I hope each one of you had a glorious, safe and joyous holiday season. It surely seems to me that this one “whooshed” by in a hurry. I know we all enjoyed the bountiful choices of delicious food and drink with our families, friends and peers. Food is certainly a major focus of those days between Halloween and New Years Day.
This, the 4th day of January of 2010 has me asking.....”What are your goals for this year?” As a personal fitness trainer and wellness coach, my interests are in your health and fitness goals, specifically. Is this the year that you finally decide to take the needed steps to gain control of your eating disorder? Of your escalating blood pressure? Of your high cholesterol? Of your ever expanding waist line?
In 2010, will you vow to be kinder to yourself? Will you stop passing judgment on why you aren’t more productive? Will you be more understanding and forgiving of yourself when you just can’t seem to manage your time more efficiently?
Will you recognize what a wonderful spirit you have? Will you see the goodness in all your intentions & deeds? Will you stop punishing yourself for not living up to your impossible perfections and high expectations that you set for yourself?
Is this the year that you look deep within your soul and find that person that you once loved.... that person that once truly loved everything about life?
In this, the beginning of a new decade, will you promise to be more patient with your children and your pets? Will you reach out to those that are silent and shy & to those that are in need of friendship and may lack attention? Will you assist and help those that ask?
2010 brings the opportunity of a makeover! A new you that realizes “I can’t do it all... as much as I think I can... I cannot. And I must ask for help.” A new you that is forgiving of setbacks, forgiving of lapses in will power, & forgiving of episodes of procrastination.
2010 is the year of forgiveness. 2010 is the year to give yourself and others “a break.”
As we all take inventory of our lives, ourselves, our relationships and give some thought to what I proposed above...... let me leave you with my rendition of the Serenity Prayer:
“God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change... and give up trying to change them for heavens sake!
Grant me the courage to change the things I can.... and get out there and change them and quit "Beetching" about it!
Grant me the wisdom to know the difference...... and to stop wasting time and energy on things that I have no damn control over!”