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Really, it is never too late
As the New Year approaches
I always make time
to reflect, reevaluate
and redirect
as needed

We can easily
go on autopilot
I know I do

There is a comfort in habit
There is a benefit to repetitive structure

But it is also key
to shake it up intentionally
from time to time
to be willing to step outside your life
and observe…

Is this what I want?
Is this who I want to be?
Is this how I want to be spending my time?
Are these the people I want to be investing in?

Am I taking action daily
towards what I say I want?

We can get hooked on fantasy
dreaming and planning
journaling about our desires
holding them tight
while not actually doing anything
practically
to make them a reality

There is a high we get here…

It feels good to get inspired

It feels exhilarating to envision
a different life

But if you haven’t actually broken down
what it takes
to get where you
you say you want to go
it is unlikely
it will become your story

I love the idea of asking myself
a different sort of question this year…

Instead of asking myself
some version of what I want,
I am going to ask:

“How I can live a life I am truly proud of?”

That feels like a more powerful
expansive question
And it has me reflecting
on what I want
in a way that is inherently aligned
with my values
which is ultimately most important to me

Because my friends
when we are out of alignment
things start crumbling
eventually
on the outside
and inside

So I do,
I do hope you live a life you are proud of

There are no rules
really
mostly just notions
of how we should be

So paint your future bright
Let yourself bask in possibility
Allow life to work you
Pay attention to what captures your heart
Open to new people with different perspectives
Deepen with those already close
Let awe startle you
Feel everything

And take action daily
so you can say easily…
Yes, me
I did
I lived a life
I was very proud of
I lived a life
that truly reflected me

And be willing
be willing to start over please
if that is what is necessary
to live this life
to live the life
you dream

❤ Emily Joy Rosen

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Emily Rosen is the co-owner and CEO of the Institute for the Psychology of Eating where she oversees business development strategies, student affairs, marketing and public relations, and keeps a pulse on the fields of eating psychology and nutrition to ensure the Institute’s position as a leader worldwide. Emily makes things happen. Her passion for health and transformation has provided her the opportunity to speak and present internationally and be at the forefront of a new generation of women leaders committed to making a heartfelt difference in the world. Her tireless work and faithful commitment have touched the lives of millions of fans and followers worldwide.