By Dr. Nasha Winters, ND, FABNO
As we all know, each new year brings new resolutions. Unfortunately, yearlong resolutions usually end way before the end of the year, many before the end of January. The truth is, setting a goal for an entire year sets us up for failure.
Instead, I believe we should look at every day as a new day to grow. It’s then that we will experience small victories, which will build onto one another and lead us to accomplish our big goals.
Earlier this month I had a meeting with Ivelisse Page, Executive Director and Co-Founder of Believe Big and we discussed the best ways to begin your year. Ivelisse shared that she is beginning her year using the SELF Journal created by BestSelf Co. The SELF Journal “empowers you to plan your goals, take imperfect action to reach them, and be intentional in your every day.” The journal guides you through your morning and evening routines as well as your 13-week roadmap to focus on your quarterly accomplishments. As you achieve your quarterly accomplishments, you progress towards achieving your yearlong goals.
Another way to set intention for your year is by choosing one word to be your motivation for the year. Ivelisse’s husband, Jimmy Page, co-authored, “One Word That Will Change Your Life,” which helps you discover your word, bringing purpose and meaning to your life throughout the year.
Whatever it is that you choose to begin your year, I hope you choose to see every day as a new day to grow.