After a year like this one, we all deserve a bit of respite and the space to dream. That is not to say that looking back, we don’t realize our great fortune. We do, and as we count our blessings, we also catch our breath and give space to the creation of the next to come.
December also makes us aware of the time that has passed and the miles we have run as we reflect on what has been done or not done and what lies ahead. So no matter what the moment calls for, be present. Give your presence. And no matter what you are up to, make a plan for your wellness. You can’t achieve much of anything without your health. Our minds and spirits can certainly transcend any physical experience with devoted attention and intention. But we want to encourage an understanding and collective agreement that the old way is no longer working. We need to level up our mindset and our accountability for our health and wellness and to create holistic solutions and systems that are successful and sustainable.
Success and sustainability may not sound sexy or exciting, but when you look deeper, you will find that they actually are. When you tap into the truth of the matter and you release the obstacles that are stealing your energy or your time and are holding you back, you can finally start moving forward—and frankly, that feels damn good. Having the energy and vitality to do what you want with your life is everything.
Fitness and health are a personal endeavor. Each of us is biochemically individual with unique requirements that stem from not only our genetics but also our lifestyle and our goals that rise from deep within each of our psyches and souls. The food we eat, our self-care routines, mindset techniques and workout plans will serve each of us best if they are personalized and customized, with our individual goals in the center. I love what author Marianne Williamson says: “No one can lift the fog in your mind except you, yourself. All of us need to do something that we know is the next step in the journey of our soul’s unfoldment, and most of us know in our hearts what that is.”