It’s that time of year again and everyone will begin to make their New Year’s resolutions. The gyms will be full for the month of January and unfortunately by February, they are back to their normal flow of people.
As we begin the new year, I’d like to encourage all of you to make a FULL commitment to living a healthy lifestyle. As you know, I talk a lot about success and what it takes to become successful. I also have found out the importance of being able to enjoy the success journey. What good is it to have success but not be healthy enough to be able to enjoy your life?
If you’re ready to begin to not only have success financially but also to have success physically, spiritually, relationally and emotionally, let’s make a full commitment without looking back. The time goes by fast. It is time to eliminate procrastination and just decide to do it. Let’s begin today by breaking out a piece of paper and pen and write these steps out.
1) Develop an attitude of gratitude.
Being thankful is good for your health. Counting your blessings not only reduces depression and stress, it also lowers blood pressure and it slows down the effects of aging.
Let’s begin right now. Write down five things that you are truly grateful for. Make this a practice in your daily life. By doing this, you will find that you will smile more and have a greater outlook on life.
2) Commit to getting in better shape.
You don’t have to become a world-class athlete or compete in a marathon. However, making exercise part of your daily routine will be an absolute blessing for you. You will feel better and you will feel much better about yourself.
Begin small and work your way up each day. You can start by taking a walk in your neighborhood. The most important part is to develop a routine and make that part of the day. For me, I found morning to be the best time to exercise. Take 30 minutes each day and stick to it. There will be many days that you don’t feel like it, do it anyway. You’ll be thankful you did.
3) Commit to getting quality sleep.
Many people see all that I do and often ask when I sleep? The reality is that I sleep very good. For me, seven hours of sleep is what I need.
It’s hard to feel your best when you are exhausted. Sleep is important to our overall health. Getting quality sleep helps you keep extra weight off and it also reduces risk from diseases. Getting the proper sleep will also help you think more clearly.
4) Commit to strengthening your relationships.
Studies show that people who have satisfying relationships with family, friends, and their community are happier. They also have fewer health problems; they live longer and they also live better.
Make a commitment to have better relationships with all people. This all begins with you—look for the good in people. Treat others with love, respect, and encouragement. Be the type of person that others look forward to seeing.
5) Choose to bless others.
Whether you realize it or not, you are truly blessed. I believe that we are blessed to be a blessing to others. The happiest people on earth are the ones that give the most. The givers in life are the ones who are the most fulfilled.
Look for ways and opportunities to be a blessing, they are everywhere. There are groups, organizations, churches, and families who are in need. Remember that it doesn’t always have to be about money, you can be a blessing just by spending time with people. Make a decision to make other people’s day brighter.
6) Choose to keep learning.
No matter what age we reach, it’s important to keep growing. In life, either we are growing or we are shrinking. Make a decision to keep learning.
Perhaps you’ve always wanted to learn a foreign language or learn how to play a musical instrument. Now is the time to make that choice. You are never too old to learn.
For those of you in the business world or in the field of selling, make a commitment to be the very best at it. This involves constant education.
This year, make a commitment to make this the best year of your life. We all have busy lives and it’s easy to put things off, but now it’s time to commit to being healthy in all phases of our life.
Have a healthy and prosperous week!
Regional Sales Manager RMS