There are simple approaches to integrate change into your life. Can you do more to cultivate new habits, increase happiness, nurture self-confidence or just lose a few pounds?

With a new year comes new responsibility. Before the start of last year, I felt pressure to adjust both personally and professionally. How do you feel about starting a new year? What would you do to change things up a bit?

Here are some fun ideas that might get you thinking:

  1. Create a Dream Board and add to it at least once a week, then follow through.
  2. Ambition mixed with humility is a great combo. Strive to become the humblest person you know.
  3. Eat a floret of raw cauliflower or broccoli, so you can truly appreciate how much better it is roasted. 
  4. Make Champagne popsicles.
  5. Write a love letter by hand.
  6. For balance and prospective, endeavor to make your least favorite co-worker or employee your new favorite, or at least try.
  7. Set your digital clocks on a 24-hour rotation (as in military time), then figure out what (the new) time is at 3:00p.m.
  8. Try things upside down: peel a banana like monkeys do – from the other end, sleep in your bed with your head at the foot (maybe you can catch your six to eight hours’ worth of sleep this way) and, in the morning, pour milk in a bowl before your cereal.
  9. Start a food journal that reflects your behavior. You can track when and why you over-eat. Counting calories and maintaining a healthy diet still count, but this may be a different approach. See additional Nutrition information in our Resource Library.
  10. Add one new movement to your exercise routine.  It may help you lose a few extra stubborn pounds that you haven’t been able to shake.

See if life improves using some of these suggestions. To take care of ourselves, our families, and each other, we need to do more than yesterday. Happy New Year!      

For more inspirational tips and fun ways to be more active and healthy, reduce pain associated with arthritis or injury or increase your balance this New Year, check out our website at www.lorimichielfitness, visit our Facebook page, email us or simply call us at 818-620-1442 for a movement consultation.

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