Wow, 2013 was quite the year! Having my first child was an incredible experience. In many different ways, we have adapted (and are still learning) our lifestyle to ensure we are raising a healthy and happy baby.
It made me reflect on how first and foremost, I need make sure that I am in an optimal state of health in order to make sure that my family is well taken care of. The phrase “You are only as strong as your weakest link” is very fitting as I think about our plans for 2014. With that, I’d like to share with you a couple of thoughts as many set resolutions for the new year:
1 – Set realistic goals. Caring for a baby takes time, a lot of time. I recognize limitations to my schedule and therefore, have set realistic goals I know can be attainable. Involve your team (whether it is family members or co-worker) with your goal setting. You will need their help and support to make dreams a reality!
2 – Be mindful of making healthy choices most of the time. When given a choice, take a few seconds to think about opting for the healthier option and act on it a majority of the time. Key word “majority” — I believe deprivation (especially when it comes to food) leads to an unsustainable lifestyle, so make the right decision most of the time to keep your emotional and physical states optimal and aligned.
All the best in wellness in 2014!
Dr. Eva Chan