of “New Year, New You for 2023.”
When we think about the health-focused (often times VERY weight-focused) resolutions so many people set for themselves, are they truly analyzing how it will affect their lives? Resolutions or intentions for a new year – or really whenever they are set – should not be stressors. Instead, they should be exciting and motivating, and make you feel good about the small and smart steps you’re taking to achieve them.
I want to remind you that there is absolutely no pressure to “stick” with your New Year Resolutions if they just weren’t meeting your needs. After all, your resolutions or intentions should be adaptable to your life – not the other way around.
So my ask to all of you is to take a look at those resolutions and intentions you wrote down on January 1st. If they are no longer serving you, scratch them off the list or reframe them.
Here are a few examples:
- “Lose 10 lbs” to “Ensure I include at least 1 vegetable at most lunches and dinners”
- “Go to the gym 5 days a week” to “Set the intention to move my body in enjoyable ways any time I can”
- “Stop eating sugar” to “Enjoy desserts mindfully when I desire them”
- “Sleep 8 hours every night” to “Put my phone on Do Not Disturb XX time every night to calm my mind”
- “Don’t eat fast food” to “How can I schedule more days to cook at home”
Remember, if a resolution isn’t going to show kindness to you, kick it to the curb. You are good enough just the way you are.