Fighting the Darkness in 2017
Monday, January 09, 2017
It's a new year and while everyone is in the middle of trying to accomplish their resolutions, I've done my annual goal list. I spend a lot of time thinking that eventually leads up to sitting down with a pen and paper to start writing out goals I would like to meet during the new year. I make goals that fall under different categories:
After I have them written down, I then begin to put down HOW I can meet those, including my overall plan.
I noticed this year I kept coming back to my mental health... it's been a hard winter, particularly the last two weeks of December, so all of my goals are in connection with fighting my depression.
This last week has included the beginning of training for a spring half marathon, so I've been really active exercising three of those days.
I have cut back on junk and upped my fruits and veggies.
I decided I need to cut back on my diet soda (typically two a day) to once a week... I'm on day 8 of no soda and it's getting easier to say, "no".
Making more time for me(running, hot baths, etc.).
Playing lots of music that lifts my mood, and spending more time in prayer.
The last week has been fantastic. I have felt more energetic, enjoyed more of my time with our little family, and I've been in a better overall mood.
I got 8.5 miles under my belt in a five day span, no soda in over a week, I am down four pounds, and am just plain HAPPY.
I know the darkness will return, but for now I am soaking all of this up. It's amazing how making several minor changes can bring about a big overall change.
My list is a page and a half long, but it's a lot of little things to help meet the overall goal that is set. Not to mention I have an entire year to attempt to reach them.
If you want to make changes in 2017, set realistic, attainable goals that will do more than benefit your waistline.