My December Goals

I have decided, in the very last month of the year, that it’s not too late to make some resolutions to improve my life. I have had a crazy year full of ups and downs, I have made some massive changes in my life and overall I am much happier now than I was a year ago. However, there are still some things that I would like to do to make myself healthier and happier.

Plan something social every week.

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Since I’ve moved to a new place I’ve spent a lot of time on my own due to the nature of my work and the fact that I haven’t made a lot of new friends yet. I want to make more of an effort to arrange a coffee date or a cinema trip or even a shopping trip with someone. I am already planning on going to a work Christmas party this week so I am off to a good start.

Exercise 3 times a week

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Ughhh… this goal is so boring. But necessary for me as I literally haven’t incorporated any exercise into my life in the last few months. It is a cornerstone of self-care. Movement – any kind of movement is important in your daily life. My goal for this month is to get out for a walk, or else yoga or pilates at home on my yoga mat. I haven’t moved much in the last few months so I will be starting out small – 20-30 mins a day. I will build it up again and intend to join a gym again in January.

Plan my meals 

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Another boring goal but again totally necessary. This was part of my CBT-E therapy for managing my eating disorder. I have slacked on this for the last couple of weeks meaning that I have been going hungry or else overeating. Not good. So planning my meals will help me to manage this and make sure I am eating regularly and eating enough to sustain me.

Write Down One Thing I Am Grateful For Every Day

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This is something I have started recently as part of my #positivitychallenge. I have decided to try to see the positive part of everything. It’s really not easy. But last week I saw a huge difference in my well-being and thoughts just by finding something I am grateful for in my life. It starts to put things into perspective. Last week was a very tough week for me, but I managed. And that is something I am grateful for. That I got through it.

Take Pictures of Happy Things 

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Basically, I intend to take pictures of things that make me happy- a cup of coffee on a Monday morning, a new outfit that makes me feel good, a friend smiling. That way, I can look back on my photos and feel good about things that happened to me that week. It’s just my little way of giving myself a boost and reminding myself that I have things in my life that make me feel happy.

So that’s it. My goals may seem very simplistic. But for me they are basics of my self-care, and that’s what I need right now in the month leading up to Christmas. I also fully intend to eat what I want, wear what I want and do what I want. All within reason. 😉

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2 thoughts on “My December Goals

  1. I’ve started meal planning and joined a gym a couple months ago and both have absolutely 1000% changed my life. I bought like a 20-pack of bento boxes on Amazon for $18 and while I’m still figuring out proper portion sizes they’ve been AWESOME for meal planning right. I highly recommend buying something like it if you’re doing meal planning too. I also feel like buying a gym membership holds you accountable for your fitness- like you’re paying for it, don’t waste your money! I’ve loved 24 hr Fitness because of all the classes they have too, if you’re in America check them out!

    – Shannon | http://www.goingwithhappy.com

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