Setting Goals

Hello Natural Health Family. I hope everyone was able to enjoy the great weather we had this weekend. It looked like winter made one final comeback, but it looks like now we are off to spring weather. Spring is a great time for change and new beginnings. Only this year it appears the changes seem to be more dramatic. If it feels like life is getting overwhelming or you feel like you have lost direction, it is important to do things that will ground you and keep life in more balance.  

    Setting some goals that you would like to achieve is a good way to organize your mind. These can be small goals so as to not be overwhelming causing other issues. Setting goals or having a clearer picture of what you want in life can help your mind be more collected and not so  scattered. Goals can be as simple as finding time to help others, calling a friend or relative every week, or setting aside time to do something you want to do. 

    Morning routines are another great way to stay balanced. Having a morning routine can help you feel more in control of your day. If you already have a morning routine then stick with it and maybe add some journaling to gather your thoughts before the day starts. If you don’t have a routine yet then do your best to implement one. A morning routine can include the following: movement or exercise which is important to get your body energized for the day, reading a book for self improvement, meditation, journaling, and others. A morning routine is a great way to focus your mind and body for the day so you can adapt better to the stress of life. The routine should be something that you would do to keep your mind and body healthy while also enjoying it. It might be hard at the start because it is something new but give it a week and it will get easier and easier.  

    When life gets stressful we tend to fall in similar habits and patterns that keep us doing the same thing everyday. It causes more of a Bill Murray Groundhog Day experience. When this happens we can snap out of it by doing something different or spontaneous during the day such as going for a walk, listening to some music, or watching something funny. Also, planning to do something at the end of the day or end of the week so that you look forward to something can help lift your spirits during this time. 

    It is difficult to know when the current situation we are in will resolve itself. However, we have had similar experiences in the past before and it always seems to work out. We may not be able to change or control what is going on, but we can help ourselves better adapt to life changes by keeping ourselves healthy and enjoying the little things in life. Spring is a time for change and we will change for the better. Have a wonderful week.