Think about it. It's not until spring that we experience that desire to get up and get out. It's called Cabin Fever or Spring Fever. Why would we want to make changes in our lives during a time of the year where animals all around us are in hibernation? Don't you want to hibernate during the winter too? I know I do! I go to bed earlier, I wake up later and really would like nothing better than to sit all snuggled up in front of a crackling fire with a steaming cup of hot cocoa (don't forget the mini marshmallows!) I find it funny that we have created the beginning of the year that doesn't correspond with any changes in nature. It's a new year, but the same old icky I-just-want-to-sleep-in weather.
We should match our aspirations for change with the changing of the seasons. Spring is the time when animals come out and play after the long winter. Spring is the time when trees begin budding again and bulbs start popping their heads up out of the ground. Spring is when our energy is ready to wake up and start growing and changing.
I'll get this ball rolling:
This year I'm going to get back into shape for triathlons.
This year I'm going to start teaching people to change the way they feel about their bodies and their health. Our bodies KNOW how to be healthy, sometimes we just need to remind them!
This year I will get a REAL start on all of my New Year's Resolutions!