Your 5-Step Plan to Transition into the New Year with Ease + VIDEO {The Whole Cure Wellness Wednesday}

 Your 5-Step Plan to Transition into the New Year with Ease #newyear #resolution #goals #goalsetting #stress #wellness #health #healthy

Approach the New Year with a positive mindset and calm presence so that you can achieve all your New Year goals and set a foundation for health and happiness!

The past year has come to a close, and we are beginning a fresh New Year! This transition brings a time of promise, excitement and renewed dedication to achieve your New Year goals. As you recover from a whirlwind of holiday parties and visiting guests, you may feel ready to tackle new goals and take on the new year.

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Before you begin to make new year’s resolutions, follow this plan to clear any mindset blocks and negativity. This will set a strong foundation for moving forward and reaching your goals! To ensure you  move forward this year with positivity and effective energy to accomplish your dreams, invest in yourself with a mind makeover! I invite you to join the next The Whole Cure Lifestyle Transformation Program Mind Module for your chance to change your thoughts, habits and life for good!The Whole Cure Wellness Wednesdays_0

Your 5-Step Plan to Transition into the New Year with Ease

Your 5-Step Plan to Transition into the New Year with Ease #newyear #resolution #goals #goalsetting #stress #wellness #health #healthy

Step 1: List Your Positive Accomplishments from the Past Year

Your 5-Step Plan to Transition into the New Year with Ease #newyear #resolution #goals #goalsetting #stress #wellness #health #healthy

As you reflect on the past year, start by focusing on the positive.  Think about how you have grown during the year. Look at all that you have achieved, both big and small.

Consider where you started from at the beginning of the year and how you have positively grown and achieved your goals throughout the year. List everything positive you have accomplished this year and place them somewhere you can review and be reminded of them. 


  • healthy new habits
  • new relationships and friendships
  • starting new hobbies, jobs or practices
  • sticking to healthy nutrition and lifestyle choices
  • maintaining a positive outlook
  • coping with stress in a constructive manner
  • taking a new class
  • volunteering
  • spending time with those you love
  • helping the environment
  • making choices that support your health

Step 2: List Your Major Setbacks from the Past Year

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Once you have clearly recalled all the positive accomplishments you achieved this year, shift to explore any setbacks you suffered. List situations and events that were disappointing, upsetting or out of alignment with your desired course. This is not meant to obsess about mistakes or become stuck in the negative, but instead as an opportunity to recognize your resiliency and the gifts and lessons even in difficult times.

This is not meant to obsess about mistakes or become stuck in the negative, but instead as an opportunity to recognize your resiliency and the gifts and lessons even in difficult times. As you look at any setbacks, consider those that are directly in your control as well as situations which you didn’t have control over. List any major setbacks that stand out to you.

Step 3: Uncover the Lessons Learned from Your Setbacks

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To avoid getting bogged down or depressed by the negative events which have occurred, take some time to reframe the outcomes. Explore each major setback you have listed and uncover the lessons you have learned from that experience.

 Take a step back from the pain and hurt and see if you can objectively look at each situation.

Ask yourself:

  • What did I learn?
  • How can I apply these lessons to your future behavior to avoid similar outcomes or cope with situations differently?
  • How could I process this experience differently?
  • How would I like to choose to react to similar situations in the future?
  • Is there anything I can do to prepare for similar events in the future?

Your 5-Step Plan to Transition into the New Year with Ease #newyear #resolution #goals #goalsetting #stress #wellness #health #healthy

 Step 4: Have Gratitude for Your Lessons Learned

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Expressing gratitude for life’s lessons and your experiences of them helps you acknowledge your lessons and move forward in a positive direction. 

Recalling and expressing gratitude for your proven successes and positive experiences is a great way to boost confidence and positivity as you face new challenges and conquer fresh experiences.

Showing gratitude for lessons received through difficult experiences helps you move forward with greater insight and wisdom to use the experience to serve others. 

Gratitude and the power of appreciation are a key part of the wellness prescriptions and powerful stress management strategies I provide in my stress management guide, The Whole Cure: 52 Essential Prescriptions to Overcome Overwhelm, Reclaim Balance and Reconnect with a Life You Love! (start with your free preview here) and accompanying online group program, The Whole Cure Lifestyle Transformation Programs because they are key to framing a mindset of growth and positivity.

Step 5: Keep an Open Mind and Positive Outlook for the New Year

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As you work through these steps you are clearing space and building energy to conquer new challenges.

Taking the time to process experiences and emotions will allow you to wipe the slate clean, let go of the past and explore new possibilities for the future with an open mind and positive heart. 

Support and accountability are key to crafting a well-thought-out plan and keeping up the strength, confidence and energy to stick with it. 

A trusted friend, health care provider, support group or health coach can be a great ally in helping you set and achieve your New Year goals. Reaching out to a trusted partner helps us clarify our goals, take a realistic approach and overcome mindset hurdles and challenges that arise along the way.  Investing in a partner or coach to keep you accountable and provide support will keep you engaged and change the whole experience of achieving your New Year goals for the better!

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  • Marla

    HI Dr. Jennifer,
    You have certainly given some great advice in this article. that can help all of us if we learn to follow some of these excellent tips. I really like creating healthy new habits. As healthy as we might think we are living all can improve in one way or the other. I know I can especially with having gratitude and keeping an open mind. Thanks for sharing on Real Food Fridays. Pinned & tweeted!

  • Dr. Jennifer L. Weinberg, MD, MPH, MBE

    Hi Marla! Thank you for your kind words. Gratitude is such a powerful habit and one I love too!

  • Marla

    HI Dr Jennifer,
    HI Natalie,
    Just a note to let you know that I have chosen your post as one of my features for this weeks Real Food Fridays blog hop that goes live every Thursday @ 7pm EST. Thank you for sharing your valuable information with all of us and helping to make this world a healthier planet. Have a healthy, happy & blessed day!

    • Dr. Jennifer L. Weinberg, MD, MPH, MBE

      Hi Marla!
      Thank you so much! It is always a pleasure to participate in Real Food Fridays, and I appreciate all of your efforts and work!