How has your January been so far? January can be a challenging month; often we have over indulged with food, drink and spending cash during December leaving us feeling sluggish, tired and with a foggy mind.
If the health of our body and bank balance was in a poor state before the festivities, the chances are that it’ll seem worse. Lack of motivation or feeling confused about what to do and where to start may lead to procrastination over dealing with your aspirations for great heath in this new year. If you’re feeling like this then perhaps using January as a stepping stone to better health would be best at this time of year.
I’ve noticed lots of people embarking on REGIMES or CHALLENGES, however I choose to take things slowly. A GENTLE JANUARY that’s what I desire! It’d be so easy to just dive into everything at work and play, but somehow in the weeks after the festivities I believe nurturing is the way to be.
I’m choosing to take things slowly. I’m getting back into a routine and re-establishing foundations of good nutrition, sleep and exercise in a GENTLE way – see My Top Ten Health Heroine Tips to help you get ‘back on track’.
At this time of year I also love to de-clutter and cleanse – clearing space for magic. Essentially, I clear out the OLD and make space for the NEW, for example, when I’m about to get my food plan back on track I start with the practical tasks, which are common sense but sometimes take a little courage and conviction:
- I clean the fridge out completely and remove all foods and drinks, which don’t fit my plan – removing may mean throwing out or storing in the larder (NOT eating until it’s finished!).
- I only chill wine and beer when I have consciously chosen to drink it.
- I move the coffee away from the kettle and put it in the larder.
- I may start to eliminate the food, drink and habits which aren’t serving me and replace them with nourishing foods and drinks to support me
I also start to think about what my health goals will be for the coming year. I’ve been asking my clients this week to think of three words which describe how they want to feel this year (with regards to their health) and also to think of something they want to do or experience with their great health this year. It’s wonderful to think of making changes which will enable enhancement to our lives, for example, being able to go for a walk without feeling out of breath, being to choose to wear a gorgeous outfit, waking up every morning feeling energetic. What are your three words for your New Year health goals?