Here’s to your New Year Evolution!
Someone recently asked me what my New Year’s resolution was for this coming year. As I proceeded to answer, I realized that what seemed like resolutions, were to me, actually evolutions, or ways that I wanted to grow as a person. This got me thinking…
According to Mirriam-Webster, there are ten definitions of evolution. The one that I’m most drawn to is: a process of continuous change from a lower, simpler, or worse to a higher, more complex, or better state. The synonym for this definition is growth.
Now lets take the word, resolution. Again, several definitions are listed, with one being: a position arrived at after consideration. One synonym for this definition is conclusion.
In my opinion, resolution, although a good word, don’t get me wrong, seems to indicate stillness, non-movement, finality. Isn’t that the opposite of the idea of growth? Furthermore, doesn’t it feel more positive to think of growing and expanding instead of being stagnant and still?
So, I propose this to everyone reading… Set a New Year’s Evolution!
Truly look at growing in a forward direction as a person this year. Set meaningful goals that are close to your heart. Rise above the “I want to get in better shape because I don’t like what I see.” Change the thought to “I love myself so much that I want to be my healthiest so I can live a longer life with my loved ones,” (just one example of many – email me if you want more).
There certainly is more to the idea of losing weight or spending more time reading, bla bla bla. PUSH YOURSELF TO FIGURE OUT WHY YOU WANT TO DO THOSE THINGS…find out who you are, what makes you tick, what do you love and why. I’m suggesting and challenging you to see beyond the physical, go against the grain, and when doing so, come at it from a very positive, fearless place. Don’t try to resolve an issue, EVOLVE!
Blog postings by Natalie Maddox Rougie, AP, DACM owner of Palm Wellness in Tampa, FL.