Here's to another new year- 2008
Are you ready? Do you do Resolutions? I remember last year one of my resolutions was to get more healthy, and while I was doing well with my T-Tapp throughout the year, I managed to find myself a job and get completely off-track. I have managed to lose weight anyhow, mostly due to being so darn busy, and it's not a lot, but it's something. I definitely am planning on joining the local Curves or another local gym to get myself up and moving around even more in the New Year.
I know many people do not believe in Resolutions and find them pointless and I completely understand that notion. For me I look more at it as a goal than a "resolution". Goals are easy to make but can you keep them? I need more organization in my chaotic life, and I feel like maybe if I do some more goal setting I can be more productive and feel less stressed. So my GOALS for the next year are to tackle the problem areas in life: stress, finances and health. First, the stress- I need to slow down, and I am very guilty of running around like a chicken with its head cut off. I need to keep to small goals I can post for myself throughout the week so I can enjoy my weekends off and not feel rushed. Secondly, finances- we have to start saving. Right now life might be good but you must be on alert because nothing is forever. My husband is dealing with back pain and I am in the process of looking for a better job as I may need to be the breadwinner in the future and I am fine with that. We don't know what this back pain entails and we are going to get it looked at in the next month. I need to be prepared in case he needs to take time off from work, and in order for us to do that and to stay afloat, we must start saving now. Health is my last one. Health insurance is so damned expensive here it's hard to find something that will help take care of your pre-existing conditions. I am still in need of a partial hysterectomy as the Adenomyosis in my uterus is getting out of control, and I refuse to allow any GYN to ever put me on the Pill or any hormonal pill ever again. My legs now have permanent swelling going on due to taking the Yaz back in July-September. I need to take better care of that. And my dental health is something else I am focusing on. I have undergone a root planing and scaling operation (deep cleaning), have been flossing and brushing and making sure I do what I need to do, and just had my three remaining wisdom teeth pulled out a week ago (which I am still recovering from, not well, might I add! I am now on Penicillin and have to see the dentist next week to figure out why I'm still swelling, and it looks and feels like my gums have separated from the one loose molar that was in front of one of the removed wisdom teeth, and it feels as if my root may be exposed...lovely).
I wish you all a very good year and even if you don't believe in Resolutions, goals are good things to keep in mind. I found a very helpful website on SMART goal making, and hope this link helps in case you are interested!
Happy New Year's to you all- and be safe!