This past year was one of the hardest physically, mentally, and spiritually. I am bound and determined to make this new year one that I will look back at and see the growth in myself. If I want to see change, I know that I have to set reachable goals that will better my all-around wellness.
Physical wellness- Exercise (walk, yoga, simple workouts) 5 times a week. Instead of waking up and browsing my phone for 20-30 minutes, I can use that time to do one of those exercises before I start my day. I know that I feel better- physically AND mentally when I do some sort of physical activity everyday. Telling myself that I can do it later after work almost always fails, so getting it done before I do anything else will give me no more excuses.
Mental wellness- keeping life simple. I know that sounds so easy to some, but for me, I am constantly trying to make things perfect. A perfectly clean house. A perfect daily schedule set. A perfect picture to post on social media to show how perfect we are, when in reality we are no where near that. All of these things stress me out and make my emotions high. I truly think that making life simple will make my constant ball of emotions- rage, crying, bitterness- lessen and my mental state at peace.
Spiritual wellness- get back to the basics. Reading the Bible daily and actually digging into the words. Journaling what The Lord is telling me. Worship music while exercising. Finding a specific time and place to pray daily. I used to be so good at doing a lot of these things, but have gotten too far away from them. I have been in a huge spiritual drought this past year, and I know going back to the basics of my relationship with God will get me out of this dark hole.
I blamed my lack of overall wellness on being busy. School. Work. Kids. But to be able to maintain all of those things, I have to be WELL- physically, mentally, and spiritually. I have to choose to wake up everyday to be well. I have to choose to find joy in the simple things. I have to choose to live my life the best to my ability- and that comes from working on myself daily.
Here’s to 2020, the year of W E L L N E S S.