Looking Forward

In the past I have done a recap of the year to round out/begin the new year. This time around I thought to do things a bit different. Instead of reminiscing on the past, I am going to choose to look forward.

2015 was not as eventful as the previous year. I had some ups and downs for sure. What I am looking forward to in 2016 is being the best version of me. That's the only piece in the world I have any true control over, so when I am feeling lost or frustrated, it is important for me to bring it back to me. So in doing so, here are some things I want to focus on:

1. My mental well being. It all starts with your thoughts. Negativity is so limiting yet, so easy to be guilt of promoting in one's life. For this I plan to do some positive self-talk. Being kind to myself by cheering myself on rather than focusing on my flaws. 5 minutes  per day of positive affirmations and thinking of things I am grateful is one new thing I would like to incorporate in my life.

2. My physical well being. I have fitness goals and all that but truly, the foundation for me is getting in 30 minutes of walking and 30 minutes of yoga. This doesn't have to be all at the same time, but I believe this alone will help me feel generally good in my body. Not only moving my body is important but so is eating for wellness. I want to focus on putting things in my body that make me feel good, not just please my taste buds. More to come on this.

3. Financial health. Tyler and I are getting some items paid down and really focusing on our life goals and how managing our finances can help them achieve this.

4. Spending more time in community. Whether this is my family community, my yoga community, my plant based eating community, or my work community, I want to focus on spending more time cultivating community. I am an introvert so sometimes being around people can be exhausting. However, I know that I feel more supported when I have people in my life whom I can talk to and relate to.

5. Spending time in nature. Our lives have become so urban, with traveling by car, working in an office, spending time in a warm house or cool house, depending on the season. I want to be sure I feel the air and the sun every day. This may seem basic but trust me, there are days where that only happens to walk to my car and put the dogs out.

So there you have it! 5 items I want to focus on for 2016. What are your intentions for this bright and shiny new year?

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