Happy New Year!  

I hope everyone had a great holiday. For us it was a big change. Kevin and I celebrated here at the farm with Stella, our dog. Quiet for sure. We usually celebrate with lots of family in RI.  We did not mind. It was rather nice to relax and be together.  It topped of a year of changes...some good, some bad.  We feel grateful that the good outweighed the bad. Both of us were able to use the restrictions to get some big projects done.

On to 2021...

How are you doing?  Did you set goals for the new year?

 As we head into the third week of January, reality can start to set in. New Year's resolutions start to fade and some of our good intentions have been swept aside by life.  

Don't let this get you down!  This is the best time to reflect on the goals and resolutions you set. Ask yourself some tough questions about why they are not working out.  Then make new goals based on the reality of your situation. This saying comes to mind, "Your life does not get better by chance. It gets better by change." - Unknown   

Is it time for change?

Carefully and thoughtfully write down your new goal(s).  Ask yourself if they are SMART - Specific (but I would switch with simple), measureable, acheivable, realistic and timely.  Break this down into realistic steps that can be measured in a timely fashion.  Saying, "I want to lose 10 pounds" might be an achievable goal but how are you going to do it? What are the steps (more exercise, reduce certain foods, stress reduction)? When do you want this to be acccomplished (10 days, one month, six months?) and will the steps you outlined help you reach that 10 pound weight loss in the time you have set? How will you measure your success - get on the scale every day, once a week, once a month?

If this sounds like too much to do, maybe it is time to find a personal trainer, nutritionist, or group that can help you stay on track and motivated.  Only you can know what is right for you.

 For those of you who are staying on course - awesome!  Share with us how you keeping on track! What are some of the goals you have set and what are you doing to acheive them?

Remember, you are the only one who can make you, successful. They key is finding out the support system you need to help you acheive that success. Sometimes it is just a matter of posting them in public - go ahead and post your goals here! I will share with you some of mine!

I have big plans for 2021 - promoting my new book about helping others find better health, overcoming my fear and lack of knowledge of social media (especially with all the new platforms!), making our farm more operational (Cattle and some crops) and taking my own health to a deeper level. I have set SMART goals. I do not succeed every day but I get up the next morning with a smile and desire to, once again, move toward my goals.

Until next time...

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