A new year, a fresh start. Many of us take the time to make New Years Resolutions. Goals to work towards. Intentions for the upcoming year. I personally think that its a great thing to do! To take the time to set these intentions, we are looking inward, and creating a clear vision of what we would like our lives to look like. Now, the harder part may be to remain focused in order to achieve such goals.
Most of us want to be healthier. We want to take better care of our bodies... Eat Better. Sleep More. Exercise Regularly. Receive Massages. I have witnessed the fluctuations in healthy habits within myself and with my clients. From this experience, I would like to offer just a few tips for staying on that healthy train...
- Start Small. Trying to add too much too soon is overwhelming, and usually leads to burnout. Want to achieve 10 new healthy habits!? Great!! Let's start with just one or two, then once they become routine, begin to explore more.
- Schedule Your Appointments. In my experience, the best way to make that Thai Massage, Yoga Class, Personal Training Session... Schedule It! If it's in the calendar, on the books, for the best time possible.. That's when we are more likely to commit and make it happen.
- Avoid Over - Scheduling. Yes, Book those Appointments! But remember not to over-commit yourself. Find a comfortable schedule. Start small, then add more if necessary.
- Find Your Balance. Remember, what works for one may not work for the next. The Number 1 Question that I hear: "How often should I get a massage?" To which I always answer: "Everyone is different." Find a schedule that keeps you feeling balanced, and relaxed. If it begins to stress us out, then we are defeating our purpose. What does your schedule allow? Your budget? What is your body saying that it needs & how often? Start there.
I hope you find these suggestions helpful. I am grateful to be providing service of health and healing. It is an honor to work with you and I look forward to seeing you soon!