This post is going to be short and sweet, but I think it holds an important message. I am no guru, this is just my humble thoughts and I hope perhaps, it may resonate with some of you and that you may take something away from it.
My goals this year:
1. Slow down and enjoy: by this I mean on all fronts, enjoy the simple things, the small triumphs, the small movements forward. The simple giggles of little ones, the hugs and kisses when my little ones fall and have a sore knee that only a mums kiss can fix. The poo explosion nappies, yes crazy but these days are over so fast and I want to just slow down and enjoy. 2015 for me and my family was incredibly stressful, with lots of viruses, injuries, a stressful start to my pregnancy and a fall for me at 32 weeks and triggering labour and then many a long weeks following with monitoring and ending with an early labour, Everything became rushed, wished away, hoping for a better 2016. But the thing is we have to take the good with the bad, as the hard times make the good times sweeter and it is important to enjoy all life has to offer and not expect every thing to be smooth sailing, not to have a perfect life as there is no such thing. I think sometimes we can get caught up in a perceived sense of the perfect life of others, when in fact it is just an illusion. So I am going to do my best, to slow down, to take in all life has to offer, to breathe and to exhale.
2. Be the healthiest, fitest me I can be: By this I mean physically and mentally, to build mental strength and peace, to be healthy, feel good in my own skin. I don't mean, super model buff and perfect. A more resilient, strong, life loving being. Replenish my life force for I feel that took a fair hit last year, with very few opportunities to recharge it. i will recharge it with yummy, fulfillling food that is just as good for my physical being as it it is my mental being. It will not be based on the latest fad diet, some magic potion, just fueling my body with the nutritional basis is needs to thrive. Using my nutrition degree to its full potential so that I can reach mine.
3. Yell less: yep clean and simple, this explains itself and I believe by paying close attention to the former two goals, this will be a lot easier to do. A happy mind and body is resilient, adaptable and a lot easier to re train.
So there you have it my top three aspirations for 2016. what are yours?? I would love for you to share here with me.
Warmest Regards, Emma