If you’ve been following me for a while you’ll know that I’m not a big fan of New Year’s resolutions. Mainly because resolutions simply add extra stress to your life and quickly fall by the wayside, making them not very useful.
So, instead of New Year’s resolutions, I’ll tell you a little secret that goes a long way in helping you achieve manageable goals for this year.
Instead of stressing about the things you can’t do, why not celebrate the things you can?
Everyone has limitations and it is very common among the people I work with. Osteoarthritis, COPD, joint replacements, heart problems, osteoporosis and the list could go on. Physically, life is not as easy as it used to be and it can negatively affect your view of everything.
That’s why I ask you to do this in 2024.
Don’t focus on what you can’t do, but focus your thoughts on what you can.
Can’t do 10,000 steps? It doesn’t matter if you can walk through your living room or get to the end of the street and back.
Can’t you get up off the ground? Can you practice pouncing next to the kitchen counter?
Look around you and find a movement/activity/exercise that CAN do.
And when you do what you can do, give yourself credit. Don’t compare yourself to other people or what you could do before. Be excited about what you can do now.
Remember, the key to progress It is coherence. By focusing on the things you can do, you are creating habits that will have a big impact over time. So instead of stressing about what you can’t do, welcome 2024 by celebrating what you can.