Jan 20, 2016

Wellness Goals for 2016

One of the three major things I want to get under control this year besides my finances and physical health is my overall wellness.
 As I have gotten older, I have figured out that your mental health does play a big role in you physical health. I had numerous ups and down last year on both fronts.
Since I decided to take "the bull by the horns" so to speak on this year, here are some of the main issues that I am going to focus on either incorporating and taking a hold of:

Mediate/ I started doing this at the beginning of the year and it had helped A LOT!!! Usually, I try to do it twice a day: right when I wake up before I do anything and right before I go to bed to reflect on the day I had. Getting outside yourself and just being in silence where you can actually think about things for me personally, really helps me get greater insight on some of the things happening in my life at that time.

Controlling stress levels/ This is a BIG one for me. I tend to take on the stress of everyone that is around me. Some would say that I tend to feel others feelings more than others but it takes a major toll on me sometimes. More times than not, I end up stressing about my issues I have to deal with along with their. I have already taken steps to pull myself away from others stress and it seems to be working so far.

Stop trying to control everything around me/ This one goes along with the stress levels. I am the first to admit that I am kind of a control freak. As I have gotten older funny enough most have taken advantage of this because I want to do everything to make sure it's done right. I know I shouldn't be like this but if I ask someone to do something and it's not done in a timely manner, I just do it myself.
Like with everything else, I have had to stop trying to do everything which is harder said then done.

Relax/ If you haven't noticed already: I am a big ole' walking stress ball. I have always been a fun person but I am way more serious then everyone else I know. I think this stems from me having to be the adult/most responsible one in many of the situations. This probably goes way back to when I was Director of Standards and Ethics during my sorority days (my friends jokingly called me the cleaner because I cleaned up everyone mess they found themselves in). I have been trying to be more lighthearted and less stuffy lately.

Let Go/ For me letting go of the past is somewhat hard. I am extremely hard on myself when something happens or doesn't go the exact way I want it to go. I am working on just letting things fall the way and living in the moment. This is the same for relationships. I am learning that some friendships serve their purpose and then you have to move on from them, especially toxic ones. Holding onto something that was once great that has gone sour is never good for anyone involved.

There you have it: my wellness goals. This year I am all about trying to reflect and move forward, not regress backwards. Does anyone else have any Wellness goals for this year??

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