Yearly review concept I am using: Looking back to look forward
I was recently listening to a podcast and the host was talking about the importance of looking back throughout your previous year and quantifying your experience. For example, how many trips did you take, how often did you go to the beach, how many times did you lend a hand to friend or family member in need, etc. Having never done this exercise before I can honestly say it was quite illuminating. In areas I thought I was weak, I often found strength and the converse. Before jumping in and creating your goals and habits for the 2020 calendar year, I suggest taking this step first. Otherwise, your goals are not being created based upon reality, but instead your perception of reality which is often significantly skewed. So get out a spread sheet, create a list of the most important things in your life you want to see take place, go back through your calendar or photos for evidence of these events and get to tallying!
Packing list for pain free flights I am using: Packing list
If you are skipping town to be with friends or loved ones this holiday season and are looking to avoid kinking your neck or having severe back pain from your flight, check out this packing list video I created last year. As one of the most common questions I get as a chiropractor (“How do I fly without paying for it?”) I believe this video will give you the specifics you need to fly across the country or internationally and still feel like bringing Christmas joy with you. Take a look at the video, give it thumbs up if you enjoyed it and please subscribe to the channel for more “How To” based content coming your way!
Quote I am loving for this time of year: “Too many people spend money they haven’t earned, to buy things they don’t want, to impress people they don’t like.” ~Will Smith
The December holiday season is filled with lots of external social pressure to buy things for others. This often comes at the cost of sacrificing your core values. Don’t get caught buying things this season because you feel like you “have to: or because “you should.” Stay authentic, stay focused. This is really the best way to love yourself and others!