Brave the New Day
Guest Post by Heart and Soul Health Coach Mike Fenton
Many folks like to begin the New Year making resolutions for changes they would like to make in their life. Most of those resolutions address these 5 areas of life.
Nutrition – I want to start eating better. I am going to start eating the things my body needs, not the things I tell myself I want.
Relationships – I have relationships I would like to change from broken, to thriving, secure, loving, & meaningful relationships with those I care about most.
Vocation – I am tired of this job and want to find new work.
Physical Activity – I am going to start doing something that gives me some form of exercise.
Spirituality – I am going to start attending church, or spend time reading The Bible.
So where are you at now? Are you following through with your intentions? Some of you have and some have not. Perhaps you have fallen off track for some reason or another and now feel discouraged.
There is no reason to feel discouraged because each new day presents us with the opportunity to start anew. We can get back on track and start working towards our goals. Just because you did not eat right yesterday does not mean you can’t start eating better today.
Relationships sometimes take time to heal, but as long as they are moving forward in a positive direction, be happy for that.
Finding a new job will take time, but knowing what you don’t want is the first step.
Putting a little physical activity into your life can be as simple as going for an evening walk after dinner. You will find that doing anything will make you feel better than doing nothing. Start with something simple and work on that gym membership later.
There are so many ways to have a more spiritually enhanced life. If you do not belong to a church take time to do some research on different beliefs and teachings. Visit different churches until you find one that resonates with you. The easiest way to a more spiritual life is to begin reading The Bible (borrow one from a friend if you don’t have one), the words you read will give you the inspiration to Brave the New Day.
“The world stands aside to let anyone pass who knows where he is going”
David Starr Jordan (1851 – 1931)