By CYN LoPINTO
It is easy to see why January is often the month associated with getting organized and finding a balance after the craziness and over-indulgent behavior practiced in December. Many of us long for structure and an orderly rhythm to our lives. We want to buckle down and take a closer look at the things we should be prioritizing.
Health is at the top of most people’s New Year’s Resolution list. This year it is number one on my list. I hope to really work on both my physical and emotional health in 2016. It is so easy to push taking care of myself way down on my daily “to do” list. I am busy and so many other things seem to be more important. But the real truth is that improving my health is the most significant task I should be addressing each day.
It is more about changing my attitude than finding the time. I have the time, if I move things around and give my physical and emotional health the priority it deserves. I think the key here is to combine these two aspects of health. First, I plan to take the time to do something every day that brings me joy and happiness which will improve my overall emotional well-being. Second, to nurture my body by making sure to fit in some form of exercise daily and eat properly so that I can fuel my body with the energy it needs. I am a vegan and love to cook, so the food part of living a healthy lifestyle is not my biggest challenge. Fitting in a consistent exercise schedule is.
I optimistically anticipate that by the time I write February’s “From The Editor” column, I am on the road to a healthier lifestyle. I hope that I have moved myself up to the top of the list and see myself as a priority. My ultimate wish is to feel more balanced and less stressed. Wish me luck!!