Happy new year! Hope everyone had a lovely holiday season full of fun, rest, and rejuvenation. The last month brought big changes with our move from LA to Princeton, New Jersey for a new job. I’m starting to feel settled, getting into my new routines, and creating new healthy habits. I’m looking forward to all of the wonderful, exhilarating, trying, and fun experiences that 2014 will surely bring.
Thank you for all of your support – I’ve absolutely loved all of the new friends and readers, kind comments, and positive energy that all of you bring to this community. Did you see my sneak peek of what’s to come for Made to Glow over the next couple of months?
So, it’s January. A new year. A fresh start. Did you make any resolutions? If the answer is yes, how about thinking of them more as creating mindful intentions or goals — a sustainable way of living, that fits into your life in a realistic and favorable way (i.e. something that you want to do, not something you think you have to do and dread doing). The mindful part comes from staying aware of what’s working and what’s not on an ongoing basis. For instance, what if you decide you want to go for a run every morning, but find that you’re only really following through every once in awhile? It’s ok to re-evaluate – maybe it works best in your lifestyle to break up your exercise throughout the day or hit the gym after work. Check-in with yourself from time to time and most importantly…
Keep your focus on self-love and self-kindness as you strive towards your new healthy habit. If you’re cheering yourself on (and getting support from others), you’re much more likely to keep it up throughout the year. Before you know it, your resolution/intention/whatever-you-call-it will become a habit instead of a fad.
I know firsthand that changing your lifestyle can be really hard, especially if you’re not sure where to start. If you need any help, please call on me! Send me questions (firstname.lastname@example.org), post updates on Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter, or email me to set up a consultation. Together we’ll set up a game plan to help you get your glow on, and create goals that you can’t wait to hit. 2014 is here. This is your time. Go for it! I’ve got your back 😉