I’m not a huge fan of New Years Resolutions. Mainly because I don’t like to be told what to do and I don’t need some bossy New Year coming in and trying to take charge of my life. If I make a change in my life it is because I wanted to do it – so take that, you controlling New Year!
As the Fate Fairies would have it, I came across this little book:
To state the obvious: it is a book with 52 changes to complete in a year. And they are all things to make you a healthier, happier, you. Now, most of these are no-brainers: drink more water?? Who knew!? But the point is to make each week an intention to integrate that new change into your life. Focusing on one thing for an entire week not only appeals to the ADD kid in me, who loses interest in things quickly, but also makes me think about them more critically. Plus, you can totally make it your own!
Here is an example of what I’ve done to personalize this journey:
I got a whiteboard (B1G1 at Michaels) and designated it to showcase the change for the week. Here is week 1:
In addition to what the book says about water intake, I included a section for personal goals (you can read more about those in my first week post), as well as a preview for what is on the agenda for the next week. Since DH is doing this with me, it is helpful for him to have a visual of what we are doing and why.
This was born out of my Extreme Bust and Decollate Makeover. While I have been aiming to treat the sun damage suffered by my decollate over the years, my efforts have been futile as I was only treating the skin and not my whole body. I am a firm believer that illness in one area of your body is a function of imbalance in the rest of your body. So instead of slathering myself in all of the oils and creams, I am improving it from the inside and out. And also slathering myself in oils and creams. Follow along!