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                     Mindful Monday                                                                     
Alternative To A New Years Resolution

At the end of 2019, many people look to wipe the slate clean and start fresh in 2020. It’s great to gain momentum to create what you’d like in the year ahead, but setting New Year’s resolutions can also set you up for disappointment if you start veering off the path. 
Here’s an alternative to setting New Year’s resolutions:   Step 1: Start with taking five slow deep breaths or choose a mindfulness activity to clear mental and emotional space, so you can gain clarity on what you’d like to welcome in 2020.
Step 2: Grab a piece of paper to note the types of experiences you’d like to have in the year ahead or to jot down any personal attributes you’d like to focus on. You can also draw or collage your thoughts if you’d like!
Step 3: Pick one word, rather than a resolution, that’s can become a focal point that you can return to in the year ahead. See if you can make this a gentle and kind word for yourself.
Step 4: Once you have the word, you can write it and put it up in your office or home, where you’ll see it in the year ahead.
What are you looking to focus on in 2020?


               Wellness Wednesday

Wellness Tip of the Week

Not only is it important to take care of friends and loved ones, but it is equally as important to take care of yourself.

Experts say, "You can't take care of others until you take care of yourself". 

So spend one entire day on you. 

Sleep in.

Have lunch with a friend.

Play a video game.

Go get a massage.

Go for a walk in the park. 

Watch your favorite T.V. show or movie.

Play with puppies.

Grab a smoothie.

And listen to your heart and listen to your body...
                What does it need? What does it want?

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