When I started this blog, I wanted it to be an encouraging place for not only myself, but to whomever was reading it. Over the past couple years, I haven’t devoted the time to focus on it as much due to traveling (apparently internet is not the greatest in Mozambique and Brazil). Now that I’m back in the states for a bit, I want to get back to writing.
I decided that the theme for 2019 will be focusing on my health and wellness. Since traveling, I let all that fall by the wayside, and have seen the consequences of it. When I returned to DC, I was physically, emotionally, and spiritually exhausted and its began to affect my day to day. By the end of the year (by December to be exact, so the VERY end of the year), I knew I had to press into God and pull everything back together. So fortunately for you, you get to join me on this ride!
A few things I have started doing to in 2019 to help include:
- Waking up at 4:30am. This helps me accomplish a few tasks before I leave for work at 7:30am (I’m currently writing this at 5am). I’m not necessarily a morning person, but my brain functions better in the morning than it does after work, so I have to listen to my body, and work with it and not against it.
- Reading a book called “The Elimination Diet”. Now the purpose of this is not to lose weight (even though it’s a great bonus). I have a lot of food allergies and intolerances, so I’m trying to figure out what I should and should not consume so that I function optimally. I haven’t started the actual diet because I have to mentally prepare myself for the lifestyle change; BUT I am excited to get rid of constant fatigue, bloating, headaches, foggy brain, and other little symptoms I’ve noticed that I assumed were part of a normal way of living.
- Reading the Bible daily. One of my friend’s at church started a group on YouVersion to read the entire Bible in 1 year. I did this several years back, and I’m excited just to get closer to Jesus. One thing I love is that I’m able to listen to The Word, and meditate on it while getting ready, doing weights, or on my way to work. This really helps start my day on a positive note.
There are other things that I’ve included to 2019, and I’ll talk about those as they pop up. If you haven’t already created a theme for the year, I highly advise it, it helps keep you focused on one thing. I want to thank the whole focus method to a video I watched by Jordan Paige, she gives a lot of good advice to people who are a bit scattered like I am.
In closing, here’s to 2019, the year I finally focus on my health and wellness!