We humans are creatures of habit.  Which habits of yours no longer serve you well?  Which ones risk future wellbeing?  As we approach the end of another year and start a new one, it is a good time to ponder our path towards the future.

Consider your long-term desires and how can you make them happen.  Take some time right now to think about what is really important to you.  This may have changed from the last time you did this, due to expected and unexpected changes in life.  Perhaps a good starting point would be to assess all the changes that have occurred in your life since then.  On a physical level, maybe you are an empty-nester now, struggling with an increasingly difficult relationship, or coping with a physical condition that limits your capacity to be active.  Or maybe you have achieved personal growth and hold different views and values in life now.   Whatever changes have taken place, use them as guides for assessing what is most important for you right now, taking into consideration long-term wellness with advancing age.

As you bridge the gap from where you are to where you want to be, the next few posts will offer helpful tips to ensure positive transformation.  Life is a marathon and not a series of short sprints.  Patience, compassion and perseverance are key.  Like a good pair of walking shoes, the tips to follow will offer comfort, safety, and endurance for the road ahead.  Creating change within oneself is difficult but not impossible.  Know that you can break old habits and embrace new ones anytime you set your mind to it!


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