Health and Wellness for 2007
Many of you know I'm a Nutrition major so health and wellness plays an extreme role in my life. I'd just like to take this time out of our regular scheduled gossip to address the ways YOU can make your New Years resolution/goal stick.
Many people (as with myself) like to call New Years Resolutions goals because resolutions always get broken. But in order to attain these goals you have to really find out what makes you happy as a person, or in the great words of one of my teachers, who probably got it from a philosopher, how to maximize your total happiness.
The number one New Years goal is to lose weight. But how can you lose weight if dieting/running/lifting weights doesn't make you happy? You first need to gather a list and come up with things that will yield total utility then plan your goals from there. Dr. David has come up with a list of questions to answer to find out what gives you the most joy. The idea is to answer each question HONESTLY, in return you will gain that personal understanding with yourself and do more things that make you happy instead of doing it because it's healthy/or because simply have to do it.We all know it's no fun to have to run 3 miles when you can walk your pooch for 30 minutes and get a workout as well as upping your happiness level . So get your pens and pad ready to find out what really makes you happy because as we all know the best way to clarify your priorities and organize your goals is to write it down. But that's another story. Good luck!
- What makes you happy at work?
- What makes you happy at home?
- What makes you happy with your friends and family?
- What makes you happy when you're by yourself?
- What do you love to do?
- What would you do with your life today if you weren't afraid of
- What's not working in your life?
- What are you currently doing that prevents you from experiencing
- What's working in your life?
- Who's not working in your life?
- Who in your life is subtracting value from and adding misery to it?
- Can you fix any of these relationships, or should you let them go from your
- What relationships are working in your life?
- If we were getting together one year from today, what would have to happen
for you to be able to tell me that you now have more joy in your life?
- What's the single most important thing you've learned about yourself as a
result of answering these questions?