Saturday, January 2, 2016

2016 Goals

Happy 2016! I hope you had a very wonderful holiday season. Today I am sharing a list of everything I hope to do in 2016. I don’t really believe in making big new years resolutions and declarations of things that I absolutely must do in the new year because I think they just set us up for failure but I do have some things that I think are achievable that I am hoping to do and I think sharing helps me to stay on track.

In 2016 I would like to:

Write daily in my Gratitude Journal
I received a Gratitude Journal for my birthday and had yet to write it before yesterday. I already in believe in focusing on the positive things but sometimes we all get a little caught up in the bad things that happen so I’m going to take a little time each night to sit down and write out the good things that happened to me in any given day and the things that I am grateful for.

Blog more regularly
I know, I know! I say this every year and I really do try but then my health gets in the way and I find myself unable and unwilling to take the time necessary to take photos and write posts and then get them published. I’m aiming for at least one post a week on Beautiful Basics. This blog is a little trickier because sometimes I just have nothing to write about so maybe once a month?

Stay calm and find ways to control my anxiety
This one needs no explanation. I think I just need to remind myself to take deep breaths and remember that I’m okay.

Shop less, save more, and use up what I have
I’ve been a naughty shopper lately and I need to knock it off. I have everything I could ever want and/or need so I need to use the products I have, wear the clothes already hanging in my closet, and use things up before I buy more. I tend to be an impulse puchaser and I end up regretting my shopping habits.

Wear real clothes more often
I tend to go for comfort over fashion so my daily uniform consists of yoga pants and sweatshirts. I think I need to wear real clothes more often because I think it will help me feel more like a real, functioning human being.

Start stretching or take up yoga 
I need to move more and exercise tends to make me feel worse so maybe some gentle stretching or yoga will be a good routine for me to take up.

Be more gentle with myself and others 
Being gentle with all living beings is important for our overall well being and something I forget to be kind to myself or I get frustrated with those around me. Life is too short to be anything but good and loving.

Push myself out of my comfort zone and try new things 
I need to get out more and my anxiety often keeps me in the same routine as always.

Read more 
I love to read and unfortunately when I’m feeling unwell I often lose the ability to see and other times I’m unable to comprehend what I read so I get frustrated and just push all my books to the side. Reading is something I really enjoy and I need to do it more this year.

Spend more time outside 
The world is beautiful. I want to see more of it.

Spend less time on Facebook
I spend a lot of time on Facebook and it’s really a waste of time. Checking it occasionally is okay but I think I might be weirdly addicted to it and it does nothing for me.

Regulate my sleep
I don’t keep very normal hours and I would like to wake up earlier and go to sleep earlier.

Eat more regularly throughout the day to keep my blood sugar normal 
I’m hypoglycemic so I have major issues with my blood sugar levels. Eating more often is the key to keeping them regular, which helps my mood and the way I feel. Simply remembering to eat breakfast and having an extra snack or two throughout the day makes a huge difference.

Leave me a comment and let me know what you’re hoping to do in 2016 or if you have any suggestions for me.

1 comment:

  1. Wishing You A Year Filled With Great Joy Peace And Prosperity Have A Wonderful Year Ahead <3
    Love the Gratitude Journal part !
    Have found FB a major time waste - yet it is useful to connect iwth ppl - so I've limited it to 2 times a day
    Hopefully you write more blog posts & get published
    I too wear mumus (night gowns ) at home as they are v.comfortable
    Hope you achieve all that you set out to <3