Happy March New Year

Setting resolutions in the height of winter has always seemed impractical to me. I vote for moving New Year’s Day to March 1 or even push it to the first day of spring. I’m not a resolution-setter, but Spring feels like a more natural time of year to shed bad habits, implement new routines, and focus on change. Take all of the ideas you’ve been deliberating all winter and spring into action.

It’s not that I don’t get busy in the winter, I do. Getting outdoors for long walks, cross-country skiing, or show-shoeing is wonderful, but I also appreciate that the cooler temperatures encourage a kind of partial hibernation. It’s acceptable to snuggle up with a good book, work on projects indoors for hours at a time, consume hearty soups and stews and drink warm beverages. A golden opportunity to ponder and reflect without the pressure of action.

One of the things I ponder is my Word of the Year. This is a great exercise to set your intentions for the coming year. If you’re not familiar with it, check out Christine Kane’s explanation of her simple process to choose a word that will energize you, act as a guide for action, and keep you focused throughout the year. My word for this year is DIG. More on that in the future.

I’m also a big fan of listening to podcasts on my daily walks. Need a pick-me-up to brighten the last of the cold, gray winter days or to counterbalance the weight of the daily news? Check out This American Life podcast.

What are you thinking about tackling in 2020? If you need help edging into action with March around the corner, I’m here to support you.

Struggling with a stubborn issue like digestive distress, chronic headaches, or just confused about what to eat in order to support your best health? Consider scheduling a complimentary consultation on the phone or in-person at my home office in Braintree or at Good Life Holistic Therapies in W. Bridgewater.

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