January is my all time favorite month to slow down and reflect on myself and everything that I want to accomplish throughout the new year. Like many of you, I begin this self discovery journey at the gym. My house has been full of guests this past holiday month and as a result I’ve put myself on the back-burner. I’ve dropped all my good habits (gym included) and I haven’t done anything even remotely healthy in what seems like forever.
With my daughter having just left for college this morning and with everyone getting back to their routines, I’ve found myself with an empty house and an entire day to think. Quiet can be a good thing… It forces me to look within and think of ways I can make things better... Better at home, better at work and last but not least, better for me. Heading back to my favorite ‘me’ place, the gym, has encouraged me in my quest to shift my habits. Working out not only clears my mind but I find that it helps me approach everything in a much more positive and productive way. Love that and I love that it’s ok to start over with a new slate each and every year. ;)
January is not only my favorite month for strategizing and strengthening personal goals but it also happens to be my birthday month… Yay! Nothing like gaining a year in age to help remind you of what’s most important.
As I’m looking forward to pushing myself to try new things in both work and health, I encourage you to do the same. Change doesn’t need to be major nor happen overnight… baby steps work just as well. ;)
Hugs and Happy New Year everyone!