As 2019 approaches, it’s time to make our New Year’s resolutions. Rather than setting overly-ambitious short-term goals (daily workouts? Unfortunately, not happening 😋), I like the idea of taking a step back and considering long-term goals #ResolutionsforLife. Here are mine: * Prioritize personal connections. By nature, I derive energy and happiness by being among friends and family ☺️ Now, finished with medical training, I often find myself so busy with work that weeks or months can pass between connecting with good friends. I don’t want meaningful connections with family and life-long friendships to slip away. They need to be actively maintained, much akin to watering one’s garden! * Focus on #selfcare. I am the type of person who likes being busy - busy seeing patients, busy running errands, busy catching up on something. At the end of a day, I will complete my “checklist” but will wonder where all the time went. I have realized that more #selfcare is needed in my life. I recently started using the “do not disturb” setting on my phone. Regular exercise, while horribly unpleasant, actually does make me feel more happy and balanced (that is, after the workout is complete). I just took my first #Peloton class. I am also focusing more on #healthyeating. I am intrigued by the benefits of a plant-based diet and am eating more fruits and vegetables. * Be thankful. It's easy to think that the grass is greener on the other side. I plan to focus more on thankfulness and gratitude. What are your New Year’s resolutions? Happy New Year!
I like the idea of taking a step back and considering long-term goals #ResolutionsforLife.