CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- As the new year patiently awaits the stroke of midnight, each of us is given the opportunity to evaluate the accomplishments and failures regarding our health during the past 365 days. As expected, we've accumulated some good along with the bad -- after all, few of us can boast of uninterrupted motivation.
If we were to look back
Some of us will be proud of physical goals met, weight lost or muscle gained, while others will bury their heads in the sand and prefer not to revisit the times they thought about their health, then looked the other way. Either way, it's sand through the hourglass and there's no altering the way we spent our time in 2010.
However, we do have a few days to consider what resolutions we'll bite off and chase down with champagne. So, instead of settling for last-minute wishful thinking, why not make a list of a few specific goals that just might be doable and beneficial to our health?
It's helpful to separate and clarify what we hope for in 2011. For example, personal goals are different from career or financial goals, but all are important to our health.
Throughout the year, I receive hundreds of provocative questions that lead me in wonderful directions. Now it's your turn as I pose a few to you.
These address your needs with regard to physical health, family and spirituality. Ask yourself what you want in these areas and then formulate a solid plan as to how to get it. Here is a checklist of questions: