2013 was my “Back to Basics” year. And I followed through pretty good. A lot of the changes I made will continue on into 2014.
Finding Balance is my goal for this year. And that means to me:
- Creating Good/Positive Habits
Probably my biggest challenge in creating a routine is Sleep! I have struggled with a sleep schedule since the day I was born. honestly, this can be confirmed by my mom! LOL I am a night owl by nature. And I fight that on a regular basis. I even worked a 9-5 job for 7 years and fought it everyday. It never became “normal” for me to wake up at a certain time and go to bed at a certain time.
So, this is my “Achilles Heel” so to speak. I have come to realize I can no longer stay up until some insane hour, grab a couple of hours of sleep and then put in another full day. That no longer works for me and I am struggling with accepting that. Sleep is a vital part of healing and restoring our body and minds.
Eating is another huge problem for me. I am one of those people who go all day without eating and then a big evening meal or pick and snack all night. So, not good! I’m not talking about dieting here. I am talking about fueling my body regularly to keep my strength and metabolism at it’s best.
Cleaning yup, so not a favorite of mine! LOL What happened this past year is we had some major crazy busy times with our business and things that were non-business related, mainly our home, fell to the wayside. And then what happens? You get so stressed out about the clutter and the mess you wear yourself out doing a 24 hour marathon cleaning binge. Which is exhausting!
Me Time. This is something I really lost this past year. I stayed so focused on so many other things that I lost me in the process. What’s worse is that I didn’t even realize that happened until late in the year.
There are several “sub-categories” this area.
- Girl Time
What about you? What areas do you want to change or improve on in 2014?