Let's Hold Each Other to THIS New Years Resolution

January 1, 2017

Forget New Years Resolution.  Let’s try something that has more of a ripple effect on our whole life.  I’d like to challenge you (and myself) to a different resolution.  Oddly, it’s one learned from my 2 year old.  She’s always happy, good-natured, and healthy (rarely sick & never for long).  What does she do right?  Here’s a list I came up with as I observe her.  Let me know if you’re up for this year’s challenge.

  • Wake up singing & smiling.  I really want this!  She ALWAYS does it.  I’m going to aim for at least 30 seconds of this.  She easily goes for 30 minutes. 
  • Reflect on your day before bed.  It’s no joke; she talks for 20-30 minutes.
  • Stick to a routine for bed & meals.  Try to eat and sleep at roughly the same time daily. 
  • Drink lots of water
  • Get plenty of sleep.  She sleeps 14 hours/day…if only we had the luxury. 
  • Jump at the opportunity to play
  • Run around all day long
  • Eat only whole ingredients
  • Avoid processed food and processed sugars.  Enjoy it in it’s natural forms. (fruit, dates, etc.)
  • Enjoy music every chance you get.  Dance when you hear music.  Sing all day long.  Play music.
  • Ask for help.  She’s too independent but she asks for help when she needs it.
  • Socialize but balanced with alone time
  • Include others
  • Just get excited over everything!

She is a constant reminder of what’s good and natural; therefore healthy and happy.  I hope we can all work on these things together.  Happy New Year!

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