As the year is winding down the hot topic is New Year’s resolutions. Let’s be honest, these resolutions NEVER last… Very rarely do they make it through the first 3 months of the year, but I have a solution that will make it possible to truly allow those resolutions to impact your life for the better. It is a STOP DOING LIST. Often times we go from a stressful holiday season with little to no free time to the new year where we want to add all these new resolutions that TAKE UP TIME. One of the most common and highly talked about ones is exercising, typically for 45 minutes to an hour. Where are you going to find that time? It’s simple, replace that time with wasted time that you can STOP doing.
I first heard this from my mentor, Dr. Brad Glowaki and it resonated with me because it helped me realize just how valuable time really is. We all have 24 hours in a day but it’s how we spend those 24 hours that sets us up for prosperity and vitality or just the exact opposite.
As you make those New Year’s Resolutions take inventory on how you spend your time.
- What is a time suck?
- What can you do without?
- What can you delegate to someone else?
- What are you doing that doesn’t make you happy or whole?
Answer these simple questions and replace that time with time for your 2017 resolutions.
The next step is to prioritize your New Year’s Resolutions. Take note of each resolution but pick the top three on your list and decide WHEN and HOW you will do it. That which gets scheduled and planned gets done. You need to have the DESIRE, execute the plan and then you will have the OUTCOME.
Some tips to help you get started is to stop wasting time on social media, watching tv, even go to bed earlier to wake up early and conquer the day. Replace that wasted time with your prioritized resolutions for the new year. Work it into your routine, make it a habit and before you know it your life will be changed for the better.
Most importantly for your new year make sure you make your health a priority. If you wait until you think you have a problem, you definitely do. Be proactive about your health, do something daily to improve or maintain good health. Get routine check-ups, eat well, rest and sleep, move often, get adjusted, and be happy.
Wishing everyone a happy New Year!
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Dr. Jordan Wishmyer