With the new year coming, my mind goes to where it always goes around this time: resolutions. I never really make any. This year, though, I think I might, and these are a few of the top ones:
Give 100% in everything I do: my role as a wife, mom, nurse, daughter, sister, etc. Just typing that feels exhausting, but I also want to give 100% to myself. I know in many areas I do not give it my best, and that is a shame. There are many things I know I need to do (or not do anymore) to make this happen.
Bargain shop! I have done so well at this this past year. I still shop TOO much, and that is also an area needing urgent attention, but I definitely want to keep finding those bargains that I have come across. It's fun!
Continue to lose the weight. I have lost 30 pounds after my weight plateaued when I gave birth through simple diet changes. I have put about 5 back on over the holidays but I have a goal weight I want to be at by my 32nd birthday and I want to get serious and get there. This also ties into giving myself 100%. I feel so much better when I am eating healthy and exercising.
Drop some of the medications. I touched on this months ago that the medications I take likely give me unnecessary side effects. My biggest struggle is chronic headaches (not migraines, just headaches) so I take Excedrin (Migraine and Tension versions) as well as prescription Fioricet. None of these options help get rid of the headaches and some days they don't do anything at all, but I take one or all on a DAILY basis and that is not healthy or good. I think I need to figure out the root of what is causing the headaches and start there and work my way up. First big thing: drink more water and exercise. The antidepressants aren't going anywhere any time soon, but who knows. Maybe if I can get myself in a better physical state of mind, my emotional state of mind will follow suit?
And last: save, save, save. We want to take our kids to Disney World SO bad but it is SO expensive. We really want to do this in the coming year.
I may back away from social media a bit, too. Eek. If I say it, does that mean I have to own it? No guarantees on that one, but for real. Facebook and blogging is a FUN habit, but a habit that takes me away from giving 100% to my family, which is far more important. We'll see on this one. Note I did not include it in my list. It was more of a little side thought ;)