“In this new year, may you have a deep understanding of your true value and worth, an absolute faith in your unlimited potential, peace of mind in the midst of uncertainty, the confidence to let go when you need to, acceptance to replace your resistance, gratitude to open your heart, the strength to meet your challenges, great love to replace your fear, forgiveness and compassion for those who offend you, clear sight to see your best and true path, hope to dispel obscurity, the conviction to make your dreams come true, meaningful and rewarding synchronicities, dear friends who truly know and love you, a childlike trust in the benevolence of the universe, the humility to remain teachable, the wisdom to fully embrace your life exactly as it is, the understanding that every soul has its own course to follow, the discernment to recognize your own unique inner voice of truth, and the courage to learn to be still.”
~ Janet Rebhan

1717573“This year, I will wake up at 5am every morning to run, exercise 5 times a day, eat nothing but vegetables (all home-grown and home-cooked of course), drink nothing but water, run some more, and go to bed by 9pm…” Sound familiar?

It seems that with the beginning of every new year, we start making lists of things to take away from ourselves, in order to maintain a “happier” and “healthier” lifestyle. Then, about a month later, when the resolution is no longer shiny and new, we feel like failures because we weren’t able to stick to our crazy new regimen. This does not bring the happiness we were striving for, and without happiness there is no health. What we don’t realize is that, in order to make huge life changes, we have to make them gradually, and be willing to be patient with ourselves. We are, after all, only human.

To maintain a happy and healthy lifestyle, we don’t have to constantly and abruptly take things away from ourselves, setting ourselves up for failure. We can instead give ourselves something. We can start taking time to appreciate ourselves. The more we appreciate our body and all that it does for us, the more apt we are to take better care of it, inside and out. Yes, eat a healthier diet and drink more water because this is what fuels our bodies… but do it gradually. Yes, exercise more, do more yoga, get more massages, and meditate more because this is what keeps our minds and bodies in check… but break into it slowly. This year, instead of vowing to torture ourselves, let’s all resolve to ACTUALLY BE happier and healthier… patiently… remembering that it is a process.

In addition, we found this article on New Year Resolutions very insightful! You’ll be happy you took some time to read it.

Thank you for visiting! We at Koru wish you wellness and a very Happy New Year.