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I love the new year. It is such a wonderful time to reflect on the last year and recognize your blessings, your improvements, and yes, even your shortcomings. I love that every January, the whole world is thinking about self-improvement.
Each year, I (like many of you) choose one word to help guide my own self-improvement throughout the year. Last year, I chose the word PEACE. I chose it because I tend to have a lot of anxiety over things that really don’t matter all that much in the long run. It was a really good word for me this past year. While I can’t say that I was always peaceful and calm, the word was a great touchstone for me and helped to bring me back to center when I did get anxious and overwhelmed.
This year, I wanted to choose a word that would help me to continue to rid myself of unnecessary anxiety and worry. I will continue to remember to be at peace, but I also need to address the actual cause of my anxieties.
The word I have chosen for 2015 is NOW. I get anxious because I cannot control the future. I get anxious because I procrastinate things too often. I get anxious because I am worrying about all 500 things on my to-do list for the day instead of just concentrating on what I can do right now. I get anxious because sometimes I simply can’t do everything I am supposed to do because of health issues.
While I have been able to be more peaceful about all of the undone things this last year, I hope to now focus on what I can do right now to alleviate any of my worries.
I made a printable to remind me of how my 2015 word will apply in various areas in my life.
If you would like to download one for yourself, you may do so here: New Year, New Me Printable
Mostly, I want to focus on not procrastinating the important things in each area of my life. “Do it now” is going to be mantra this year.
I spend too much time worrying about how much time something is going to take me, or how much money it is going to cost, or whatever. Instead, I need to just get going and do it now!
“Begin, the rest is easy.” There is so much truth to that quote, and I need to remember it.
So if I want to eat better, I am not going to stew over how much time it takes to make a salad (oh how I hate chopping vegetables!) compared to how much time it takes to throw something in a microwave.
If my youngest daughter can make a salad, so can I! And I can do it now.
If I want to exercise, instead of wasting time thinking about it, I need to just get outside and walk right now. I’m always so happy when I do.
When I have (what feels like) two million items on my to-do list, I will not let that overwhelm me. Instead, I will go through the list and systematically do the things I can do right now and have peace about the rest.
I will take better care of myself by supporting my immune system—so I can actually do all the things on that long to-do list! Ester-C 24-Hour Immune Support can help me do that in 2015.
I found it amongst all of the other vitamins and supplements in Wal-Mart, and I’m excited to see how using it regularly will help to support my immune system.
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Since a good portion of my procrastination is directly related to how I feel physically, I am looking forward to taking better care of myself this year with this wonderful product.
The NOW principle will apply very well across all areas of my life, and help me nip the anxiety in the bud.
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