At the beginning of 2019, my overall plan for the year is to create nice memories with my family and friends, to stay healthy, and to enjoy life. I have nineteen specific goals and group them in three categories: Family & Friends (five goals), Health (six goals), and Leisure (eight goals).
We’re now in the second week of December. I’m gently wrapping up the year 2019, starting with a review of my six Health goals in this post. They were on my Blogger blog so I’m copying them over in a table format and adding my results next to each goal.
Health Goals in 2019
|Meditate 15 minutes daily||Done daily. Meditation clears my mind and sets a positive tone for the day.|
|Find humour to smile or laugh daily||Done daily. 2019 has been an amazing year for me and I find it easy to smile or laugh.|
|Walk 6x/ week, 45 minutes each time||Done and some more. I continue to live a car-free lifestyle. I’ve been walking longer distance in the Fall.|
|Strength workouts 3x/ week, 1 hour each time||Done consistently. I feel fit and healthy. The exercises improve my balance, focus, stamina, and strength.|
|Yoga 2x/ week, 1 hour each time||Done consistently. My body is flexible and I can do a range of motions without pain or difficulty. The deep breathing practice helps me sleep well.|
|Swim 1x/ week, 1 hour||Done consistently. Swimming relaxes me and builds endurance at the same time.|
What Went Well?
I’m committed to maintaining good health and as such I’ve designed my health routine to suit me. Here’s what went well:
1) Enjoyment: I choose activities that I like and that I can do year-round. This increases the chance that I look forward to doing them, and I can do them regularly without any significant gap.
2) Variety: I have six activities and goals for each. I do a different set of activities each day and make changes to keep the routine fresh and engaging. My yoga instructor also delivers a unique class every time.
3) A mix of structure and flexibility: The structured activities are my yoga class which is on Tuesday and Thursday, from 9 to 10 AM. The remaining activities are on my own time although I usually complete them in the morning.
4) A mix of group and solo activities: In my yoga class, we have anywhere from 12 to 22 participants in each class. My other health activities are solo although I do work out in the gym with one of my friends every few weeks and I do see other people in the gym and at the pool.
5) Self-care time: Some of my walks are with my family or friends. The rest of my health activities are by myself (gym, meditate, swim, walk) or in a class (yoga) so I have that time just for me.
Where does all this lead?
Life Quality: I’d say my life quality is excellent this year. I’ve enjoyed several health activities, a variety of leisure pursuits, and frequent travels. I’ve made new friends from my yoga class, as well as through blogging, and travelling.
Gratitude: I’m very thankful for having my good health. It enables me to enjoy life with my family and friends. I can be of help to them when needed.
My thank-you to everyone who has participated and/ or supported the Wellness Wednesday link-up with your comments. I also want to thank Leslie for joining me on this journey and for setting up the monthly link-up codes.
What went well health-wise in 2019 for you? Would you do anything differently in the New Year? I’d love to hear your comments.
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