Gong Xi Fa Cai everyone! Saturday marked the transition from the Year of the Monkey to the Year of the Rooster (or Cock or Chicken) – some sort of winged fowl. 2016 proved to be a particularly dysfunctional and hectic year. So, according to Chinese culture, how can you harness the principles of the rooster? We have 3 tips on how to achieve your goals for the best year of the rooster ever!
We’ve touched on how Chinese medicine is good for your body, but how about your mind? Many Asian cultures have traditions steeped in the Chinese Zodiac, so ask almost anyone – What is your Chinese Zodiac and they’ll answer lightning fast. But what does it all mean? 2016 was the year of the monkey, and not just any monkey, but a fire monkey! I know what you’re thinking…what the health does that mean? Well, firstly, fire represents strength, ambition and overall brilliance. The monkey is the jokester of the Chinese zodiac; clever and witty with magnetic personalities to boot, the monkey has the ability to enthrall all those around them.
Flash forward to now and we’re still in the midst of a fire year. However, unlike last year, the year of the rooster is characterized by order, organization, and precision. This is a huge 180 in terms of traits, but there is a way to use this to your advantage! We’ll tell you how to achieve your goals by harnessing thousands of years of Eastern knowledge!
Rise and Shine!
Do as the rooster does and get up at “cockcrow”. 2017 is the year to revamp your lifestyle and become a morning person. Evidence shows working out in the morning will lead to a healthier day and you’re more likely to stick to your exercise routine. There’s no sense in wasting that unique energy that you can only find at the break of dawn, because a productive morning will set yourself up for an equally dynamic day!
The rooster is all about organization. Use your newly acquired zest for life and start spring cleaning early. Now is a great time to tackle the clutter to start the new year on a high. A structured and tidy space will not only give you peace of mind but will give you more energy to focus on other things. So go forth and “KonMari” your heart out!
Roosters are natural go getters, their ambition rivals no other so they make great leaders. Take a page out of the rooster’s book and go after what you want. Whether it’s that promotion at work or a new direction completely, it’s yours if you work for it. Be punctual, proactive and dress to impress. Network like a boss and use all the tools at your disposal to get what you want. Life is too short not to love what you do so take initiative and you’ll hit payday!
In the end, how to achieve your goals in 2017 all comes down to your mindset. Positivity is the key to a happy and healthy life and YOU are the deciding factor in making this year your best year ever! Whatever happens, the HealthyTOKYO team are here to support you for any health, wellbeing and lifestyle needs you may have! We’re roo(s)ting for you!