Happy 2021! Now that the new year is upon us, there are so many New Year Resolutions that we might act upon but which ones could lead to a healthier and happier you? A New Year Resolution that will help you achieve a new you with a healthier and happier life should focus on your health – every single aspect of your it, not just exercise or diet. 

In my last blog, about a New Year, New You, I asked you to rate your health in 4 key areas. In case you missed it, you can read the entire blog here.

In those 4 key areas, Physical, Emotional, Mental, and Spiritual, assess your current state on a scale of 1-10; 0 means you are doing nothing to contribute positively to these areas, or things are bad, and 10 means they are the best they can be. 

You now have your number. Ideally, we all want to have a 40. 

What did you rate your health? This number might be humbling. It might be scary. But you shouldn’t worry because there is always room for improvement. To better ourselves, we have to open up and be vulnerable.

Now, let’s take a look at how you rated yourself in each of the areas. Here are some strategies you can enact to make sure you are getting better in each of these areas:

Emotional: How are your emotions? Are you happy? Angry? Frustrated? Grateful? Whatever your emotions, now find the source of them. If needed, make it a priority to get outside help. Mental health is a serious topic and shouldn’t be ignored! If your emotional state is constantly angry, sad, frustrated, or unfulfilled and you continue to ignore it, it may destroy your health and wellbeing. You deserve better. Successful people always get help, and it is a sign of strength, not weakness.

A strategy I use when I have negative emotions is to put one or both hands in my heart, close my eyes, and breathe. I bring all the energy from my head to my heart. Now I am centered and peaceful as I am heart-centered. This takes less than 5 minutes. 

In addition, keep up a Gratitude Journal and write down something every single day before going to bed, just a few sentences about what you are grateful for.

Mental: Read good books. Go to educational or leadership workshops. Associate yourself with people who have what you want in your life. Disconnect from negative media and negative people. Remember, if you are taking in good things, you will give good out, and if you take in garbage? Well, you don’t want to give out garbage. You get to choose positive versus negative.

Spiritual: Take 30 minutes of your time and just sit and do nothing but think. That time has exceptional value, especially in a busy schedule. You can write down whatever shows up, but do not analyze it. Create this habit for yourself, and you will get a lot more insights about your life. Learn to take time away from the hustle and bustle and let your gut guide you. 

Take time to meditate. Get in touch with your higher self. Read from your faith-based books.

I do the above things all of the time and have found that this helps me get clarity in all areas of my life. 

Now ask yourself: what are you currently doing? What you should be doing? Why? I would love to find out your answers and be part of your life. Don’t hesitate to contact me. If you are interested in setting up a free consultation, or just want to learn more, email me at rkchotalia@gmail.com or send me a message.

I am here to guide you and coach you to a Happy New year and Happy you.