Saturday, January 5, 2013

2013 intentions...

did you make resolutions or plan goals for the new year?

when it comes to resolutions,  i believe they should be easy. i know from experience that baby steps are the best way to develop new habits and maintain them. i also believe it's a good idea to improve on whatever it is you're already doing {see last year's goals} or have an interest in...

for example, i'm already a daily exerciser {on twitter i share what workouts i've done for the day} and clean eater {since i have to be gluten and dairy-free, it's a good thing i love veggies, fruit and lean meats!}, but i plan to {continue to} seek out and add new types of workouts and recipes to my lifestyle. thankfully, my library has a fabulous selection of workout dvds {i'd go broke if i bought them all, LOL!} and i belong to a gym that frequently offers new classes; also, i already enjoy cooking, and the food i eat is essential to keeping myself and my family healthy, so trying new dishes is always fun!

other goals for my 2013:

read 12 of the books on my Goodreads to-read shelf.
i do read regularly, but i seem to get sidetracked when it comes to reading those books i've purposely added to that designated {virtual} shelf over the years. 12 is a small but attainable goal, so if i discover new books along the way, i can read them as well. or add them to my to-read shelf... ;)

spend more time with friends and family
it's so easy to let the busyness of life get in the way, but time is precious and should be enjoyed with those who mean the most to me.

sleep more
last year i did this by adding a nap to my day {such a good thing!}, but have fallen off the wagon recently. sleep is so important to all areas of health for everyone. because of my own personal health issues, it's even more essential to staying well.

keep learning
have you heard of Khan Academy or Coursera.org? they are fabulous teaching websites i've already  been learning with over the past few months. this year i'll continue to feed my brain with classes ranging in subjects from algebra to sociology and mental health to history of film.


there are a few other pursuits and goals i have for the year that i won't share...just yet. i will say they're quite exciting {and a bit out-of-my-comfort-zone-scary}, but i will when the time is right!

here's to a fabulous year!


 

1 comment:

JoJo said...

Definitely reading and getting more sleep is on my resolution :)