Tuesday, January 08, 2013

Seven Days Into the New Year

"Nobody can go back and start a new beginning, but anyone can start today and make a new ending"
Maria Robinson

Happy Tuesday!

We are one week into 2013 and I am curious how many people wrote down new goals of things they want to accomplish in 2013.

January is a great month to set goals and to start on a new path to accomplish them.

It is said it takes 21 days to establish a habit.  Once a habit is establish it becomes ingrained and automatic and if it a positive one it can help you achieve your goals for 2013 (and for life).

So let's say your goal for 2013 is to eat a healthy diet.

Each day either at the beginning or the end of the day you would write "Today I am going to eat healthy." or "today I made healthy food choices".  It may entail you actually writing out what you propose to eat or what you ate.

I ate a banana and yogurt for breakfast with coffee.  I had a salad and fish for lunch.  I had an orange for a snack.  I had chicken and brocolli for dinner with strawberries as dessert.  (this is an actual healthy eating day for me except the fish for lunch I usually double up on grilled or baked chicken).

If I eat something outside of these basic healthy choices I do not just decide to stop eating healthy.  I write it down.  I accept I am human and prepare myself to do better the next day.  Healthy choices as opposed to perfection will aid me in accomplishing my year end goal.  Persistence is important.  Do not give up.  Do not get discouraged.

I share this with you because I want to let you know it's never too late to start or re-start working towards your 2013 (or life ) goals.

So join me.  Feel free to share your 2013 journey with me via email ChaplainDow@yahoo.com or via Facebook at Chaplain Dow.  Let's walk this success journey together.

Stay Safe

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