Man standing on a cloff overlooking a moutain range, with text over image saying "the new year stands before us, like a chapter in a book. Waiting to be written."

New Year’s Resolutions: Part One

“Where you are a year from now is a reflection of the choices you make today.”

This quote is from my chiropractor and seems like a perfect thing for a healer to remind us of, yes?  I reached out to my network and asked people if they made resolutions and would they mind sharing them with me so I could publish them in a blog.  I know a lot of very smart, inspiring, and successful people and wanted to benefit from their wisdom as we enter a new year.  I have been getting so many good responses that I am going to publish this in two parts!

Dr. Fred Dietzel, Chiropractor extraordinaire and owner of Evoke Spinal Care has written a wonderful article about the new year which I wanted to share in full.  


Healthy Habits and Resolutions
How to Cultivate a Positive Mindset in 2021

The holidays can be a stressful time for all of us – especially after this past year which seemed to pull the rug out from under all of us! How can we get back on track for 2021? Here is our list of ways to change your outlook to move into this new year with optimism and grace.

Turn Failures into Lessons

“Failure is the gateway to success.” You aren’t perfect. No one is. You’re going to make mistakes and experience failure in multiple ways throughout your life. Instead of focusing on how you failed, think about what you’re going to do next time—turn your failures into lessons. This way you never truly fail, you grow.

Recognize the Power of Your Thoughts

Being mindful of your thoughts can help decipher when you are creating a mindset of scarcity or of abundance. By taking time to notice what type of thoughts are circulating in your head, you can begin to make a conscious effort to shift your thoughts towards abundance. Ask yourself, “Are my thoughts about this based in fear and scarcity?” “What do I need to do to shift my mindset to abundance?” Avoid getting trapped in the victim mentality by thinking the wrong thoughts or asking yourself the wrong questions.

Start a Daily Gratitude Practice

It may sound corny, but an easy and beneficial way to fall asleep each night is to note one thing you are grateful for that contributes to each letter of the alphabet. For example, C – “I am grateful for cookies because they make my home smell amazing and remind me of childhood.” Try to think of something new to be thankful for each night. This way your mind gets a break from the constant spiral and shifts focus to what brings you the most peace. You’ll be asleep before you know it!

Share Your Passions and Purpose

Understanding and creating confidence in the things you are both great at and love to do is an excellent way to build belief in yourself. Learn how to share your gifts and provide value by serving those who would benefit most. Confidently share what you do or what you love through your presence online or in person. There are millions of different groups out there full of people just like you who want to connect and grow through common interests. Join some and see what groups resonates most. Make 2021 the year you find your tribe and/or add value to someone else’s life. Build confidence through contribution!

Quotes to Remember in the New Year:

“Where you are a year from now is a reflection of the choices you make today.”

“To forgive is to set a prisoner free and discover that the prisoner was you.”

“We are the average of the five people we spend the most time with.” Choose the right people!

“If you are depressed you are living in the past. If you are anxious you are living in the future. If you are at peace you are living in the present.”

Please contact Dr. Fred Dietzel at Evoke Spinal Care or give him a call at (925) 523-1022 to take care of your spine and health!