What are your wellness wishes for the upcoming year? Imagine you were granted three wishes, what would they be?
- Eat Healthier?
- Move more?
- Reach a Healthy Weight?
Looking at statistics of top New Year’s resolutions for the past years, these three made it on the list. People are looking to improve their health with the advent of a new year. Perhaps, you might be feeling the same. At the beginning of the year, your motivation is high coupled with excitement. Unfortunately, motivation also wanes. As a matter of fact, studies have shown –
“Less than 25% stay committed to their resolutions after just 30 days and only 8% accomplish them” – 2018 Forbes article.
What’s more effective than New Year’s resolutions? According to the article, set specific goals.
Before you Set Goals
However, before setting specific goals, I invite you to refresh your Wellness Vision! If you’ve read my blog in the past year, I’ve emphasized the value of writing down a Wellness Vision. A simple yet powerful statement, giving you the clarity of what matters most to you. And its connection to your health and well-being.
The process of determining your vision involves deep self-reflection. When I was first introduced to this concept of self-reflection and self-discovery, I was hesitant to face my fears. But, when I opened my heart, it also opened my eyes. As a result, I saw possibilities of becoming the person who I was created to be. A wondrous transformation inside and out, which is by the way, continues to be a work in progress.
When you write your Wellness Vision, seek the deeper meaning behind it. Play the ‘‘Why Game’! Keep asking why until your answer gives you profound insight of your truest desires. Let me give you an example of how I applied this in my situation. A few years ago, I found out I was at risk for prediabetes and needed to make changes in my lifestyle to lower my risk. For this reason, one change I desired was to reduce sugar intake.
Here’s the series of Whys, I asked myself:
- Why should I reduce my sugar intake? To lower my risk for prediabetes
- Why do I want to lower my risk? For optimal health and alleviate worry of risk for Type 2
- Why do I want optimal health? To have the energy to serve my family and my community
Ultimately, your wellness wishes connect with your values. When your vision is aligned with your values, it becomes a powerful force. One that leads to success with your wellness goals.
A Helpful Guide
If you’d like more help with writing or a refresh to your 2021 Wellness Vision, I created a guide for you! Set aside time between Christmas and New Year to create a wellness vision that will take you on the right path to prioritize your health and well-being. With this intention, you’ll become the leader of your health and be the grantor of your wellness wishes.
Access the guide today! => Wellness Vision Guide
Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!
May you experience love, peace, and joy this holiday season and the New Year.