If you haven’t figured it out yet, I’m back to blogging. I took a break for a while, but I realized that writing is therapeutic for me and I missed it, so without any fanfare, I just quietly came back to it. Writing was especially helpful for me when Lillie passed away in October. I could just write in a journal, and I do, but I can’t connect with others through a journal. I find that connecting with others helps me to work through whatever issue I’m going through.
So – hi! I’m back! And what would a new year be without new goals? It’s amazing what a one-day transition can do; from the last day of 2017 to the first day of 2018, there’s a new energy. A feeling of a clean slate and new beginnings!
Here are my goals for 2018:
1. Start out each morning with lemon water. I started keeping a pitcher of water with lemon slices in the refrigerator. Such a refreshing, hydrating way to start out each day!
2. Follow the Dr. Gregor’s Daily Dozen plan. I love this plan! I received Dr. Gregor’s How Not to Die Cookbook for Christmas and can’t wait to try all of the recipes!
3. Eat out less. Cook more. It’s really hard to make healthy choices when we eat out. Plus, it gets really expensive, so my husband and I are going to cook more at home.
4. Try a new fruit or veggie each month.
5. Spend more time with family and friends. I love to host parties; I want to do this more often instead of just on holidays or special occasions.
6. Each month, I’ll give up something that’s not good for me. This month, I’ve given up watching or reading the news. The news has felt very toxic and has given me feelings of complete and utter helplessness, anger, and frustration. Therefore, I want to see what happens if I ignore the news for a month. Stay tuned.
7. Each month, I’ll declutter and organize a room in the house. This month, the room will be the kitchen. The refrigerator is a mess. The pantry shelves are a disaster. I can’t wait for this area to be more organized!
8. Be more kind to myself. Instead of beating myself up when I don’t eat perfectly or skip a workout, or something doesn’t go right at work, I will encourage and support myself.
How about you? Have you set any new goals for yourself in 2018? I’d love to hear about them in the comments.