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Put the Happy in Happy New year!

It’s a New Year and with it You will see endless posts about “New Year, New you” (even I just did it on my last post-haha) and endless resolutions. Usually to eat better, exercise more, take charge of your body, etc… If the New Year feels like a fresh start and the day to jump on the bandwagon and make some life-changing decisions, why not?

However, having an intention and following through are very different things. I think we can all agree that new year’s resolutions are often laughable. The mindset that we already know we will likely fail is the biggest hindrance to following through.

Because of this, I decided to not make any specific resolutions this year and instead focus on one thing… Happiness and ultimately my mindset. In order to reach this goal, you must create easy, manageable, and even more importantly, sustainable changes that are not overwhelming.

I like to use the excuse of time a little too often. When in reality, Netflix, Prime video, Crave tv…OH, and my PVR would strongly disagree. It’s not that I lack time, it’s just that I don’t use it in the most effective manner. It is perfectly okay to sit down after a busy day and watch some tv…but for me, I know I get nothing from it. Nevertheless, it is a difficult habit to break.

I have always loved reading books and listening to podcasts on business and mindset, on how to be a better manager, mother, partner. There are endless resources out there… we just need to take the information and execute it in our life. Sometimes easier said than done, I know!

One of my favorite no BS motivational speakers is Rob Dial Jr. It’s easy to listen to him, he tells it like it is, and he lives what he preaches. This month I decided to do his Iron Mind 30-day challenge. Creating new habits takes time. In the same way, we can’t go to the gym one day or use a cream once and expect all our problems to magically disappear…we can’t change our mindset in the blink of an eye.

I want to focus on how I feel, as well as how I make others feel because that is equally as significant. Focus on what makes me happy. It’s not just about being happy in the moment (like eating all the candy cane ice cream), but also about long-term happiness. Make more time to do those things and be around those people, and spend less time on all the other junk!

There’s a trick I heard that I absolutely love: write your problems down…then, cross out the ones you can’t control and focus on the ones you can. In the past two years, I have needed this practice a lot and it has saved me from a great deal of stress and anxiety.

The year 2022 can be a great year, we just need to make it so! It is all in the mind! I’m here to help you with anything you need! Let’s talk!

Your skin revival, 

Alexis Fry

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