We wish you Happy Holidays and a Healthy and Happy New Year!!
We want to thank you for your support over the years, and share how grateful we are to have you in our community.
We hope that you have joyful holidays, spend time with your loved ones, set some screen time limits (I know this will be a challenging one for me, as this is how I work!) and nourish yourselves. We hope you get to enjoy the nature, and, hopefully enjoy some time off.
As we approach the new year, let’s also take some time to talk about living on purpose.
Every day, we have a choice. We are either moving in the direction of our purpose, our values and growth, or away from them. The New Year is often the time that many people decide to make resolutions to accomplish a certain goal (get to the perfect weight, land the dream job, spend quality time with family, stop eating added sugar, stop drinking etc).
While it is important to have goals and to challenge ourselves to be better every day, it is also important to remember: how often does the euphoria of making a change towards something or achieving a goal last? Maybe 5 minutes? 5 days? 5 months? After this novelty wears off, human nature is such that we often take the accomplishment for granted and don’t fully appreciate or celebrate the achievement. The motivation may wear off, and we can dip back to the point where we started from.
Instead of only focusing on a goal, focus on the microsteps (or large steps if you prefer this) to achieve these goals. Rather than focusing on an extreme resolution, focus on the process that will naturally lead you to your BIG, deeper goals and intentions (the why behind the why behind the why).
Here are my top 5 steps for successfully getting to a goal:
1. Get to your BIG why. Ask yourself, why do you want to accomplish a particular goal?
2. Set a SMART goal; the goal has to be S-specific M-measurable A-attainable R-relevant and T-time-bound
3. Surround yourself with a support system – this may include a business mentor, a health coach, a medical team, your family, your partner, friends, therapist, support group or a combination of these
4. Do the research – explore the resources you need to succeed – (e.g., the best fit app for healthy, sustainable weight loss, or a new course you want to take to further your career or pivot in your career)
5. Build a routine – if you have no routine, there are too many variables, decision fatigue will set in, and you will fall off track to easily. In my routine reset article, I discuss the optimal habits that are the foundation of optimal health: https://drbojana.com/live-best-life-2020-routine-reset/
6. Be flexible. Your progress is not going to be linear. You are human. There will be successes, and there will be setbacks. This is normal. The goal is to get back up from a setback quicker each time and continue to move forward in the direction of your purpose, your values and growth.
To learn more about how to make meaningful change that is SAME (self-compassionate, authentic, mindful evolution), continue on to this article: https://drbojana.com/new-years-resolutions/