As we head into a new year, it’s the perfect time to pause and reflect. This is a practice that is valuable and can be an excellent opportunity to evaluate goals you want to set for yourself, or give yourself a clean slate and permission to start fresh.
And this can be great, but there can be a little bit of danger in this way of thinking too. Sometimes it can set an implication that whatever you are doing now isn’t enough or that drastic change is the only way to experience the type of fulfillment you are really seeking for your life.
Ok, ok, it’s true. Sometimes radical change is needed to have the impact we desire. But, more often our goals don’t require that type of extreme change and if we ignore this fact, we set ourselves up for disappointment. I’ll repeat to you what dane tells me everyday, “We have to be realistic.”
New Year’s Resolutions sometimes create an unseen pressure to become something we are not or in a timeframe that is not realistic. The key to generating greater fulfillment and achieving what we want to accomplish usually begins with an acceptance and appreciation for what we're already doing really well. In fact, if we are constantly trying to think of ways to improve ourselves, it can make it really easy to lose sight of what is actually working for us.
Let me let you in on a secret, that I myself am just learning. Growth is organic, not formulaic. It often happens in unintentional moments while we are busy working away on something we love. Think back to a time when you learned an important lesson that helped you grow. Was it a result of a carefully laid plan? Or was it related to variables completely outside of your control. I joked to a friend that 2020 had been a year of unintentional growth! It was thrust on me without my even desiring it. That being said, I learned the most about myself this past year and feel I am better for it.
So, instead of New Year’s Resolutions this year, I propose we consider New Year Integrations. Keep all the wonderful things about yourself that make you YOU, while folding in some new and exciting opportunities to challenge yourself to grow and change.
If along this next year you hope to improve your health please keep Dr Barry’s in mind. Our mission, our hope is to be there with supplements that offer healing so you can live your story to its fullest. Have a blessed year friends.
Chelsea Co-Founder of Dr Barry's Remedies