03 January 2010

My head tells me it's time to make a change

I tend to get very rejuvenated at the close of an old year. I love the new year and the symbolic renewal it evokes in me. I know all of the right things to do and the right ways to live, and I've tried desperately to incorporate lots of healthy habits into my daily routine, though I have had a hard time making them stick.
I can read all about them, agree, get pumped up, but soon revert to my old ways. So this year, I wrote my own "self help" book.
I have incorporated all of my own priorities in an order that I know I can handle. I have made a basic checklist, and hope to stick to it finally as I now own it and it is personal.
I have also made it obtainable for me and my family.
This first week, I am adopting exercise into my daily routine. I started on Tuesday of last week, and have either jogged or taken a bike ride four whole times. I am extremely proud of this and feel great, having ever loved these two activities but as of late have put them at the end of my priorities. I have done it even though it has been 20 degrees even! Yay!
I have also spent time each morning reading the Bible and praying. My goals for self improvement are simple and obvious, but for some reason I have let them slip. I am concentrating on mind, body, and spirit.
Wish me luck, and I may keep you up to date on how good I feel :)
Good luck to you in your resolutions and may you grow and change every day.

2 comments:

Rebecca said...

Yay Courtney! It's important to take time for yourself (which ultimately helps your family) but not at all easy. I have my own similar goals. I wish us both luck. :)

mandy said...

best of luck with your goals! i've got to get a grip on myself and start focusing on similar goals. in the spring. when baby walks ;)