Happy New Year!
I’m back and giving the Happiness Project another shot.
I think I got a little too excited after reading the book last spring and jumped in without enough planning. Also, I don’t think I realized how hard it would be to manage multiple blogs.
So now I’ve taken a break, and am ready to get back into it. Today we start Happiness Project 2.0.
You can read a little bit about what a Happiness Project is here.
For 2013, my first goal area is “self care.”
Again, I may have aimed a little high. I’ve selected seventeen resolutions for the month:
- 7 hours of sleep
- 70 grams protein
- Doodle or write 15 minutes a day
- Less than 45 grams sugar
- Skin Care
- Daily prayer/meditation
- Read for pleasure
- 100 oz. of water a day
- 30 minutes daily exercise
- Flexibility work 3x/week
- 25 grams of fiber
- Food journal
- Joy-filled jar
- Happy dance each day
- Eat with intention
- Eat less junk
- Weigh myself daily
I think the goals can be broken down into three areas:
I gained weight in 2012. About 10 pounds. I also gained inches. 15! With the weight gain, I’ve also experienced increased fatigue, and general ickiness. I want to turn that around.
Because my work life has been so stressful, I want to make sure I’m taking time to enjoy myself. I want to carve out half an hour a day – just 2% of it, to do something creative and pleasurable.
Sometimes I feel I’m going through life like a zombie. I want to stop and pay attention to things. Build rituals. Express Gratitude. Slow down.
So here we go! Hope to see you along the journey!