Happy 2018! I wanted to get this post up yesterday but the flu decided to take over my body in the worst way possible. My accomplishments so far this year include drinking a water bottle, juice and almost sleeping through the night.
In other news, I wanted to share some of the goals I have for 2018. A lot of them are small but they’re tiny steps to taking better care of myself. I’d love to hear your resolutions as well, so leave those down below:
- Dairy-free diet: This one is rough and is going to be pretty difficult. I’m going to try and cut out dairy to see if it helps with any of my ongoing throat/stomach issues. Dairy has acid in it and that’s something I’ve been trying to cut out of my diet. This is not going to be easy for someone who loves ice cream, cheese, yogurt…just listing this out is hard. I’m excited to try and get creative and find dairy-free alternatives though. Here’s hoping it helps with my health.
- Read 1 book a month: This goal is very small, but I’m coming out of 2017 only having read one book. I’m going to try and turn that around and read one book per month. Hold me accountable!
- Yoga once a week: I am a much happier person when I’m going to yoga. 2017 was not the year I took the best care of my physical or mental health. Yoga helps both, so there’s no reason I shouldn’t be going.
- Working out: There is a gym right by my work that I was going to join later in the fall, then one thing lead to another with life (surgery, the loss of my grandpa) and I never did. I have a nice long vacation coming up this summer and want to feel good about the trip, versus another round of a wonky carb-cutting, sugar-restricting diet that just leaves me unhappy.
That’s it! Those are my goals for 2018. They’re things that I should be doing all the time just as general maintenance for my body and mind, but it feels nice to step into 2018 with a clean slate. Plus with the flu, things can only go up from here.
Wishing all of you a happy and healthy new year.