I’ve been sitting here wondering what could I possibly blog about tonight. Yes, it’s Friday night and I’m thinking about writing. I have a lot of anxiety built up and this is the only way I know to get it out.
I was searching through blog posts, trying to find some inspiration and I kept seeing all these posts about blogging challenges. So I thought why not post about my goals and things I need to change once and for all.
Here are my six goals for becoming healthy in six months or less.
Stop smoking for good.
I was doing good, I actually quit for about a week. But then I slipped back into it. Truthfully, I don’t even understand why I keep going back. I feel so much worse when I do, and so much better when I don’t.
Be more positive.
For the most part I am, so I guess what I’m trying to say is I need to be more positive within myself. I’ve dealt with depression in the past and I finally overcame it. But when I look at myself, I can still be my own worst enemy. I can rip myself apart in about two seconds and it takes an immensely long time to put that back together. Self confidence is definitely not my middle name. I then project that onto other people, thinking they look at me the way I do. Definitely a horrible habit I need to break.
Drink more tea.
I’ve recently become turned onto green tea (which is great for detoxing from nicotine I’ve found out!) and echinacea tea with just a touch of lemon. When I lived on my own, I started getting into herbal teas and finding new ones and learning about herbs was something that I really enjoyed. Therefore, I’m getting back to what makes me feel good.
This is another great habit that I used to have, which actually helped me quit smoking before. Then life happened and it just seemed like I never had time to do it. But I need to make time, because the way I’ve been going isn’t doing me any favors.
At least once a week, no less. Writing is a huge stress reliever for me, which again, I’m not sure why I don’t do it more often. I guess I focus too much on what’s bugging me than actually doing something to counteract it and redirect negative energy. I used to keep a journal of things I was thankful for and I wrote at least one thing every day. It’s amazing how it changes your way of thinking and personal well being.
Do more of anything that is good for my soul.
Like taking baths. This is actually one thing I did do tonight. I soaked in some lavender epsom salts, and tried to really relax my mind. It was amazing and everything I needed.
So there we have it. My new goals and I am determined to stick to them and I will! You should be hearing from me more often now that goal #5 is officially written down.
Until next time… ❤