I would like to take the opportunity of the New Year to write a post not on nutrition but on well-being. As the new year arises, many of us tend to have a “new year resolutions” list. We also can read over the web, that many of those resolutions don’t last. This can make one feel low or even generate stress at some degrees. I have personally hopped off the resolutions train and hopped on the goals train. So when the New Year arrives, I set myself a reasonable set of goals for the year to come. Set a maximum of 5 goals, which should not be too challenging, and certainly not make you feel stressed or overwhelmed. Think of baby steps. Review them regularly (every month or other month) and see where you are. Do not hesitate to adapt them if you realise they were too challenging or not enough. Don’t think that everything is cast in stone!
My goals for 2014 were the followings:
- Spend more time at home
- Enjoy more Mother Nature and live more “au naturel”
- Bake more as I absolutely adore this
- Read at least 6 books
- Keep going the simplifying adventure, and this in every area.
They were not too challenging, but they were meant to drive me to the next level. And while I did not reach all of them, I surely reached my next level. Which made me feel great! And is this not what it is all about?