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New Beginnings: Starting Fresh in 2021

 

The year 2021 is already underway, and many resolutions individuals have made for starting fresh are in full swing.

Though you aren’t required to make or keep resolutions each year (in fact, only 8 percent of people actually stick to their resolutions for the duration of the entire year), January 1 is a time when people often hit the “reset” button and look forward to what’s ahead, putting the past 365 days behind them and looking to the future through fresh eyes.

The start of a new year is a time when individuals and families alike can feel like they are starting with clean slates, even though the only thing that may have changed is the date on paper.

This fresh start effect motivates people to make progress on their goals to leave their old selves behind and work toward becoming their ideal selves.

Whether you’ve made commitments for yourself for 2021 or not, everyone can certainly benefit from practicing habits that improve their overall lifestyle. Below are a few ways to help make 2021 a wonderful and memorable year.

Be more present

In a world in which our phones largely dominate our spare moments, it’s healthy every once in a while to disconnect from social media and our text message threads to focus on the people actually in front of us. Your Instagram feed and Facebook updates will still be there in a few hours, so let yourself be fully present at the moment with your family and friends for a bit, and don’t think about everything that’s going on where you’re not. Rather, be concerned with what’s going on in the lives of those who care about you most and want to share their time with you.

Take time for yourself

Life is filled with obligations and responsibilities, and those are often necessary things that must be part of our schedules. Still, it’s also essential to carve out some time for yourself to enjoy the things you love — even if that means simply resting and catching up on your favorite TV show. Making time to relax allows you to find rejuvenation and be more energized to let your creativity flow when it’s needed most. Taking care of yourself is crucial. Massage, meditation, journaling, and exercising, whatever brings you and your body peace and joy, do that!

Give grace

Even to, and especially for, yourself. Forgiveness is an important aspect of life, especially when it comes to letting yourself off the hook now and then. You aren’t always going to do everything as planned, and you might even make a mistake or two along the way. Remember that it’s OK to mess up sometimes. Be willing to learn from those times when you fail, and let those moments help you grow and become the person you strive to be.

 

There are certainly various ways to make 2021 a year to remember, and it’s OK to start with smaller goals. Though changes in routines and habits can be made at any point in time, not simply at the start of another year, beginning 2021 with these intentions in mind can help ensure you’re living every day to its fullest and making the most of the time you have.

At Discover Massage, we are passionate about supporting you. We believe the most therapeutic treatment is the one that serves you and your needs best. We’re offering an exciting special for new clients in the spirit of new beginnings and the transition into the new year.

During January, all new clients will receive a free aromatherapy upgrade and will also be entered into a drawing to win a free massage in February!

Feel free to give us a call or schedule online by clickin on the book now button at the top of this page. We are here and committed to helping you eliminate stress and pain so you can do more of what you love in 2021!