I used to begin the New Year with fresh eyes, waiting for what was to come. It was a fresh beginning. This would be the year, my year to make all those crazy dreams come true. These are my resolutions for the coming year.
- Work on improving my health.
- Spend more time with my husband.
- Spend more time with my children.
- Spend more time with my friends and extended family.
- Spend more time taking joy from each and every day.
I am going to focus on my first resolution.
Work on improving my health.
Notice I didn’t say losing weight. I am working to improve me. I workout three days a week. Can I do more? Yes. I can. I’m not going to say something crazy like run a marathon, but I can move more.
I need to be more mindful of what I put in my mouth and why. I won’t say I’ll never eat another donut. The worst thing we do to ourselves is make something off limits. When I stumble, as I do, then I beat up on myself. It is a never ending circle. I just need to think before I open my mouth and insert food.
Those two things deal with the physical. I also need to deal with my emotional health. I need to take care of me. I have spent years taking care of others, but it’s time look out for me. It’s easy to say, but what steps do I need to take to do this? Hmm.
What does this have to do with writing?
If I’m not at my best, my writing is going to suffer. I know this from experience.
What are your suggestions for helping me make this a 2012 resolution I can keep? What are you doing to improve your health?