Happy new year! Anyone else happy to be done with 2016? I sure am. 2016 was a terrible year for me. While there were LOTS of good things that happened in the year, the bad just kept coming.
For years now, I’ve done these goal posts but I never truly followed through. This year, I plan to change that. I actually kind of have to. For my heart and soul.
Personal Goals for January 2017
Get out of the house. I tend to spend a lot of time inside and usually only go out to run errands. The anxiety doesn’t help, but I need to fight it. I live a pretty solitary life and I don’t want to anymore. My goal is to go out at least once a week in January.
Read four books. I challenged myself to read 52 books in 2017, so that would require me to read 4 in January to stay on track. I’m actually excited about this because reading helps me escape and that’s a necessity for my mental health.
Stay away from soda. I’ve noticed that I usually reach for soda when I’m feeling down, but it doesn’t help and it actually makes me start feeling angry and emotional. In January, I’m going to work on staying away from it as much as possible (and hopefully can be completely off of it by the end of the new year).
Find a new job. I ended 2016 with a job loss. And it’s scary coming into the month knowing that there’s not enough to make ends meet. So I hope to find a new job in January that will allow me to make it through the month, and then the rest of the year.
Try out yoga and meditation. My mental health took a huge hit in 2016. I have never had so many panic and anxiety attacks in one year, it was actually a little scary. But I’m hoping that yoga and meditation will help me regain control of my mind and body to begin healing.