Mary Helen’s Spring Reset

With a new season starting, possibility abounds! It's the perfect time of year to check in with yourself and reset your goals and mindset.

I love the promise of Springtime for growth and personal change. Setting and meeting our personal goals takes work every single day. Life gets busy and it is easy to let the everyday grind get in the way of taking care of ourselves. I’ve found taking time out for a quick reset is an uplifting and energizing process to help keep things on track and ensure we are not only working towards but living a life that makes us happy and fulfilled every single day. Below are a few of my favorite tips! Comment to let me know how you reset your goals and keep yourself on track.

ANYTHING is possible with dedication and a plan!

Setting big picture goals can be incredibly inspiring. Don’t hold back or feel intimidated when you imagine the life you want to lead. ANYTHING is possible with dedication and a plan!

The best path to setting and realizing goals is via small but meaningful steps in our everyday lives

The best path to setting and realizing goals is the everyday. What can you do today, tomorrow and every other day this week and next to make the changes that move you forward in your life. Perhaps it’s setting the alarm clock 30 minutes earlier to squeeze in an online workout before the chaos of the day or committing to incorporate a Ballet Beautiful series in your down time at night, after work or school. It might be stocking up on extra healthy groceries or packing your lunch to save money and help ensure that the food you eat is home cooked, healthy and fresh. Take a serious look at your everyday life across the course of one week and identify areas where you can become more efficient that will impact your happiness and health.

Positive energy is infectious

I cannot emphasize this enough! Change is HARD. We tend to listen to negative voices around us and dismiss the positive ones. The next time someone gives you a compliment don’t brush it off. Say thank you and give one back! Spreading positive energy is infectious. Let’s all treat each other and ourselves with a lot more love!

If you get discouraged do not focus on what you did not do, instead shift the energy to be more positive, “Im going to do X” rather than “I did not do Y.” Before you know it you will have moved on.

Develop a simple positive mantra and play it on repeat. I can do this. I am doing this!

This is one of my keys for staying on track. Develop a simple positive mantra and play it on repeat. I can do this. I am doing this! Whatever the goal is when you tell yourself you will achieve it you are more than halfway there.

Forget about how you look and focus on how you feel

Remember exercise and a healthy lifestyle should make you FEEL your best. Forget about how you look and focus on how you feel. Your workouts should strengthen and empower you and make everyday life a lot more positive and fun.