I have mentioned previously that I did not set any super specific goals for 2016. I was coming off of a difficult relapse in my depression, and I didn’t want to set goals that I knew would not be a priority in my life and would just set me up for disappointment. But I did choose a word that would encompass the direction I wanted to go in and that word was: Forward.
Forward in my life. Forward in my health. Forward in getting back on track.
But within that word “forward” are three subsets of what I am working on in getting my personal wellness back on track.
The word healthy can have a broad meaning, but for me, it means that I am healthy inside and out. What do I do to stay healthy?
- I take my vitamins.
- I drink green juices.
- I eat as many fruits and vegetables as I can.
- I stay away from gluten.
- I wear sunscreen.
- I try to get at least 7 hours of sleep a night.
- I try to incorporate many plant-based meals into my meal repertoire.
- I drink water.
- I exercise 2-4 times a week.
These things that I do, keep me on a healthy level that not only am I comfortable with, but I know that what I am doing is keeping me feeling my best physically and mentally.
I want to be strong physically, yes that is true. Working out and eating what is best for my body will continue me on the path to accomplishing that. But being strong mentally is also very, very important to me. I can’t undo my past, I can’t undo bad days, I can’t undo the feelings that attach themselves to my well-being and threaten to undo me. But what I can do, is to keep moving. Keep pressing forward and try to stay in the moment as much as possible. Stop looking in the rear view mirror and look ahead at the road in front of me. Breathe, meditate, know that these things will pass and to just stay present. BE STRONG.
I want to be energetic. Not in the sense of 5 cups of coffee energetic, but just more full of life. More of just getting out there. More vibrance. More brightness. More light. More sun and less thunderstorms. Radiating life. I don’t want to be the water crashing on the rocks. I want to be the water ebbing and flowing with the sea.
What things do you do to stay healthy, strong, and vibrant?