Skip to main content

The change I want to make in life



New Years brings new goals! I wouldn’t say mine are necessarily goals, but I have some self-improvements I want to make this year in my life. Heck who am I kidding?  I’ve been wanting to make these self improvements for a long time now! It’s everyday stuff that I need to improve and there is always room for improvement in life. I know I need to make these changes to help get both my mental and physical health back on track. As much as I keep talking about them, I need to put in the action and make these things a priority in my life on an everyday basis. Your mental and physical health are both extremely important to have healthy and for some reason I keep veering off from those being an important focal point. Which leads me to my first one…



Focus more on my mental and physical health

I mean that should already be my number one focus. It’s not like I completely neglect it but it’s an area in my life that can be greatly improved. I need to make sure to take my vitamins everyday and staying on top of medications better! I should put more effort into getting exercise and eating healthier foods!



Having better eating habits

I love to snack and that’s fine, but I always seem to pick the worst times I want a snack. Like late at night. Even too late into the afternoon and then it ruins everything for dinner, which then leads me to eat dinner super late into the night. It’s a horrible cycle I need to break. As I said above, I need to eat healthier foods because at least if I snack, I can at least make sure to pick a healthier snack. Another thing I need to start doing when it comes to better eating habits is to eat breakfast since it is an important meal. I’m just never hungry for breakfast so I need to find some good breakfast alternatives. If any of you have suggestions, I would LOVE to hear them!



Doing things that bring me happiness

I get so overwhelmed sometimes from stress that I need to stop myself in those moments and do something to bring a little joy into my day even if it’s only for a little while. Do something to bring the stress level back down. Music is something I know I can turn to when I need cheering up. Music is what has helped me during my times of need. When I was struggling through my addiction and into my recovery music saved me! It sounds weird but every time I’m feeling down, I put some headphones in and blast some music. I can automatically feel my blood pressure lower and you don’t feel alone anymore. Another love of mine is arts and crafts of all kinds and they always help calm me a little when I’m feeling anxiety or stressed out. I was finally able to unpack all my arts and craft supplies into a room of its own at our new house, so I need to start utilizing that more often. Lastly adult coloring books and puzzles are a life saver! You can just zone out and focus on that whenever you need a break from life. Also, a plus I can do this while I listen to music!!!



Thinking more positively

This is a major one! My anxiety can take me to some negative head space a lot of times and I need to remind myself that it’s my anxiety or depression talking. I’ve noticed lately I’ve been a little more aware of when I’m doing this in the moment, but I can always improve this more. I know when I start to think about things in a positive head space everything just works out better overall.



Stoping negative self talk and self doubting

I am always doubting myself. Doubting that I can do something, that I’m good enough or worth it. I NEED to STOP doing this! It is so unhealthy for my mental state and overall health. I need to believe in myself because the times I have, I’ve surprised myself and was more then capable. My husband constantly reminds me and pushes me to show my worth and that I can do anything I set my mind too. I’m just the one that has a hard time believing in that. I AM WORTH IT AND I AM CAPABLE!



I can’t go through life thinking I can ALWAYS control EVERYTHING in my life

If you talked to my husband about this he would go on and on about how I feel the need to control every aspect of my life. Which I guess in a way is great that I know what I want and how I want them to be done BUT reality is I CAN’T control EVERYTHING!! As much as I would love to, I need to remember that everything happens when it’s supposed to. I just need to work on my patience because so far, I’ve learned in life everything always seems to work out the way it should so maybe I should save myself the stress from thinking I can control it all.



Speaking up for myself and feelings more

I tend to keep things to myself from fear of being judged for however I’m feeling at the time. I don’t like upsetting anyone, so I have a hard time with confrontation. I rather avoid the situation and person all together, then the thought of having a possible fight with someone because they might not like what I have to say.I love to help people whenever I can but I feel like people take advantage of my kindness. My husband is always pushing me to speak up for myself more. To teach me that I have a foot to stand on and to not be afraid to let someone know when they’ve upset me. I love that he pushes me to be a better person. I honestly don’t know where I would be today in life without him by my side.



I have a feeling 2020 will be a great year!! It will be an even better year for myself if I really take the time to be more self aware and putting all these things into action! I can’t wait to share with all of you the adventures and obstacles the new year will bring. I hope you all join me for the ride!



Don’t forget to subscribe at the top of the page to be emailed every time I post. My lovely husband informed me that you need to click on the link they send you after you subscribe, which may end up in your junk folder. Good news is once you click it, you’ll start seeing it in your regular inbox.



I appreciate ALL your support more then you guys know!



Love always,

Ariel

P.S. I would love to hear from you below about any goals you have for the upcoming year or if you have similar struggles in life you’re trying to improve!

Comments

Popular posts from this blog

Wanting to end the decade on a positive note...

I’ll start off by introducing myself to you. My name is Ariel, I’m in my 30’s and live in the beautiful Evergreen state! I’m extremely lucky to be happily married to my best friend. We’re currently working on starting a family, which now we’re staying hopeful that it will happen soon. It’s been a bumpy road so far … but we’ll get more into that later. We just bought our first home and we couldn’t be happier. Everything is slowly starting to fall into place the way I’ve always wanted it to. It hasn’t always been on my time but that’s how life works.
Trust me it hasn’t been an easy road that got me here to this moment. For as many ups as I’ve had, I’ve also had to deal with twice as many lows. Everyone has a past of some sort. Some of us might be proud of our past but some of us have many regrets and failures we live with. I remind myself that as much as I wish I could forget those lows in my life, I’ve also learned a TON from it all. My experiences good and bad have helped shape me into…

Living with anxiety and why I need to worry less

Anxiety. It really is the thing I struggle with most.

I’ve been trying for years to control my anxiety better. I hate going through life being terrified of everything or every little possible thing that can go wrong. It can get embarrassing at times especially around new people that don’t know that’s just me and how I am. What makes the whole situation with my anxiety worse is that I not only suffer form generalized anxiety but also social anxiety as well. I’m a very shy person and new social settings just make me so nervous and anxious. I constantly worry about people looking at me, not liking me or judging me. In all reality that isn’t the case, but my mind makes me believe it is. So, meeting new people really scares me. I’m a major introvert!
I’ve dealt with anxiety for as long as I can remember. Growing up I remember worrying about everything! whenever I was worried about something, I would get horrible stomachaches. It wasn’t until I was older that I realized that was my anxiety. …

Why we decided on a Vasectomy Reversal

This past summer my husband and I had finally saved up enough money for the vasectomy reversal we had been planning for. The cost of vasectomy reversals isn’t cheap by any means, but it was extremely important for us. It took us many years, but I can finally say we got there!
Now I will say there is some pros and cons to us choosing the vasectomy reversal compared to what our other options would be. When we started looking into our options for the reversal, we came across Seattle Reproductive Medicine. If any of you live in Washington State and are looking for a great reproductive doctor, I would recommend them. They provide every type of option to help you along the way. So far, I’m happy that we chose them on helping us start a family.

As I said before there is pros and cons…

The pros are that we’ll be able to try to conceive on our own. That was something we really wanted to be able to try first before other options. Another Pro is that we were able to save and freeze some sperm as a …