A new beginning to a New Year

Wednesday, January 9, 2019 - 09:22
Hot Paws

The New Year has begun, and we hope yours has started like ours with lots of snow! Such a perfect time to play outside and spend time with family all while staying warm and comfortable.

How are everyone’s resolutions coming along? Did you make any or are you still not sure where to begin? A common theme as one year ends and another begins is to take a moment to reflect on all of the highs and lows and gather some perspective as we move into the new year. Setting resolutions at the beginning of January has been around for about 4,000 years – but how do we stick to them?

It’s not a good idea to get overly ambitious with your resolutions because it is all too easy to lose sight of them within a couple of weeks. The key is to set small and achievable goals that are still significant enough to give you that feeling of accomplishment when you follow through on them. The most popular areas to resolve are: fitness, healthy eating, saving money, career promotion or raise, mental-health, self-care, etc. If any of these areas are on your lists, a great approach would be to narrow down your goal and set some realistic intentions that you can reach daily or weekly.  

Another approach to New Year’s resolutions involve assigning a theme for the next 365 days. A theme comes from a word that resonates with you that you find is lacking from your everyday life. Some themes could include: clarity, consistency, happiness, positivity, movement, etc. The nice thing about setting a theme is that every day you get to choose to be mindful of that theme and simply let it unfold from there. Finding enjoyment in some small healthy behaviours that relate to your theme can be a refreshing way to set yourself up for some positive change in the new year.

So, challenge yourself. Nourish your mind, body and soul this year and make every step of your journey an intentional one. #findyourhappyplace

♡Hot Paws

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