Why is it that New Year's resolutions always make me think I have to GIVE UP something? For years, when people asked me, "What is your New Year's resolution?" I would just shrug. Not interested, dude. I like my life.
But it can always be better, right? :) Duh. That's why for 2017 I decided to create New Year's Goals instead. That made me feel like I was ADDING something great to my life. I love this approach and am excited to double down on my goals for 2018!
The next main pillar of life is Health and Spiritual Wellness.
Health tends to be a big focus for New Year's in general. In 2017, my boyfriend and I decided to join a gym and meet each other in the morning before work to exercise 2-3 times per week.
Truth is, working out regularly is not easy for me. And no, it's not the exercising part that I find to be so difficult. Once I'm there, I'm good. It's the GOING to the gym/yoga class/pilates that I can't seem to hammer out into a steady habit.
In the morning, I'm tired. After work, I don't feel like it. During lunch, there's not enough time and I don't want to get sweaty. Wah, wah, wah! You gotta do it. It's just something you have to do if you want to live a happy, fulfilled, productive long life.
I give a lot of credit to my boyfriend who is motivated and creates a gym schedule for us. We started out 2017 strong working out 2-3 times per week. Then work travel happened and we t-o-t-a-l-l-y fell off the wagon.
After a few months he suggested that we create a schedule with a trainer at L.A. Fitness. As painful as it was for my wallet... and as intimidating as it seemed at the time (I imagined a scary football coach yelling at me and shattering my emotional wellbeing)... it was the best decision ever.
Now that it's on the calendar, we're on a regular schedule! Even through winter. And our trainer is super sweet and encouraging.
Check out the vision board I made in 2017 for Health + Spiritual Wellness. I had more of a yoga focus, but hey that's okay.
Put it out there and somehow the Universe will make sure it happens!
I've created a few printable products to help you achieve your health and spiritual goals for 2018. Yasss!
Body Goals provides a template for your work out plan Monday through Friday. Keep up with your plan throughout the year and see how much you improve!
The Meal Planner is a great tool for eating healthy throughout the week. It's not that you don't like healthy food, right?!
It's just hard when everything is so last minute. The meal planner will keep your belly AND your wallet on track.
The Spiritual Journal provides a guide for your daily practices such as prayer, meditation, mindfulness, and reading.
It includes a section to write down what you're thankful for and which books/podcasts are feeding your spirit.