Monday, January 7, 2013

Set Your Intention to Thrive

Hello 2013! Wow you came in with a bang! Tis the time of year, when holiday relaxation ends with a loaded inbox, when the gyms are the most crowded you'll see them all year, and everyone is talking about this diet, or that diet.

Let's take a second. and pause. What do you want this year to hold for you?

I've never been a fan of resolutions. Because they focus so much on what you don't like about yourself, whatyoumustchangerightnow, are lofty, don't have steps and basically just set you up for failure.

So let's drop the resolutions and start this year with some intentions. To me, an intention is something you can hold with you throughout the year, as it motivates you to be the best version of you there is. Inspired by Chris Brogan I've been working with my clients this week to come up with the 2-3 words that you want to focus on this year. I think it's a great exercise to pair down your goals into a broad vision. My 3 words for this year are: Motivate, Grow and Patience. 

I'm making a collage and hanging it above my desk. I'm saving these 3 words as my background to my computer and tablet. I'm putting them on sticky notes in places where I need a reminder. As choices and decisions come up as the year goes along I will use these as my reminders to keep me on track.
As your making your words and your intentions think about the things you love, and how you can make them greater. Don't focus on the things you hate-your weight, your stomach, your job. Because remember:
“The more you are motivated by Love,
The more Fearless &Free your action will be.” -The Dalai Lama

To start this year on a motivating and growing place, I'm so excited to announce the official launch of Thrive Forward. I mentioned it in December but this FREE, personalized online program, developed by Brendan Brazier is there to help transform your health through customized wellness topics most relevant to you—be it energy, stress, sleep, body composition, mood, or even how to eat more sustainably. Brendan’s emphasis is that this is a journey that consists of many small steps.This is not a quick fix solution. These lessons are there to get you started on a path to life long health. I am so proud of this program and what it can do to imrpove each of our lives.  There are infographics, shopping lists, recipes and so much more! I developed some of the content, will be completing the program and posting about it all year long! Once you sign up you'll take a survey to get the personalized lessons, which come in video and text form. Did I mention that it's free?
It's not about PERFECTION, It's about PROGRESS. We can all improve a little more, and in doing so will FEEL so much better. The way i eat right now is perfect for me, it gives me the most energy, but to see what I can improve I'm taking January to reset. I'm not drinking alcohol and I gave up coffee cold turkey. I'll be posting later this week about why I'm doing both, plus I have lots of recipes to share!

What are you waiting for? Set your Intention to Thrive and make 2013 your best year yet!

1 comment:

Carlene said...

Must come up with three words! You've given me tonight's project.