Welcome to the New Year - 2020. In U2’s iconic song of the same title, they sing: “I will begin again.” This is the sentiment and the intention of many of us. A fresh new year, a brand new decade, and a chance to start again to make positive changes in life.
With all the best intentions to move forward on our goals, often something gets in the way, something interferes with our plans. That something, from the Living Stress Free perspective, is stress.
Stress is anything that disrupts our balance. We may be moving forward, making progress, and then the unexpected happens. This interrupts our progress temporarily but sometimes, permanently. Then we tend to blame ourselves for failing. This self-criticism only increases stress!
We would like to offer a solution. Instead of focusing on one main goal or resolution, why not eight? The LSF Eight Essential Areas seamlessly work together to create a life of fulfillment, happiness, and contentment. Honoring each area on a regular basis will restore balance and minimize stress reactions.
Here are the Eight Essential Areas and suggestions to practice honoring each area this year.
If you are unable to work on one of the areas, you cannot fail: you have seven others to honor. You have a wonderful palette to place your attention on day to day. It’s a win-win situation that feels very empowering. Make 2020 the year of self-care by having the intention to seriously lower your stress each day.
Listen to The Living Stress Free Podcast that accompanies this blog: The 8 Resolutions That Will Make 2020 the Best Year Ever
We wish you a healthy, happy, productive, stress-free 2020.
Marilyn and Lou Guadagnino