In the midst of the holiday season, it’s easy to find ourselves facing a barrage of temptations that threaten to veer us off course from our health and fitness goals. Whether it’s that plate of mouthwatering cookies at the office or the allure of skipping a workout to make room for more holiday preparations, the struggle is real. But what if there was a simple question you could ask yourself, a mere seven words, that could help you stay the course, finish the year strong, and set the stage for a powerful start to 2021? Well, there is.

The 7-Word Question:

“How will this make you feel tomorrow?”

It’s a question that carries immense power. Here’s how it works.

1. Temptations Beware:

At some point during this month, you’ll likely be faced with temptations that could lead you astray from your health and fitness objectives. Perhaps it’s that irresistible platter of holiday cookies or the nagging impulse to postpone your daily workout. Instead of succumbing to these temptations, ask yourself, “How will this make you feel tomorrow?” This simple question serves as a reality check, urging you to weigh the instant gratification against the potential regret that may follow.

2. Stay on Track:

The key to success is consistency. Staying on track is undeniably easier than scrambling to regain your footing after a detour. Remember, a momentary lapse can lead to setbacks that can take weeks or even months to rectify. Instead of sacrificing your hard-earned progress, choose to honor your goals.

3. Mindful Choices:

Practicing mindfulness is pivotal during the holiday season. It doesn’t mean denying yourself holiday favorites or family traditions; rather, it’s about making intentional choices. Opt for an apple or a handful of nuts over store-bought cookies. If time is scarce, engage in a quick 10-minute workout before your morning shower. The choices you make today directly impact how you’ll feel tomorrow.

4. Prioritize Self-Care:

Don’t underestimate the importance of sleep and self-care during this busy season. Maintaining your sleep routine and self-care practices helps you combat stress and overwhelm. Block off dedicated time to unplug, relax, and refocus. This deliberate pause will rejuvenate your spirit and keep you aligned with your wellness goals.

As the holiday festivities unfold and temptations arise, keep the power of those seven words in mind: “How will this make you feel tomorrow?” They serve as a beacon, guiding you toward choices that align with your well-being, ensuring you finish the year strong and full of momentum for the year ahead.

You can do this!! 

Keith, Michelle & More Team