Whether you call it a resolution, a goal or an intention – even if you are resistant to any of those words at all - January 1 always offers an innate opportunity for a reset, a new start, a chance to radically prioritize our lives. One of the best ways to evolve our behaviors is to get support along the way – a friend, a co-worker, or maybe even a professional.
Getting help and guidance for whatever your New Year’s resolutions, goals and intentions is easy here on Cape Cod.
If you resolve to Get more organized
Peaceful Place Home Organizers can help you declutter and organize any room in your house, and give you the tools to keep it that way. A special bonus of her services: she shares strategies for releasing the emotional baggage that is often times tied to our stuff.
If you intend to Get in shape
the brand new gym, Quench, in downtown Hyannis can help with that (sorry, ladies only!)! Their mission is to foster strong women and a strong community, so if you are seeking a gym with specialty training classes, boxing and TRX training for women of all ages, in addition to the usual gym equipment, this is the place for you!
We are also blessed to have such a strong yoga community here on the Cape, and yoga is a great way to strengthen and lengthen your body. Places like Rooted Yoga Cape Cod (which is housed at the Falmouth Conservatory until their location in downtown Falmouth is ready) have a variety of classes of all kinds for all levels, and they even offer family classes. More yoga options below
If your goal is to Manage Stress
yoga not only helps get your body strong, but can help make your mind strong. Regular classes, as well as themed workshops are great ways to learn how to manage stress and clear your mind.
Studios like Inner Glow Yoga offer a beginner series (perfect timing) as well as workshops like Vision Boarding. Centerville Yoga also has a robust schedule filled with classes and workshops like Emotional Detox, Chakra Balancing and Gut Health. In addition to their Hour of Power, Vinyasa Flow, and Renew and Restore the Shine Center in Chatham, offers meditation and Emotion Freedom Technique (EFT) as tools to manage symptoms of anxiety, depression and stress.
If you are already a seasoned yogi or a wellness practitioner looking to deepen your practice, yoga teacher training with the Golden Mind Project or at the Cape Cod Yoga School is a great option for even those with no intention to teach at the end.
If you want to learn how to Feed your body well
you can get great expert advice on how to make that happen from Delicious Living Nutrition, which is a private practice comprised of experienced Registered Dietitians who provide medical nutrition therapy (covered by a lot of health insurance plans) for various health issues and concerns, specializing in gastrointestinal issues, food allergies/intolerances, heart disease, diabetes and disease prevention.
Or if you are looking for someone to plan your meals, grocery shop and meal prep for you, nutritional health coaching service Simply Rooted Soul might be the perfect solution.
If a jump start to clean eating is what you’re looking for, you could consider ordering one of the Clean Kits from The Local Juice, which gives you three days’ worth of nutrient dense meals and snacks, or head to Gustare Olive Oils & Vinegars to learn about how to incorporate more whole ingredients like their oils and vinegars and less sugar and bad fats in your recipes.
What if your goal is to learn how to grow your own food? Edible Landscapes offers gardening services, seedlings and plants, education and a plethora of other resources to empower people to grow their own food. And planting season is just around the corner!
If you intend to Make your home greener
you can overhaul your cleaning and body care products to include those that incorporate organic and nontoxic ingredients which are known to be better not only for the environment but also people. Anya’s Herbals offers a skincare line that is made using artisanal and organic botanicals. Additionally, Green Road Refill is a mobile retail store where you can find all sorts of these products, as well as the refillable containers to put them in – a double win for the environment!
Another thing you can do to not only make your home greener is to make it more energy efficient (which in turn saves money!). Getting a home energy audit from Cape Light Compact is the easiest (and free!) way to get this process started. After booking your energy audit, maybe you’ll feel more comfortable booking a solar energy consultation with Solar Rising.
If you resolve to Plan for your financial future
local bank Cape Cod 5 has more than just checking, savings and mortgage accounts, but they also have a long list of other services to help Cape Codders manage their finances and plan for their future such as 401(k) plans, IRAs, brokerage services, mutual funds, and annuities. Their financial services team works with you one-on-one to find the right solution to fit your needs.
If your intention is to Simply get Unstuck
a health and life coach might be just what you need. Personal Transformation Coach Tom Dott’s mission is to help people get out of their own way by giving them tools to transform stress, negativity and self doubt into positive and empowering moments.
One of the reasons people don’t like to label their resolutions, goals or intentions as such is that they are afraid they won’t accomplish them, and there will be the inevitable let down; naming and announcing them makes them real, which also makes the self-imposed pressure real. But Cape Cod is so fortunate to have practitioners and professionals that can help make your 2019 healthy, happy, and wise!