Do you make New Year’s Resolutions?
I’m a goal person. I make goals for the year, the month, the week and the day…yeah I’m that girl.
This year’s New Year’s Resolutions just weren’t working for me. What I thought I wanted on 12/31/2015 is way different then what I want today. Instead of keeping my New Year’s Resolutions, I decided to update them.
I’m calling these my mid-year resolutions.
Instead of focusing on not being able to lose the baby weight or workout the way I want due to being injured, I’m shifting my focus to fueling my body with the right foods, move my body in a way that feels good and be mindful of the amazing life I have.
I’m focusing on eating healthy, whole foods, and enjoy the foods I love without guilt. I’m going for balance, not perfection.
I was listening to a podcast today and they were talking about the connection to your mind and eating. They spoke about how it’s okay to really enjoy the piece of cake or ice cream and then move on from it. Where things get dicey is when we put negative thoughts into what we are eating when we are eating it. So if we are freaking out because the salad we are eating may not be organic, we are sending our brain the wrong message.
Makes sense to me!
In addition to eating right, I have been in pain too long this year and want to be pain-free by the end of the year. So, I want to focus on moving my body in a way that feels good, like doing yoga and some weight exercises that do not put strain on me. Instead, they allow me to workout and heal at the same time.
Lastly, having a morning routine of practicing gratitude along with my 10 minutes of meditation.
I share these with you to keep myself accountable but to show you just because New Year’s Resolutions seem to be what most people do for goal setting, doesn’t necessarily mean that’s the only time to goal set. Do your goals when they feel right to you. Do them when you need to change them up. They are your goals and they shouldn’t have a defined date as starting on 1/1.
When do you do your goal setting? Are you setting mid-year goals? I’d love to hear them!
Till next time….sparkle on!
UPDATE: After this post, I developed a 10 page workbook with email series to help you through the steps. If you are trying to figure out where to start to make this year or month the best yet, make sure to check it out here!