I am NOT a fan of New Year’s resolutions, however, I am a big fan of self-improvement; setting and achieving goals. The start of a new year is ripe with possibility, and nearly impossible to not ponder some wants or goals for the coming year. Would you like to have the confidence and knowledge to relieve your own aches and pains? Where do you see yourself a year from now regarding your health and pain issues? Engaging in 10-15 minutes of MELT a day positively impacts your health and relieves chronic pain.
Small, but consistent habits really do amount to BIG changes over time. I have seen it work in my life as well as dozens of clients. The key to success is to set a clear, achievable intention. A resolution is more like wishful thinking, it doesn’t have deep motivation behind it and is often Based on “shoulds.” “I should workout,” I should eat more vegetables.” What is an intention? An intention is a clearly stated desire that comes from a deep, authentic place. You also devise a plan, enact the plan AND make a commitment to realizing your goal. Here’s the best definition I have heard regarding what commitment means, “doing whatever it takes, rather than what is convenient.” Not sure who said this, but when I heard this it stopped me in my tracks. I had to re-evaluate what I am committed to in my life.
As we begin this New Year I invite you to un-hook yourself from resolutions that are not grounded in deep desires and commitment to ONE, doable, significant intention for bettering your life, health, or relationships, etc. It helps me to place my intention in the form of a written statement or picture, so I can see it every day. Each day commit yourself to that intention and when life gets in the way don’t throw in the towel, just begin again the next day. Remember … life is not a sprint to the finish, but a marathon; slow and steady wins the race.
Sue Hitzmann, creator of MELT, is in the New York Times. If you have not seen it I am including the article here.
The article is a good summary of what to expect from a class. However, I take issue with the last statement from one of the students in the class who said, you feel good afterward but it doesn’t last. To expct this method to be a one-time, magic cure is unrealistic. The body is a living, dynamic organism. It needs water, food, exercise, sleep, etc. everyday. BUT, when you engage in a consistent MELT practice the positive effects are cumulative and do begin to last longer after the initial 8-10 weeks.