Donna Burick, BCC

New Beginnings Happy 2020:

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hh, January, how we love your fresh new start. New Year’s Day leads off with a bang, giving us all the opportunity to wipe the slate clean and begin again.

January is named after the Roman god Janus. Janus’ super-

power was he could see the past and the future at the same time. He is the god of new beginnings and transitions. That’s why this year must be Janus’ favorite, because 2020 is the number we give the power of clear vision AND perfect hindsight. As you may already know I’m not a huge fan of New Year’s

resolutions. Why? Because they don’t work long-term. According to U.S. News, by mid-February 80% of those who set New Year’s resolutions have fallen off the bandwagon and given up. So why the steep drop off? Because we use New Year's as this big resolution time where we commit to sweeping changes in our lives. We put a lot of stress on ourselves to make grand changes just because the calendar changed over. Often this type of grand life makeover is too much to sustain. Instead why don’t we use every moment as a chance to start

again? With each new minute we have the opportunity to think a new thought, take a new action, have a new reaction. New

Year’s Day isn’t the one and only time we get every year to create a fresh start.

In honor of 2020, here are 20 morning rituals you can use

every day to create a new start in your life. Look over this list as see which ones speak to you as a way to make this year the new beginning you’ve been waiting for.


Do Yoga – Take some time to slowly get in touch with your body. Loosen up your muscles and release tension. This will improve your flexibility and build muscle strength. Yoga also increases your blood flow and ups your immune system.

Exercise – Get your blood pumping and those endorphins flow- ing! It doesn’t matter whether your routine is short or long, or whether you walk, run, swim, kickbox, or sweat to the oldies. It only matters that you create a routine that works best for you.

Drink a Full Glass of Water – You are dehydrated. Not only has

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