- Sleep more. NOPE!
Commit to those eight hours. Proper shuteye is linked to better mental health and a lower risk for physical health conditions.
- Cut back on sugar. NOPE!
It’s difficult but it can be life changing if you pull it off.
- Limit sodium intake. NOPE!
Too much sodium is linked to heart disease, high blood pressure and more.
- Pick up crafting. NOPE!
Experts say activities like knitting can ease anxiety and put you in a meditative state. And you get a scarf in the process? I have purchased needles and yarn, but haven’t touched them since I got them.
- Plan a trip. NOPE!
You’ll boost your mood instantly.. I planned a few, all got CANCELLED!
- Go for strolls more often. YUP!
It’s actually a really healthy exercise, according to science. Hit the pavement. It is not like I have many other choices these days!
- Cut back on complaining. NOPE!
Negative thought patterns can increase stress levels. Try a mindful experiment where when you catch yourself complaining ― or thinking negatively ― you counteract it with something positive. Easier said than done at this time in our lives!!
- Compliment someone once a day. NOPE!
And not just on their appearance. Genuine compliments can go a long way for both you and the other person. Who exactly??..
- Practice gratitude. YUP!
Studies suggest that gratitude can improve overall well-being and may even boost physical health. Try keeping score of what you appreciate every day.
- Go to therapy. YUP!
Therapy can be an incredibly useful tool for self discovery or as a way to work out life’s challenges.
- Forget what you were told about drinking eight glasses a day and aim for hydration instead.
- Commit to a strength-training routine. NOPE!
Building muscle can help protect you against injury and even sharpen your cognitive skills. Start small ― even just using your body weight ― and increase as you get stronger.
- Talk to more strangers. NOPE!
It pays to make a little eye contact.
- Say “no” more often. NOPE!
Burnout is real and it can happen in a blink of an eye. Make sure you’re prioritizing yourself and not saying “yes” to everything because it feels like an obligation. Self-care isn’t selfish.
- Use all of your vacation days. NOPE!
Taking a break is super important for your well-being. Don’t feel like taking a vacation? Try a mental health day, instead.
- Learn a language. NOPE!
Say “hej hej” or “bonjour” to a new life skill. Research even supports the theory that it’ll boost your brain.
- Forgive someone. YUP!
Anger and resentment is like holding onto internal poison and can even harm your physical health. Life’s too short to not move on.
- Practice self-acceptance. In progress!
It’s actually a key to a happier life! Make your internal dialogue as kind as it would be if you were talking to your best friend.
- Say a mantra every day. In progress!
- Cut back on alcohol. NOPE!
Sure, a little is fine! The negatives outweigh the positives in the long term in this case.
- Go outside more often.
Not only does it improve your mood, you get the added perks of exercise. Win-win.
- Make your bed every day. In progress!
No act of organization is too small. And it may make you happier.
- Do an activity outside of your comfort zone. NOPE!
There’s a whole life to discover on the other side of your routine. Not to mention the fact that doing something different may boost creativity.
- Pick a theme for the year. YUP!
This year is the best one yet, all of my dreams and desires will manifest, even better than I could have prayed for. The year of Loving Me!
- Fix your posture. In progress!
- Spend time with people who think differently than you do. NOPE!
Empathy, or the ability to walk in another’s shoes, is the foundation for a lot of positive perks. The more you expand yourself and open your eyes to different perspectives, the more open minded you become.
- Love yourself. In progress!
Because you’re all you’ve got ― no matter what.
- Continue writing In progress!
It will lead to the book you know you are meant to write and share
- Lower debt YUP!
Focus on freedom
- Everything out of California YUP!
- Madison NOPE!
Working towards the goal!
- Love, Partner, Soul Mate, Friend, Lover In progress!
Because I deserve it.
Well, these are tricky. Since, I didn’t see the pandemic happening.
So, getting to the gym, didn’t happen. Paying down debt, has not been easy, because I am bored at home, working part time, and shopping online.
I did get into a relationship but “honeymoon” period never really happened, we are stuck either indoors or walking outside. He wants to be outdoors, I want to be inside. See the problem!
Lose weight? How if I am bored with little to distract me from the kitchen!
Stop smoking, what?? What else can I do with all this time on my hands….eat…..??? Vicious cycle…..!!!!
I am really looking forward to this all being over!
Thankful, Grateful & Blessed!