1/6/17

NEW YEAR NEW ME

Jk, same old Kerry. 
I don't know why but I don't like the term "resolution" so I call them goals. Something to strive towards, to make me into a better person, a healthier person physically & mentally & a happier person. I've always felt it is important to be in touch with yourself, to have your "own" thing & since becoming a mama of two it is HARD work finding the rhythm of having my own thing & sometimes being in touch with myself. I mean, you know you're deep into motherhood when you feel panicky, thinking you lost someone or something when you go somewhere by yourself, haha. I am so used to having those little babes with me every second of the day I almost don't know what to do with myself when they aren't around. Almost. It's taken me some time but I have finally figured out how to be more in touch with myself amongst the chaos, but I really want to focus on it more in the new year. It's something that I need. When I was planning my goals I tried to focus on certain areas that I want to be better in & they all had to do with health in one way or another. I want to be physically healthier, mentally healthier, eat healthier & be happier. After figuring that out it was pretty easy to pick my top goals for the year, so here they are:

Eat sugar free 5 days a week // Don't worry, i'm not going off ALL sugar, cause that is impossible for me at this time, but i'm striving to eat food without any added sugar (fruit is allowed!), 5 days a week & once I feel i've conquered that I'm going to try for every day. I know from experience that I feel so much better & am a lot happier when I eat healthy but instead of doing a diet to be healthier, I want to make more of a life change, so this is my baby step towards that.

Remember I matter too // This may sound silly to some of you, but this is legit. There are days where I don't shower because I just don't have the time, it seems like these days I rarely have 5 minutes to myself & I am always getting called from someone & somewhere in the house. It's pretty tiring & I can forget myself & forget to check in with myself. More than the physical it messes with my mental needs. Like I mentioned above, it is so important for me to be in touch with myself & since I have finally found my groove & found a way to feel in touch with myself through the chaos that is life, I don't want to loose it! So a big goal for myself is to remember myself, to extract myself from life for at least 15 minutes a day, to let my mind wander & be empty & to write. Writing is by far my best form of release & I have finally started writing in my journal again & it has been heavenly (totally bought this journal when Milo was 3 months old with intentions of writing & meditating once a day, did not start doing it until a month ago & at my best I do it 3 x's a week! This is what I'm talking about, I suck at follow through).

Read more to get my inquisitive side going // I love to read & I have noticed that I read less books that make me question & make me think & I read more of the easy, you don't have to think kind of books. Don't get me wrong, I totally love those books but I really want to start reading the books that make me think, that give me new insights & teach me new things. Seems easy enough.

Go Exploring // Austin & I really want to make an effort to go somewhere new at least once a month. Somewhere new meaning a new town nearby, all the way to a different country if we have any opportunities! We both love to travel & explore but get caught up in the day to day grind & sometimes forget to do it. This way we will make a better effort to checking out new & exciting spots.

Sweat 5 days a week to be strong // When I was first thinking about my goals I wrote "be physical 5 days a week" but I wanted it to be more than just being physical. I'm already semi physical everyday cause i'm chasing after two boys! But more than that I want to sweat, I want to work my body, push it to it's limits & get stronger & healthier & that's not going to happen without a little sweat. (sidetone: I totally hate to sweat).

Be more here rather than there // I have a constant stream of randomness running through my brain 24/7 & sometime it can get totally distracting. Anywhere from thinking of what I need to do, to what I want to do, to what I should be doing, to whatever the celebrity gossip is, to what's going to happen in a new episode of whatever show... there are constantly things happening in my head. I want to learn to be more present & aware of what is happening around me, to not get so distracted that I miss out or don't enjoy the moments I am living.

Less screen time as a continued habit // This is a constant goal of mine. I've mentioned before that I do my best not to use my phone or my computer in front of my kids unless it's for phone calls & the occasional text, but I still think it is something I can work on. If there is one thing I don't ever want my kids to say is that "mom is always on her phone" or for them to think that it is ok for people to constantly be on one. One of my biggest pet peeves is when people are on their phones all the time, especially in group settings rather than enjoying the company of the people around them. So less screen time for me.

What are some of your goals? Are you going to set goals? I'd love to hear what you want to work on for the upcoming year!

1 comment :

  1. i love your goal about reading books that push you! i need to do more of that too - sometimes i avoid it because i know it'll take longer to read those books, but i'm going to add that to my list! (and as always, you are darling. plz share where that denim jacket is from, it's perfect!)

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