Here are some holidays and observances I'm adding to my calendar to help me stay on track through the coming year:
The first Monday of EVERY MONTH will be a "Celebrate Life Day".
October is Emotional Wellness month and I'm definitely observing this now with my focus on emotional eating.
October 24th: Food Day -- a nationwide celebration and a movement for healthy, affordable, and sustainable food.
November 1st: Give Up Your "Shoulds" Day -- give up a "should" for the day (or longer) that leads to stress, guilt, misery, or any sort of sadness
November 3rd: Sandwich Day
November 14th: Loosen Up, Lighten Up Day -- definitely something my type A personality needs to improve upon.
January 21st, 2014: Rid the World of Fad Diets and Gimmicks Day
In February, I will be observe International Expect Success Month.
In March, I will observe National Nutrition Month.
March 2nd -- 8th: National Sleep Awareness Week
April is Physical Wellness Month.
April 2nd: National Walking Day
April 15th: National Stress Awareness Day
May will be National Bike Month and I plan to be out riding my bike as often as possible.
June 5th: National Running Day
July is National Blueberries Month (one of my favorite foods).
July 3rd: Compliment Your Mirror Day
July 26th: National Dance Day: meant to promote dance education and physical fitness.
August 1st -- 7th: Simplify Your Life Week
August 3rd: Watermelon Day (another of my favorite summertime treats)
August 13th: International Lefthander's Day (I'm left-handed)
August 15th: National Relaxation Day. Definitely something I need to do better with -- it's that type A thing again.
September 20th: International Eat an Apple Day
September 24th: National Women's Health and Fitness Day
Now, to go put these in my calendar before I forget!