Fitness Tips: December 19, 2016

The new year is a great time to reset your body clock, re-calibrate your settings, and re-chart your life course. There's something motivating about using a fresh calendar to make new goals in your life. Take a moment to reflect on the past and look forward to a healthy future.

Healthy Lifestyle Tip: The Gift of Reflection

Reflecting on the past year is a good way to clear the path for the new. Reflection allows us to let go of the restraints that can hold us back and build our strategies to move forward based on the strengths associated with our accomplishments.

The benefits of the end-of-year review offer us 'lessons learned' from those situations that may have not turned out as we might had hoped, as well as those that did. Something is always working in our favor – we just need to discover what it is.

Here are 16 questions that can get you started on your 2016 end-of-year review:
  • What were my resolutions or goals for 2016?
  • What were my greatest accomplishments for 2016 that I am most proud of?
  • What are the actions I took to achieve these accomplishments?
  • What strengths did I tap into to be able to take these actions?
  • How can I apply these strengths to move forward in 2017?
  • What were the biggest challenges or barriers I faced in 2016 that contributed to not accomplishing everything I wanted?
  • How did I deal with each of these?
  • Where do I get my strength to overcome barriers?
  • How have I grown from these accomplishments and challenges?
  • What am I most grateful for as I reflect back on the year?
  • What have I learned?
  • Who are my greatest supporters or support systems that I can rely on as I move forward?
  • How can I show my gratitude and appreciation to those who have supported me?
  • What would I like to be different in the upcoming year?
  • What am I willing to do to make this change a reality?
  • What is the first step I need to take to get closer to my goals?
We wish you much health and success in the coming year.