As 2017 is drawing to a close, many of us are spending these few days reflecting on the year that has gone by and making New Year resolutions.
How has the year been for you in terms of your health? What New Year resolutions have you made?
If you have been trying to change your habits into healthier ones over the past year, did you find yourself making progress or drowning in a sea of good intentions but ending up not taking action?
If you have made progress, it’s time to take stock and pat yourself on the back and celebrate!
If you have found it difficult to be consistent with taking the right actions, read this brilliant article here about how best to close the knowing-doing gap. Lots of nuggets of wisdom and practical tips there. I promise you that if you follow the advice, you won’t need to sweat about any “New Year Resolutions.”
For me, while my overall health has been great this past year, I was beset with several bouts of colds and flus, which made me extra grateful after I had recovered and regained my energy. Understanding my blood type secretor status has helped me understand my natural tendency of being more prone to getting infectious diseases. If you are not familiar with the concept of secretor status, see the video I made on this subject here, as well as this educational video here on the official Blood Type Diet YouTube channel. Knowledge is power, and in my case, it made me feel more at ease rather than feeling bad about my conditions. Even more importantly, being more sensitive than the general population actually helps me to be extra vigilant about disease prevention.
Besides boosting my immune system through taking supplements and with the aid of essential oils, I have realized that my immune system was more prone to attacks this year due to some imbalances in my life–the lack of sleep and exercise, as well as a stressful period in my family relationships and finances. It is clear that good health is not only achieved by what we eat, but all the other aspects in our lives that I’d call “primary foods.”
I will be talking more about “primary foods” coming up in 2018, and together, let’s make some positive changes.
No matter how you did in building healthy habits this past year, it’s important to acknowledge and be proud of every baby step that you have made. There really isn’t any “failures” because setbacks can serve as a reminder of where you would really want to be heading. Achieving optimal health is not a sprint but a marathon. Take the long view, visualize how you would like your health and life to be–and get excited about it. Little by little, the kind of life you want to live and the brilliant health that you aspire to have will manifest before you know it. Keep your hope high! Every tomorrow is a new year!
Warmest wishes for a Happy and Healthy New Year! See you in 2018!
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