The Right-Now Resolution
From the desk of Sarah J. Rogers... This time of year and many people are focusing on how to improve next year – what New Year’s resolutions they will try, what they will do if they don’t keep them etc. Well, every day is an opportunity for growth and I often like to ask the question: why wait? There is so much hype about resolutions and new year, sometimes it is easier just to start now, with today – and leave the rest to be considered when you arrive. Many of my colleagues have beautifully stated some wonderful self-care ideas for your mind and body especially with the short days in winter often making things just a little harder somehow.
Over the years, I have seen many ways in which people have successfully accomplished their goals whether they were small, single step journeys, or larger multi-tiered projects. In order to make life more manageable you have to be realistic about a few things 1– your personality type and 2- what your goal really involves (how to achieve it and what it means to you/ why you have it as a goal in the first place). This is a common starting point for many goal-setting methods I have observed. Here are just a few to inspire you.
I take small pieces of paper with quotes and inspirational messages on them and fold them and put them in a vase. Whenever I feel stuck or unmotivated, I take one out and read it. It gives me the opportunity to focus on something besides my lack of motivation and keeps me from berating myself – I am then more motivated to do what I want/need to do and to work towards changing my habits. ~ Christa
I use this website called Stickk.com which enables you to share your goals with friends or simply list your goals and share them with other stickk members. You can have as detailed a profile as you want. The site sends you reminders, allows you to keep journals and EVEN allows you to pay up if you choose to use a monetary-style incentive for achieving your goals. Your goals can be ANYTHING you choose. I find it accessible and enjoyable to be consistently cheered on and definitely recommend this to other users. ~Erika
I have a friend who is my accountability partner. She and I share goals and when we need support or need to light a fire under ourselves, we contact each other. ~ Cheyla
The practitioners at OMBE are excited to support you and work with you on your health care goals. We look forward to working with you in the 2012! I encourage you to start with NOW – TODAY – and work on the small steps of the big picture. Happy Holidays and enjoy a peaceful season.
Licensed Massage Therapist
Sarah J. Rogers is a licensed massage therapist who received her training at the Cortiva Institute in Watertown, Massachusetts. Her practice focuses on the mind-body relationship and the usefulness of this connection not only for healing, but also for seeking balance in everyday life. Sarah brings her experience as an athlete and her compassion for mind-body health to her practice, inspiring growth and comfort in her clients. Along with massage, Sarah is now offering Active Isolated Stretching which can be done alone or in tandem with massage therapy. Employing techniques focusing on relaxation, neuromuscular therapy, stretching, myofascial release, and overall balance, Sarah will work with you to develop a treatment style that suits your needs.
"Good for the body is the work of the body, good for the soul is the work of the soul and good for either is the work of the other." -Henry David Thoreau.