We have come to that time of year again. The frazzled, stressful, exciting, busy, and wonderful time of the holidays. Thanksgiving is up first. Many view Thanksgiving as a time of overindulgence and gluttony, which for many of us it is. Some view it as a leap off track as they try to complete health ideals they know will be seriously compromised throughout the next month. Some view it as the beginning of the end. What can we do to make sure the holidays do not derail our plans to a healthier life? One word…Plan.We have spent some time talking about planning. Lets review, first you must be honest about your goals. What are they? Are they realistic? Do they match your desire, or are they someone else’s ideas? Next, are you committed to making these goals a reality? I mean really committed because here comes the test – the holidays. What will you do to ensure your commitment? Then, ask yourself, what are the obstacles that could pop up? What will you do in response to those obstacles? How will you stay focused on your goal? Again, are you committed to these goals? Finally, relax, you will reach your goals if you are persistent and committed.
What exactly does that mean, you ask. Well, it means that the journey is more important than the end location. What you choose everyday is greater than the sum of choices on one day.