Happy New Year! Whether you made your New Year’s
Resolutions as a formal written plan or you just have some thoughts wandering in your head about how you would like your life
to change, these tips will help you. We have also prepared a New Year’s Resolution packet for you, your family and friends
to help them make their lives better in 2010.
Draw a line in the sand. Research
shows that more than fifty percent of the people who make New Year’s Resolutions do not keep them. If
not now, when? How many years in a row have you made similar resolutions? Whether it is to lose weight, take care of your
spine, improve your relationships, start that new venture or give up abusive habits, these goals will not be reached until
you commit to making the changes that YOU know YOU need to make.
In the New Year’s Resolution packet, you can write down
the things you know you want to change. List the immediate and long term changes and make a note as to why those changes matter
to you. Make your reasons compelling so that you have the lasting motivation to stick with it and draw a line in the sand.
Stay conscious about the changes by keeping your packets with you to remind you of your commitments and draw a line for yourself
by not tolerating going back.
Think about what you are gaining.
Too many people give up on their New Year’s Resolutions because they think about what they are depriving themselves
of and not about what they are gaining. As an example, when you lose weight you are also gaining energy and a feeling of youthfulness.
are so many “gains” that will improve your life with your commitment to your New Year’s Resolutions. Shifting
the way you think will result in a more positive attitude towards life, people, your work and your skills. You will begin
to feel a sense of control over your situation and circumstances. You will begin to have more fun.
There is an exercise in the New Year’s
Resolution packet where you can take a Personal Energy Inventory and begin to organize your habits and your energy to help
you reach your goals. By completing this exercise, you will discover an innate sense of energy that will fuel your new habits
and new life during this New Year.
Make your health your top priority.
When you lose your health, everything stops. Many people list different ways they can improve their health. Chiropractic Lifestyle
Care belongs at the top of the list. Pain relief is one thing and having your body function at a very high level is another.
Maybe this will be your year to get off the pain and sickness roller coaster ride and take your health to the next level.
If you or your loved ones have been crisis motivated, then consider it a crisis that you have made the same resolution over
and over again and not kept them. It’s a crisis if your life revolves around pain relief and symptom masking drugs,
feel tired and sluggish, and are not expressing your innate, genetic capabilities to the fullest. Don’t wait for a heart
attack, herniated disc or serious illness? Make this your year that you turn your power on. Adjust your lifestyle today and every day in 2010 and this will be your best year ever!