|HAPPY NEW YEAR!|
Well we are just about two weeks in to the new year and it's about time I reveal my new year's resolutions and how I am doing with them thus far. It's always nice to have them in writing so I can go back a month down the road and reevaluate. So my top five "resolutions" or rather focus areas for this year are:
- Let go and let God ( or whoever the higher power may be). Pretty much my biggest downfall is not being able to let go of things that I have no control over. I tend to be a people pleaser and things will eat at me forever until I feel they are resolved to my satisfaction. However this is not always possible and I need to learn that the only thing in life that I can control is me myself and I. I can't control other people and their thoughts, actions, or decisions, so I need to let go and focus on myself and my happiness.
- Spend more time focusing on family (Matt, myself, and the pups) and less time trying to please other people. This includes being more mindful and respectful of Matt. This goes back to the whole control thing....
- Attend church on a more regular basis. I don't want to sound like a Holy Roller here, cuz I am far far FAR from it. But I do enjoy the structure and balance that a good Sunday mass brings to my life. Plus I enjoy the added benefit of Sunday morning breakfasts after church ;)
- Focus on health including eating a more well balanced diet without so much processed, sugary, and fatty foods. This is so hard to do, especially when you are time limited, yet it makes such a huge different in performance, recovery, and overall mental wellness.
- Expand my workout horizons and try new things such as cross-fit, more consistent yoga practice, anti-gravity yoga, and possibly a self defense or kickboxing class. For the last few years my life has revolved around running and triathlon, but I think it's good to mix it up a little.
So far I have been the strongest in implementing numbers 4 and 5. Those are the easiest to change for me. Numbers 1 and 2 will definitely be more of a struggle as I think that involves a whole psychological change, which is never easy. But the first step is to raise my awareness and I think I have been very stressful at this. And now that I am aware of it, I can begin to implement a positive change. And finally number three is just a matter of making it a priority.