Today I would like to share a letter to my pre-op…
Many bloggers start off a new year with a post full of their resolutions for the year. I have already made a mental note of the things I want to achieve this year and if I keep it there I’ll forget in 12 months’ time and I can assess how well my year went without any standards to judge it by! I’m getting off track this post is not about me it’s about you! I want to share my tips on how to make 2017 your year and what I’m doing instead of setting firm resolutions.
The journey through bariatric surgery, for me at least, was the most transformative things physically and mentally I have ever been through. This level of change can be unsettling at first because it can seem like nothing is as it ever was and if you’re like me, while you welcome change, it can be overwhelming when everything is changing all at once. This is the perfect time to go on a voyage of discovery and figure out what it is you really want out of life.
Now is the time to seize the day and have the realisation that if there is something in your life that’s not how you want it, you have the power to change it. I don’t think there is much more that you could do aside from bariatric surgery that could prove to you that you hold the power within yourself to be brave, go forth and get what you want out of life. The start of a new year is a really great time to take stock of things and decide what you will make happen in the next 365 days of your life.
Do you need to change some relationships and get some toxic people out of your life? Have you always wanted to do that trip of a lifetime? Did you always dream of changing your career and making a huge leap of faith to something totally different? Have you always wanted to dye your hair a crazy colour? Run a 5k, 12k, half marathon or a full marathon? Believe me when I say you can do any of that. If you want it to happen, make a plan and if you push on through it will happen.
There is nothing more satisfying than when I see posts in surgery groups of people who have finally done or achieved something they have always wanted to do. That my friends, is what makes all the hard stuff we had to do for surgery and all the trade-offs we decided we could accept worth it. We give up a lot by deciding to have weight loss surgery but being able to do these things we always wanted to is priceless.
Instead of setting some resolutions I have decided to pick a word for the year, setting my intention if you like, of what I want this year to be for me. I thought about it long and hard and picking one word can be quite challenging. I finally settled on one though and my word for the year is ‘create’. I am intending on using this year to create the future I want for myself. I am continuing on with my professional coaching diploma, I want/need to start writing my book and this year is all about manifesting my dreams for my future into, or getting closer to, being my reality
What do you think of picking a word to set your intentions for the year instead of setting new year’s resolutions? Are you already making plans to go out and grab those things you want by two hands? Comment below and let me know what your intentions for this year are, I’d love to know!