Congratulations on making it through 21 days of healthy habit building!
I hope you’re feeling more confident on your healthy living journey.
Over the course of the past 21 days you’ve learned a lot of small lessons that you can implement to ensure you successfully implement healthier habits into your daily life.
But life has a funny way of always getting in the way, it seems. In other words, things will come up and throw you off track. All it takes is one little distraction to derail you completely from your commitments.
When this happens, try your best to get back into your healthy routine as soon as possible.
The seasonal check-in framework
If you really get off track, be sure to implement a seasonal check-in. Seasonal check-ins are similar to quarterly reviews for those of you used to thinking about the year in four quarter chunks. If you apply the seasonal frame, your seasons will look like this:
- Winter season: January, February, March
- Spring season: April, May, June
- Summer season: July, August, September
- Fall season: October, November, December
At the end of every season, take some time to review where you are currently. What goals/intentions/resolutions did you set at the beginning of the season? How are you feeling? What is going on in your life right now? What happened over the course of the season? And what is coming up in your life?
Different seasons require different goals
Set new intentions for the coming season or re-commit to your existing intentions. This seasonal check-in will allow you to stay focused on the issues at hand and keep your intentions accessible, relevant, and timely.
For example, we all know that the winter season is a big time for committing to losing weight, getting back in shape, and making positive changes. When summer comes around though, many of our intentions shift to enjoying the nice weather and engaging in more activities outside (depending on where you live). And fall is a busy time for everyone for different reasons – holidays, end of the year, back-to-school, etc. You can imagine how your intentions will change throughout the year AND how difficult it can be to stick to the same intention you set at the beginning of the year for the remaining 11 months.
When your life changes, change your intentions!
Seasonal check-ins honor that your intentions will change throughout the year based on the changes that happen in your life. While the healthy habit you’re working on now may be serving you today, perhaps down the line you’ll need to focus on something entirely different to nourish your body, mind, and soul in the present moment.
I’ll be sure to remind you at the end of March to do your Seasonal Check-in but until then keep working toward building your healthiest life!
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