It's almost 2018, I cant believe how quickly it's all come around, can you? I have spent a great deal of time over the last few days pondering what 2018 is going to mean to me. Honestly, I'm still a little fuzzy on all the exact details but I do have a few ideas.
I also spent time thinking about what didn't work so well this past year, not exactly regrets as that's silly, more like lessons learned. Since returning from America in November, I've sidelined my health much more than is wise. Therefore 2018 is going to shake things up. Here are a few things I'll be putting into action come January for better health, mindset & wellness.
1. Be more mindful of what I'm eating: Like I said above, I haven't been the best at eating as well as I should and as a consequence this has impacted upon my health. I will make a conscious effort to get back to where I need to be. It's not about diets & fads for me. Paleo is the best thing that has happened to me as far as my health is concerned. Knowing what works and what doesn't work for me.
2. Do something just for me: I want to learn. Learn something new. There are so many things I want to do like study for a degree in Art History however, that's just not feasible right now so I'm scaling it down to a course of some kind, or perhaps a day course at the national portrait gallery.
3. Curb my social media habit: Too much social media can be a bad thing. I realise what makes me happy. Being outside, walking, listening to nature or learning new skills, reading, travelling & exploring. That enriches my life. However, I just don't spend time on those things. Instead I pick up my phone and scroll through endless pictures, tweets & websites. When I look back on life I'm not going to remember some random picture of avocado on toast but I already look back fondly on memories like the time my husband and I hiked in Napa Valley where we spotted the most beautiful hummingbird or the time we took coffee early on the edge of lake Tahoe.
4. Do the one thing I keep meaning to do: This can be anything or all of the things I’ve been putting off because I just haven't gotten around to it.
5. Try new things: Something completely different such as studying crystals or Reiki. Or go to the ballet, keep a wellness journal.
6. Experiment with a new workout: I love going to the gym and working out whether on my own or with my personal trainer. I also loved going to yoga, something I just don't do anymore for whatever reason. Therefore it's not a new workout per-se but returning to a much loved workout and rekindling that passion.