How to Achieve Optimal Health & Wellness in 2017
New Year’s resolutions can be complicated – some people split them into lifestyle categories (love, health, work) while others broadly brush their goal without much thought (to be a better ….). Until a few years ago, I did what most of us do – reflected on the past year, identified changes I wanted to make, and set goals. In the moment each goal seemed doable – exercise daily, be more patient, stay in touch with friends and family, etc. Yet I “failed” to reach my goal or achieve my resolution because the expectations I placed on myself were out of reach. For me, exercise daily translated to join a gym and go seven days a week, patience morphed into me maintaining a saintly disposition and never being annoyed, and staying in touch required me calling someone I knew daily. My self-imposed expectations weren’t grounded in reality.
It wasn’t until I figured out that setting an intention for the New Year is what works for me. This approach allows me to be aware of the choices and actions I make daily. If this resonates with you, please do the same. Set a 2017 intention where you mindfully choose a new thought pattern or action instead of living on autopilot.
Why not intend to have and maintain yourself in optimal health and wellness for 2017? Does that seem too lofty or overwhelming? If it does, it might be because you don’t have the appropriate level of support in your life. This is where my 2017 intention comes into play.
For 2017, I intend to assist you in your pursuit of health and wellness every step of the way.
Through the power of intention and a solid action plan optimal health and wellness is achievable. The intention is yours, but the action plan is developed together. We will first tackle the four most common areas of health that give us discomfort when out of balance.
We do this in three broad steps:
1. Complete a personalized health and wellness consultation
2. Develop awareness & understanding of the body-mind-spirit connection
3. Use herbs, supplements, and natural health products to rebalance areas of health
Although the steps are broad, the specifics within each step are unique to you. This approach enables you to improve your wellbeing and place yourself on the path to optimal health and wellness.
Have a Happy & Healthy New Year!
Almandine Wellness Owner