What I'm doing differently in 2017 [vision board pic!]

Where were you 1 year ago today?

What you did for the holidays? What job or school or situation did you find yourself heading back into? Did you sign up for a 30-day challenge, an intensive training or start reading a new self development book? Were you feeling excited and inspired at the thought of a brand new year in front of you?

Now I want you to fast forward to today - January 3rd 2017. What was the past year like for you? Did you reach your goals? More importantly - how did you feel? Did you stay inspired? Or did the energy die down, the inspiration gone after a few weeks of getting back into real life?

It's okay - I didn't reach all of my goals either.

I made the vision board and even wrote down specific action items (4 pages of them to be exact). But I still fell short on some of my intentions that were important to me.

Here's why...

I didn't have anyone to hold me accountable.

I had the big dream but not the step-by-step personalized support that I needed to anchor that dream into my daily reality.

Now, don't get me wrong, 2016 was a great year in so many ways. But I did feel a little disappointed in myself for not following through on the things I said I wanted to do with my health, my business, and my life.

Here's what I'm doing differently this year: I'm asking for help.

Again this year, I made my vision board and wrote out my goals. But this year I also shared that vision and those goals with people who I know will hold me accountable. Who will [lovingly] call me out when I'm not following through, who will talk it out with me when something isn't working as planned, and who will share in carrying the responsibility of the "work."

This is my vision board for this year:

There's a lot of specifics that I won't go into here (although I am more than happy to tell you if you are interested), but here are my overarching intentions for the next year:

- Be OPEN and HONEST in all communication
- FOLLOW THROUGH on my words and actions
- Be UNAPOLOGETIC about what I want in all areas of life
- Allow work to feel EASY and FUN
- FOCUS on the people and activities that light me up

Now it's your turn. What's your vision for 2017?

What is a goal you want to achieve, or a dream you wish to make come true? Comment below or email me at emily@emilynachazel.com and tell me what you want to make happen this year - it can be just one thing, or maybe you have a whole vision board made. Whatever it is, I want to hear from you.

And if you are not sure where you want 2017 to take you... that's okay too. I can help you get there. Yes, I'm a "health" coach but your whole life impacts your health. I work with clients to get clear on their goals for their bodies and for their lives, and then help them create a roadmap to get where they want to be, whether that's 10 lbs lighter or feeling more appreciated at their job.

Ready to make 2017 your best year yet?

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Let's do this 2017!!

Sticking to Your Resolutions

You may have forgotten that just over a month ago you made some big plans to do things differently this year. You said you'll go to the gym more, eat less junk, or maybe try to find that special someone. And what happened? Life probably got in the way of accomplishing those New Year's resolutions and you're back to your old habits.

Today I'm sharing 3 easy tips for creating resolutions that actually stick (it's not too late!) over at The ANY Magazine, an online publication launched in 2015 by Alder New York to share a unique perspective on living your best life. I love The ANY Magazine because it is all about helping you find that 80/20 balance between what you know you should do (go to the gym, drink green smoothies) and what you WANT to do (stay out late, have that second glass of champagne).

Head on over here to read the full article (and check out this awesome resource!): Sticking to Your Resolutions.

3 Tips for a Healthy Holiday Season

Hello December and hello holiday season! Today I'm sharing with you my favorite no-fuss tips to feel your absolute best through the holidays. Because there is so much going on this time of year (cocktail hours and office parties! visiting family and friends!), we often forget to take time for ourselves. 

The truth is, when we forget to take care of our bodies, we aren't able to fully show up to everything else in life. As a result, we feel stressed, anxious, and even angry during what is supposed to be a joyous and celebratory time. So do yourself (and your loved ones!) a favor and make that time for yourself every single day. 

Here are my top tips to feel your BEST this holiday season:

1. Start your day with ME time - Begin each day with meditation and exercise. This doesn't have to be anything crazy! 1 minute of breathing and 5 minutes of movement is enough to get your blood moving and energy pumped! 

2. Eat a balanced breakfast - When you make good food choices in the AM, you are more likely to continue those choice throughout the rest of the day. This also leaves room for "treats" later in the day - maybe those Christmas cookies your co-worker brought in or a festive drink at happy hour. I love a green smoothie, but oatmeal and eggs with veggies are other great options.

3. Chew your food - Chewing each bite of food helps us slow down and savor, not only the meal but also the moment! Take deep breaths and engage your senses - see, smell, hear whats going on and soak it all in.

Try one or all of these tips, and let me know how they work for you! I'd love to hear how you feel in the comments below!