How to put yourself first in 2022

We all know how this goes. We set intentions for the New Year, only to find that within the first few weeks we happen to fall short of them. How can we set ourselves up for success? And, what does that success look like for each of us? I like to tell my patients, start small, and put your health first.

Establish reasonable and small victories.

Lose 10 lbs, start a strict diet, join a gym . These are all BIG commitments, and although I support getting healthy, I also support building an achievable plan and taking things day by day. For many of my clients that are looking to focus on their wellness, I like to take a look at their daily schedule first. What do they actually need for their health to improve? Most of the time it’s the small things. Taking 5 minutes to stretch when they wake up or going for a walk outside. Sometimes, my clients that are mothers, just need a moment for them. This moment can simply be listening to some music or a podcast favorite in the driveway before entering the house. Small steps. And don’t be ashamed to ask for help. In so many conversations, with women especially, they feel inadequate in asking for help. We could all use some help, even when taking care of our wellness. Whether its CBD or meditation, I am here to help you make these small victories. 

The buddy system works. 

Holding yourself accountable may be a resolution in itself! Having a friend help keep your focus on you is definitely a game changer. You can both set your individual goals and ask each other to maintain the motivation. I see more success when someone has support. A partner will hold you accountable and you are 40% more likely to succeed. Plus you may have some fun while doing it!

Add to calendar 

Alexa, Siri, Google, iCal. The easy of scheduling things today is more convenient than ever. So why not actually carve time out of your day for you, even if it’s 15 minutes. Add this time to your calendar daily, or at least every other day. And be sure to take that time to make appointments with your healthcare providers. Take care of your body and your mind. Understand what your body needs, and take the time to give it that. Be sure to take care of your body. It’s the only place you have to live in.

At Medverde, the #1 medical marijuana doctor’s office in Miami, Dr Wong can help with your personal wellness journey and get you on the path to better wellness quickly. Medverde guarantees an excellent experience for every patient. You can take the first step with us by scheduling an appointment today. Contact us at, or call (786) 842-7001. Medverde is conveniently located between the Design District and Little River, open Monday through Friday from 10am to 4pm, and Saturday with appointment only.