Think about 2020, and think about how there were so many people saying how 2019 had been shit and this year was going to be their year. Well to me, if you made it this far into 2020 with reasonable mental health and still working, studying and with your loved ones you have done alright this year.
An unusual year for sure!
2020 hasn’t been anyone’s typical year by any stretch of the imagination. Some have thrived in this organised chaos, others, not so much.
So now I am going to suggest making this year different yet again.
The pre New Years Resolution!!!
Every year, about nowish, people start talking about “doing it in the New Year”, whatever IT may be. Usually it is starting to look after health, ie a new diet or exercise regime. For some reason we always look at the 1st January and this amazing date that will miraculously change how we feel about this task we are about to undertake.
So with 2020 being such a shit storm of uncertainty I am going to suggest making it a bit more uncertain, a bit more uncomfortable, and say “Stop putting it off!!!” If this last 12 months has shown me anything it is that expecting things to go your way and just keep plodding along in your day to day is so far removed from reality it isn’t funny.
Will tomorrow ever come??
The reality is we are not certain of tomorrow, so why are you living like we will go on forever?
Your health is doing one of three things right now.
1. Getting better
2. Staying the same
3. Getting worse.
Sit there now and ask yourself which one yours is doing right now. Really ask yourself.
If you are not doing regular exercise, not eating lots of veggies, not drinking enough water, over indulging alcohol, processed foods, and convenience then at the very best you are at number 2, but I don’t reckon you are at even number 2 and you know it unless you are moving regularly, eating lots of highly nutritious foods, drinking water, sleeping well and regularly and taking some time to look after yourself. If you are doing all these, this post is not directed at you, you can read on or go back to being healthy already.
Don’t shoot the messenger!!!
If you know you are not doing the best things, and are looking at just hanging off til after Christmas I am going to ask you why?
Why do you want your health to continue getting worse amidst a global panademic?
Why do you think the 1st January will absolve you of all the procrastination you are now experiencing?
Why will it stick for you in 2021 when it didn’t in 2020, 2019, 2018,etc, etc?
Why are you so comfortable being uncomfortable?
What are you getting out of that?
Now if that caused you some pain or angst asking those questions of yourself I am now going to ask you to please not shoot the messenger. I just asked. I want you to detach for a minute, step back and look at why those questions might have had you feel prickly.
Can I see why I need to do this??
For me, I know that when I put something off I can get all angsty about it. Now it is especially shitty if it something that actually aligns with my values and I put it off.
If I look at my daughter and think about what example I am setting for her, it usually gives me the kick in the butt that I need to get going. And right now I am not really talking just about exercise, I am talking about work, chores, how I treat others, my relationships, and anything that is of importance to me.
So right now, set your resolution!!!
But start it right NOW! And if it is to do with exercise and eating better pick up the ph, and message me or call me (0448 7453 539, yep my direct number) and I will do everything I can to help you get there this time. Because I know you can, you just have to have the faith in yourself as well.