First, I’d like to take a moment to give 2017 the credit it deserves. I’ve seen many posting about how terrible it was and I’m a little scared to admit that was not my experience. 2017 was one of the best years of my life. And I don’t say that lightly. But to be fair – I was due.
Here are my intentions for 2018:
- No alcohol. I took my last drink on November 10th, 2017 and I haven’t regretted it once. Most people think that when someone quits it must be because they have a “problem”. That is not always the case and was not the case for me. But I can tell you that alcohol was not doing me any favors. I may discuss this further at another time, but for now that’s all I have to say about that.(this awesome shirt came from the Home Podcast store)
- Save money. I mentioned that 2017 was a great year, and part of that was investing in myself. So I spent some money. This year I’m going to reel in my spending and replenish my savings.
- Read at least 12 books. Last year all my reading was dedicated to YTT. This year I hope to dive into my ever-growing pile of books. Right now I’m about to finish “Braving the Wilderness: The Quest for True Belonging and the Courage to Stand Alone” by Brené Brown. It’s the perfect book to go along with our current political and social culture. I hope to read more than just 12, but I want to keep everything on this list attainable.
- Improve general health – exercise, mindfulness, and diet. I’m purposely keeping this one pretty general. I want to go to the gym more (5am workouts help me stay focused on good health all day). More yoga and meditation. A mostly whole foods and plant rich diet. I’d also eventually like to kick the Diet Mountain Dew habit.
What are your 2018 intentions?