Mid-way through September is a weird time to start thinking about “New Year’s Resolutions.”
I mean, we’re almost 9 months into 2018. (You could have had a baby by now.)
And in less than 4 months, it’s January again.
But now is as good a time as any to start a resolution. It doesn’t matter what it is…
Lose a couple pounds.
Start eating more veggies.
Take a daily walk.
Clean out the garage.
You get the idea.
Sure, January has some tradition and magic to it. When you flip the calendar to a new year, it feels only right that you can flip into a new you too.
It’s the great American “do over.”
But let’s face it.
By the time we get to September, so many resolutions are nothing but a distant memory.
Why do we have to wait until January to start fresh?
Just think what you can accomplish BY January if you start right now.
Here’s a little trick that helps me. Maybe it will help you.
Too many times, we focus on the “what.”
What we want to do.
But too often, we forget about the “why.”
Say you want to commit to eating more veggies.
That’s great. But why do you want to do it?
Because you want to be healthier.
You want to prevent disease.
You want to get slimmer.
Because if you don’t, you’re trimming years off your life…
You get the idea.
Dig into the “whys” and you’ll see… there’s a world of difference when you focus here vs. the “whats.”
Once you know why you want to make a change, then focus on the things that can stop you.
If you don’t know how to work more veggies into your diet, invest in a cookbook.
If you don’t think you have time to eat healthier, start prepping meals on the weekend for the week ahead.
Forget about waiting for that “perfect time” to start fresh.
Because the perfect time is whenever you decide it’s time to get moving.
No matter what the calendar says.
Enjoy the rest of your weekend.
Editor, Patriot Health Alliance