Live Healthy Dietitian
Food For Thought

Take a Moment to Reflect      

The New Year is upon us, and it is time to get on those resolutions and make changes, right?! Well, wait a second. Before we start moving on to the new, how about we take a moment to reflect on the past. And I don’t mean thinking about what you didn’t get done. No, scrap that. Think about the things that you accomplished instead. What was one thing that you were able to accomplish in 2016? It does not need to be a huge monumental achievement, but something that was important to you that you had wanted to do. I think most of us have at least one thing, big or small, that we accomplished during the past year.


Now I want you to think about that accomplishment. How did you do it? What changes did you make to get there? How hard did you work? Or, how easy did it end up being? What was your process to achieving this accomplishment? Give it a good thought.


Now that you have taken a few moments to think about the thing or things that you were able to accomplish last year, give yourself a pat on the back! No matter how big or how small, let’s face it, it feels good to achieve something that you set out to do! So high-five!


And now we can come back to thinking about the present, and we have an idea of how to go forward in the future.


So if your new year’s resolutions includes ways to be healthier, such as eating more fresh fruits and vegetables, and exercising, remember to think of past accomplishments so that you have that reminder that you have achieved other things in the past, and you can do this too.