As much as I’d love to join the masses in saying, “see you NEVER, 2020! I’m forgetting you ever existed!” I personally will be reflecting on last year for a long time. I learned resilience, saw flaws in desperate need of changing, welcomed our sweet third baby to the world and had more time with the people I love most in this world than ever before. It wasn’t all bad.
I have eight main goals this year because this is how I function best, but I’ll share three here:
1. Seeing as my word for the year is rest, I couldn’t get away with not addressing my sleep habits. I don’t get enough sleep-plain and simple. It was fine until it wasn’t and I had the biggest thyroid flare I’ve ever had. I’m putting my health above work for the first time this year. Goal: be in bed, completely done with work no matter what at 9:30.
2. Daily movement is important for everybody, but with Hashmoto’s it’s a non-negotiable. I gave myself grace last year in this department since I gave birth in the middle of the year and opened the Shop after the summer, but I paid for it. My body is stiff and tired and I miss the energy and strength I have when regularly exercising so it’s time. Goal: move my body five days a week.
3. I spent nearly all of December reading. I realized as I closed my last book (Winter Garden by Kristin Hannah-what a phenomenal book!) I realized how important reading is for me. I focus on myself less, I have a greater imagination and empathy and my creativity is heightened when I read fiction. I listen to podcasts every single day but sitting down and prioritizing reading over watching something is a discipline I want to prioritize this year. Goal: Read 25 books. (It doesn’t sound like much but it’s a giant leap from a grand total of 3)
After looking at what worked, what didn’t and what I’m changing coupled with my goals, I couldn’t be more excited for 2021. I’m so grateful for the chance to live out another year and to end the year filled with less of me and more of Him.