January first, the birth of a new year. Time to reflect on the old and plan for the new! Historically, January is the beginning of the frenzy to undo all of what we did to ourselves, especially during that six-week Thanksgiving-to-New Year celebration.
Family, food and festivities become the focus for most of us, and our usual habits are eroded by those three Fs. Day-to-day rituals are distorted or disrupted, and we begin to feel out of control, being dragged about by the three Fs—all very normal. Our carefully nurtured habits that give us such support are suddenly under attack by outside forces—no wonder we feel adrift. We have successfully adapted, or we wouldn’t have survived. That’s how nature works, and it’s time to continue the process.
Adaptation is not locking yourself in the gym with a case of protein powder and a shaker!
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