It’s the first Monday of the New Year. I still enjoyed my morning coffee at work, but I decided to mix it up with some tea. I found this tea called positive energy tea. Although I’m not sure if tea can make you feel more positive, it’s worth a shot. If nothing else, the citrus flavor goes well with the EmergenC that was added to it (due to 12 yr old having a bad cold that I don’t want to get). 

Can tea really change our mood? What can? What can shift your thoughts from “ugh, it’s Monday” to “OK, let’s go, it’s Monday!”? Everyone has their own trigger to shift their mood. It might take a while to find it, and you need to be open to the idea, but I think it’s possible. What changes your mood for the positive?  Is it a walk outside? A run? A pet? A hug from someone you love? 

As we start a new year, we might need some reminders of the good things. We will be bombarded with messages of not being enough disguised as resolutions … You should lose weight, exercise more, quit smoking, quit drinking soda… The list goes on and on. Did you ever see the movie “What about Bob?!” If you haven’t seen it, rent it some snowy Saturday. “Baby Steps” is the name of the book in the movie … Take baby steps to get where you want to be, baby steps to your goals. Small steps are ok, it doesn’t have to be a monumental change. Keep that in mind as we start out 2016. It takes 16 weeks to train for a marathon, not 16 days. If you want to lose 20lbs, it won’t happen in 20 days. Give yourself permission to take baby steps, and remember… You ARE enough! Oh, and try some tea!

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