As Integrated Lifestyle Solutions® has developed, we have discovered that there are key elements in creating new beginnings for a successful new year. While this is not a complete list of all key elements, here are five areas that are beneficial in carving the path for a prosperous journey in the new year.
HAVE THE COURAGE TO BE CONSCIOUSLY TRUTHFUL TO YOURSELF
The element of truth serves as a guide to create a baseline for your current positioning in life. Whether it relates to health, jobs, relationships etc., having the courage to look yourself straight in the eye to accurately see where you are in life is essential for new growth and development. In the final analysis it is a relief to see the truth.
CONSCIOUSLY CREATE HEALTHY PRACTICES
Once you’ve told yourself the truth, it is easier to discover and implement tangible practices that will help you shift toward productive habits and new ways of being. Keep it simple and basic such as getting enough sleep, healthy dietary choices, getting to work on time, finding the time to exercise and training yourself to think positively about the new regime.
LEAVE THE PAST BEHIND
Avoid bringing unnecessary history into your new regime. This is the difference between self-condemnation and forgiveness. After telling yourself the truth, it is common to judge and condemn rather than forgiving and moving on to new and productive practices.
LEARN THE SPECIFICS OF EFFECTIVE COMMUNICATION
Essentially this means learning how to listen and to really hear what the other person is saying without formulating an immediate response. By listening carefully, it will help you to formulate a deeper and more meaningful connection within the communication.
Gratitude is the foundational ingredient for success. Every form of progress counts! It is the dot that leads you to the next step of accomplishment. When gratitude is truly experienced even the negatives become positive. The following is a beautiful clip on the nature of gratitude that we keep posted as an inspirational reminder on the side bar of our blog page: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YCNFnuxhtFM
HERE’S TO SUCCESSFUL NEW BEGINNINGS IN 2014!
Joe and Moni