Wednesday, January 01, 2014
2014 has arrived!
I learned something important this past year by focusing on those things (God, family, career, etc.) meaningful to me. I keep a reasonable list of those things that need to be done, what would be nice to get done, and what I would enjoy. Sometimes the list is in my head, usually its on paper. By accomplishing the need (go to work) and at least something on the what would be nice list (tackling dust bunnies) frees me from guilt when I take time for myself. If I am tired and need down time, I let myself have it. Often, the feeling of being productive pushes me and I accomplish more than I planned (I do best when I compete again myself).
For 2014, I am adding exercise to the must do daily list.
Also, one goal. Just one.
This goal is to gradually eliminate processed/boxed foods from my life. I also want to stop eating out at restaurants. The cost doesn't meet our financial goals and the food is so unhealthy. The problem with this is it requires me to conscientiously plan and prepare food for every meal.
What a pain in the butt.
I'm going to start seeking healthy recipes for crock pot cooking and try prepping/preparing on the weekend for the week ahead. Pop a pre-made in the crock and by dinner, yummy without the additional work that day.
That's the concept.
I am not sure I believe I can accomplish this goal with consistency, which is why it is my only one set for this year. God help me, I'm putting myself to the test.