It’s the start of a brand New Year! Welcome, 2023! The beginning of January, for me, is always a good time to decide what I want to improve on in the first quarter of the New Year. This includes both personal and professional things. I find that plugging into a shorter time span is more effective and offers me a much better chance at success.
I’m sure you can all relate to the disappointment we feel when we fall short of those pesky “resolutions.” Even with the best intentions, most things don’t survive past January, and I’m pretty sure I’m not alone in this. So, I’ve found that making resolutions isn’t the best way for me to go about things.
My friend and mentor, Christy Wright, has a great solution I’ve been using for the last couple of years. She says to look at “What’s Right,” “What’s Wrong,” “What’s Missing,” and “What’s Confusing?” We can do this in all areas of our life and at any time, which is what makes it so powerful. I’ve started doing this quarterly to double-check that I’m moving in the right direction. I find it easier to catch myself if I’m getting off track before it becomes a big oops later in the year.
My “What’s Wrong” to be worked on in January and the first quarter is to get back into my exercise routine and to drink more Green Tea. I severely lapsed with my physical fitness routines during the last six weeks of the year. I just say it’s holiday madness, give myself some grace and then start back up in January. I actually love my exercise routines and, in a weird way, look forward to them. I know many of you raised your eyebrows at that, but I always feel better both mentally and physically after I complete a workout, and it makes me feel empowered. It helps with stress reduction too
I also want to drink more Green Tea. I drink a lot of all varieties of tea (I know you’re thinking, duh, she owns a tea store), but I want to be intentional in this area.
One of my favorite green teas is the Organic Fit Body Green Tea. This metabolism-boosting tea combines organic green tea, organic yerba mate, organic rooibos, organic lemongrass, organic matcha, and lemon myrtle for a thirst-quenching drink. It’s a delicious, smooth, and invigorating drink, bursting with lemon flavor. As a bonus, it has zero calories. So for those who want to drop a few holiday pounds, this is a great choice to add to your new lifestyle. It’s also a great, healthy alternative to ready-to-drink bottled teas.
Organic Fit Body Green Tea is good hot first thing in the morning to get you moving and to sip on all day. I also enjoy making a cold brew of this tea and having it ready to go in my fridge whenever I want something cold to drink. I love the versatility of this tea, which tastes great, both hot and cold. One note: this tea does have a smidge more caffeine, so for those of you who’re sensitive to caffeine, you may want to enjoy this tea earlier in the day.
And on that note I’m lacing up my tennis shoes, grabbing Phoebe and Teagan and we’re off for our morning 3-4 mile walk.