When you wake up today it will be a new year with a full book of empty pages ready to be written on, this means different things to everyone. For some of us it means a beginning of being better to ourselves this time around. A more focused priority where we put ourselves first with our well being and better health in mind. This obviously could dramatically change the face of our country if we all did this as a nation. For some of us the new year means closing the door to year full of problems, bad health, failed goals and unhealthy living. For this group two paths are available. One, follow the same road with just about the same outcome, or two, change it up and give yourself the focus you deserve.
For me it is always about closing the door hard and tight and nailing it shut because in the big scheme of things we are where we are and it does not matter how we got here. Learning from our mistakes and remembering the unhealthy roads that got us here, of course. But dwelling on them and revisiting them no!
The present and future is where we need to be existing mentally. Many people have been the "go to" people in their families and friendship groups, which is admirable, but no matter how much you may enjoy this heavy and satisfying burden, eventually some focus needs to go in your own direction, or crashing and burning is inevitable. So be the person you have always been, but a new improved version of yourself where a portion of your focus stays on yourself. You will find that you are better at everything you do, including being that "go to" person.
Let us all, when we look in the mirror for the entire first month not see or dwell on all of our troubles and problems, but instead see the new birth of great health, happiness and a positive version of ourselves. Sometimes visualizing a better way of living can be an amazing strong motivation.
Remember, the new year is about being better to ourselves than we were last year, and thats all!!
My name is Jeffrey Burke. I have been in the health and nutrition field for well over three decades. In August 2012 I was inducted into the Nevada Broadcasting Hall Of Fame. It was an amazing honor to be honored at the Gala event.
Jeff has been posting about nutrition and health since 2006. See those posts here: