“Give yourself permission to get really clear
on what fulfils your soul
& then put your time there”
Wow! It’s already February! Where on earth did January go?
A new year is well and truly here. And, I must say, so far it has exceeded my expectations!
To be honest, at the end of last year, I wasn’t sure if I was excited about the new year to come. Like for many people, I found 2016 really tough – physically, psychologically and professionally.
Physically, I had to take a step back from the intense, very scheduled workout regime I have always had, learn to be kinder to myself and listen more closely to what my body was telling me, so that it stopped screaming at me!
Psychologically, I went on a rollercoaster of emotions as I tried to figure out who I was – as a women, a wife and as a mother. I felt I had lost the true essence of what made me me!
And, professionally, I took the big step of quitting my ‘job’ so that I could focus on my passion of energising, empowering and supporting women, through my love of fitness and movement, to evolve into the best version of themselves whilst on their own journey of becoming and being a mum.
Let me tell you, things got a lot worse, and a lot harder, as Christmas and the new year approached, which made me wonder about the new year and what it had in store for me.
But, y’know, we all have choices. And with a little support and guidance from my coach, and a little inner reflection about what I held important to me I made the commitment to myself that I was going to make 2017 a fabulous year, both for me and for my family!
So, did I sit down and write a list of new years resolutions? Nope!
Yes, I know, with a new year comes a time when so many people set new year’s resolutions.
But, did you know that research by the University of Scranton, U.S.A, suggests that only about 8% of people who make New Year’s resolutions achieve their goals! Seriously? Only 8%?!! That’s NOT good!
However, this research also indicated that you are 10 times more likely to change a desired behaviour if you make a New Year’s resolution than if you don’t.
With this in mind, and with my commitment to making 2017 amazing, I decided to join a nation-wide movement of women rebelling against the New Year’s resolutions!
Well, I have found that every year I had the “what” of what I wanted to achieve, but not necessarily the “how”. So, rather than just sitting down and writing a list of “New Year’s resolutions”, as I had in the past, and hope they would just all eventuate, I decided to go on journey with a number of other rebellious women as part of a body, mindset and mojo course developed by Nardia Norman.
This doesn’t mean I haven’t spent the past few weeks setting goals for myself. It simply means I have been delving a little deeper to truly understand myself and where I want to go with not just 2017, but with my life as a women, mother, partner and entrepreneur.
And, one of the most powerful activities I have done this month as part of this process is simply ask myself a simple question:
What do I want to feel as the clock strikes at midnight on December 31, 2017?
I wrote down words to describe what I wanted to be feeling as this year comes to an end. I explored what I meant by those words and then followed this be writing down what I would do to ensure I felt the way I said wanted to be feeling on December 31, 2017.
Fulfilled, strong and free – those were some of my words.
What would your words be?
I challenge you to sit down and ask yourself how you want to feel this year. Then delve a little deeper as to what this means to you, why and what are you going to do to accomplish these feelings.
You will learn so much about what’s important to you and where you want life to take you this year, and possibly even in the years to come.
Jody is a pregnancy and post-natal specialist, with tertiary qualifications in exercise science and registered as a Level 3 Exercise Professional with Fitness Australia.
Jody is also a mum of two small children under 5, and therefore understands the demands and challenges of being a mum.
Jody is passionate about educating, energising and empowering pregnant and post-natal women through the provision of safe but effective exercise programs and fitness sessions.
Contact me today to see how I can help you with your fitness and health!