It's That Time of Year...
About 2 weeks ago many of us ambitiously set aggressive new years resolutions with the intent to change our lives! Do you remember them?
You're going to eat healthier and exercise regularly.
You're going to start waking up earlier to meditate or finally try yoga.
You're going to stop working so much and start spending more time with the people you love.
You're going to reconnect with old friends, or finish reading that pile of books sitting on your nightstand.
Typically (at least for me) it's around this 2-week mark that my determination starts to fade and I start to slip back into old habits... but not this year!
This year I decided to ask for some inspiration and help from my good friend Megan over at My Whole Food Habit.
Megan has generously agreed to create a 30-day wellness challenge for The Loveumentary community.
Starting on the 15th of January I'm turning the blog over to her. Every day she's going to leave a post on the blog that will to show us how easy it is to take better care of ourselves.
This is important for many reasons:
- Taking care of yourself (aka practicing self love) is essential to creating amazing relationships. When you are emotionally, physically, spiritually, intellectually, and socially healthy, you have SO much more to offer those you love. And who wants to be a mediocre lover?
- Keeping your resolutions shows your level of commitment to keeping your promises to yourself and others. The level of intimacy and commitment you experience in your relationships is directly correlated to your ability to develop trust. And your ability to develop trust is 100% reliant on your ability to make and keep promises. In other words, awesome relationships = making and keeping promises with people. Prove to yourself that your word is good by making a promise to yourself (or a resolution) and keeping it!
- Happiness comes from progress and growth. We are often scared of change, but change is what makes us strong, helps us learn, and makes us happy. If you're feeling unfulfilled, stuck, or depressed, it might be because you just need to shake things up a bit. There aren't many better ways to do that than to introduce some new and uncomfortable habits into your life.
The thing I love about Megan and the challenge she has put together is that she puts a strong focus on overall wellness. So, the next 30 days won't just be dedicated to doing exercise and eating healthy. She's also going to encourage us to nurture our most important relationships, show us easy ways to stimulate our minds, and guide us through a little spiritual growth.
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You can also follow the challenge on The Loveumentary Facebook and Instagram pages. And don't forget to follow My Whole Food Habit on Facebook and Instagram for more amazing wellness tips, recipes, and ideas.
If you REALLY want to take this challenge seriously, join the Loveumentary's 30 Day Challenge Facebook Group for daily encouragement and support from other people all over the world who will be doing the challenge with you!
Let's help each other stay committed to those resolutions! When we change ourselves, we change the world.