Jeff Reagan’s Sunday Thoughts (the why edition)

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.

God Bless,

Jeff Reagan

Editor, Patriot Health Alliance

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9 thoughts on “Jeff Reagan’s Sunday Thoughts (the why edition)

  1. I look forward to your Sunday Comments !!!
    Let us not procrastinate!!!
    Making one small change can make a difference sometimes THE difference
    I’ve picked “eat more veggies”
    Thank you !

  2. Just opened this, and Providentially, its shortly after Rosh HaShana, the Jewish (and Biblical ) New Year. I started a few days ago with a few resolutions, including to add more fruits and veggies in my diet. Even have the children in it, (tacos are a great item to add extra veggies to).

  3. Thank you for your Sunday thoughts. I remember when my mom would say “ don’t put off until tomorrow what you can do today and also find the good in everyday.” I love ❤️ America and sometimes forget what a great life I have. I think 🤔 resolutions sets you up for failure. Instead I try to make small ( better ) choices everyday. Sometimes I fail but you know tomorrow is another day. Hopefully a better day. Have a good life. Thanks for thoughts, Rose

  4. I am grateful for my patriot connection. Jeff you are an Earth Angel of Survival. I know that without faith it is impossible to please God and I also know that he sends his first responders disguised in many ways. Your links to survival tools and supplements means a lot to me and my family and I thank God for you Jeff!

  5. I love this idea! I’ve actually already started it after reading an article that said something about September being
    women’s new year.” My “what” is I want to be happier and help others do the same. My “why” – well, that’s pretty obvious to me. My “how” is that I applied for and was accepted into a mentoring course on “Being Happy for No Reason.” By the time January rolls around, I will already be certified to be a happiness trainer.

    You’re right: starting now gives you a leg up, some momentum you’ve already built as you move into the new year.

    Thanks, Jeff!
    Charlotte

  6. I always enjoy your posts.Thank you.This is really great! My addition is to do the (tasks) because you enjoy them.Like eating vegs. I forget that I really like them. Cleaning my garage is an adventure😀!!!!!

  7. Finally, I am making a little time for a response to “the why edition” of your “Sunday thoughts”, Jeff. Thank you for the inspiration, I would love to get a head start on January… and yes, with our focus on the “why” instead of simply the “what”, the incentive is bound to increase. You are so right about many resolutions becoming “nothing but a distant memory” by September; I really don’t want that to happen – again – in 2019! I don’t know why, but I have struggled with time management since I can remember, forever wishing for more hours in a day. And seeing how many others, with the same amount of time in a day that I have, could get so many projects tackled, would only add to my frustration. Here’s to “nailing it” in 2019… starting now! 🙂 God bless you, too, and thank you for your faithful messages, much appreciated.

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