New Year — New You: Give Yourself Rest for a Change!

“Old things will come to pass, and the new life will come to be.”

Jonathan Isbill MS, RD, LD
8 min readDec 31, 2017


What will pass away?

What will come to be?

Will we ever know?

What do you believe?

What would you say about 2017?

What would you have to say about 2018?

Let’s take a moment to take a look back.

What gifts were you given?

What gifts did you receive?

What challenges did you face?

What obstacles did you overcome?

What sadness did you incur?

Did you lose anyone close to you?

Did you gain anyone into your life in the year of 2017?

What joy do you remember as you reflect upon the year?

What memories did you make?

· With friends?

· With family?

What moments from 2017 will you never forget?

What memories do you want to forever hold on to?

- I now give you permission to take 5 -

Take a few moments to close your eyes and look back at the last 12 months, the last 364 days and reflect on what you saw, on what you heard, on what you experienced.

Come back once you give yourself a few minutes…

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You back? How’d that go?

Did you give yourself enough time to think?

Did you just skip the time of reflection and keep on reading?

I don’t blame you, taking time to look back can seem pointless and feel unproductive. But, I bet if you give yourself just a few moments, a few moments to give yourself a break, it will be worth your time.

Perhaps you took the time to reflect and became overjoyed with ample memories of bliss sunshine and rainbows!

Perhaps you didn’t.



Jonathan Isbill MS, RD, LD

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