Resolutions fell to the wayside for the most part this year, and I don't think that's a bad thing. 2017 was a difficult year, and survival and finding a way to endure everything superceded other wishes. This year, 2018, I want to try to focus on a couple things, and hopefully their broadness will help me focus on them, and the lack of commitment to one plan will give me the flexibility I need to stay on them, even when my life changes.
If 2016 and 2017 were about survival and strength, 2018 is going to be about sunshine. To me that means getting healthier and making time for music.
Health & Fitness
I've really been slacking on my health for a while, putting work first. Now that I'm back in therapy, I feel a lot better mentally, and I think that was a key piece in health/fitness motivation I was really lacking. I'm hoping to keep up with therapy and other doctor's appointments this year, as well as get back to working out. I really do need to just make that a part of my life-- it hasn't really been a regular part of my life since I stopped Taekwondo to focus on school. Making being healthy part of my life is going to make it much easier for me to be happy and do the things I want to do. Here's what I'm hoping to do to stay healthy this year:
Keep going to therapy.
- Stay on top of doctors appointments.
- Go to the gym at least twice a week.
- Get a classpass?
- Start practicing martial arts again.
I really miss music, y'all. I used to sing regularly and even did a couple musicals in school and now I rarely have occasion to sing. Practicing music improves my mood and makes me less anxious. Moreover, I can feel and hear how much skill I've lost since I was in choir and I want to build those skills back up again. Here's what I'm going to do to get back in the swing of things:
Sing every day. No excuses.
- Do vocal warm ups while walking around the house or running errands.
- Try to learn more songs. None of this "I only know the chorus" BS.
- Practice ukulele at least once a month.
- Find an occasion to perform at least once this year.
What are your goals for 2018?
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