Welcome to 2013

1 Jan
image from nataliedee.com

image from nataliedee.com

A new year!  It is just a day like any other but it is also a day off!  So I stayed up really late playing games, eating chips and drinking champagne and then expected to sleep in.  Unfortunately, my neighbor started their new year with some impromptu construction work.  Starting around 7 am I heard the growling and beeping of a Bobcat tractor digging up their yard.  Hopefully a plumbing crisis is what prompted such early rudeness. Needless to say I was awake much earlier than I expected or preferred.

Anyway, I enjoy the new year and appreciate it not just as a day off but also a symbol of turning over a new leaf, starting anew and moving forward in meaningful ways.  I’ve been thinking carefully about goals to follow for 2013 and it is exciting that it is finally here.

“Happiness is not a goal…it’s a by-product of a life well lived.” ~Eleanor Roosevelt

“If you want to live a happy life, tie it to a goal, not to people or things.” ~Albert Einstein

I’m going to be rolling out a lot of changes this year and blogging about it all the while.  This month the focus is on taking better care of my physical self, an endeavor for which concrete goals can be quite helpful.

Here are some of the goals:

  • Take multivitamins and supplements daily.  
  • Attend appointments with the doctor, dentist and other health professionals as recommended.
  • Eat at least 5 servings of fruits and vegetables daily.
  • Cut out wheat.
  • Walk 10,000 steps per day, 6 days per week.
  • Do a daily yoga practice.

Of course there are specific reasons for all of these goals and I have some ideas for how I’ll be tracking them.  Stay tuned for more!

What are your goals for 2013 and how do you plan to keep up with them?

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