Turn ‘One Day’ in to Today

How are your New Year’s resolutions coming along?

Are you still struggling with turning that “one day” in to “today”? One day I will stop smoking. One day I will get up early and start my exercise regime. One day I will start that detox. One day I will “spring clean” my home. One day I will start being more organized with my day-to-day tasks.

How about turning that “one day” in to today.

There are many disciplines out there that talk about the concept of visualization and putting your idea, hope or wish out in to the universe and asking for it to “show up”, the power of positive thinking, affirmations and visualizing your dreams. Whilst I think all of these concepts are wonderful and very effective at helping to invite change, it’s also equally as important to get off your butt to generate whatever change you would like to bring about, or else all those visions and hopes just end up being pipe dreams.

If this is the year that you would like to get your health and wellbeing on track, then what are you doing about it? Tomorrow, some day or one day will only keep you stuck in a perpetual cycle, every day or week being a New Year’s Day, with no resolution ever coming true.

One of my challenges is giving up coffee. I’ve been battling this addiction for years. I’ll be fabulously disciplined for a few months and won’t drink any coffee (I think I even lasted a year and a bit a few years back), but then I’ll reward myself with a lovely little soy latte on a Sunday morning after a jog and swim at the beach telling myself that it’s just a treat, and before I know it I’m back on the one-a-day coffee habit feeling slightly sluggish before I get my “hit”, walking around in the morning with an overwhelming feeling of “needing” that coffee fix. It scares the pants off me! Every day since the turn of this year I have been telling myself that “tomorrow” I’ll stop ā€¦ but that day never seems to come about. So, I am grabbing this bull by the horns TODAY and forgoing my addiction in favor of bringing about a more happy and healthy me.

I know this may sound a little neurotic, as of all the vices in the world, coffee is not THAT bad. But for me, it is. I know how I feel when I don’t drink it. I look, feel and function a million times better. So it’s a little insane for me to choose anything different don’t you think?

So, what are you not choosing TODAY, that if you would choose it would bring about a more happy and healthy you?

Are you ready to really have what you have been asking for?

Click here to read the version on SpringDay

2 responses to “Turn ‘One Day’ in to Today

  1. Hi,
    I have actually been living a totally different life sine January 1st 2011. I started eating better, exercising every single day and feel so great for it. Whilst I could not go without my one coffee a day, I have been going without much sugar which is great for me!!

    I have also given up feeling guilty about things šŸ™‚

    Grab that bull by the horns xx

    • Great to hear Yvonne!!! What an inspiration!!! Yay for you šŸ™‚ Giving up feeling guilty is such a massive weight off the shoulders, isn’t it. A while ago I too gave up feeling guilty about things and everything is so much more enjoyable now … life’s too short to punish yourself for something that’s really not that big a deal in the scheme of things. xxx

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s