My Goals

Monday, January 22, 2018

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Everything you do now is for your future. Think about that.

New year new me? Is that what everyone says these days? Do you ever think that it's not really a NEW YOU? But a BETTER you?
Each year we set goals for ourselves and half of us may accomplish them the other may fail miserably and thats okay. We are human, it's okay to mess up... the truth in becoming a better you is to be able to bounce back from the extra cookie you ate and not let your goals become dust just because you messed up and had tacos for dinner. NO GIRL NO! We deserve to be happy, live happy, and enjoy a big mac every once in a while.
It took me a while to think about improvements I'd like to accomplish this year and not all of them revolve around the gym and carrots for breakfast.
Some of my goals are...

1. Become a better person.

To often I find myself on Instagram wishing I had someone else's life. I want their hair, flawless skin, beautiful toned body, and well the list goes on. I scroll and scroll down instagram thinking "how is her life so perfect?" that I almost lose sight of mine. This year I want to fall in love with my life. I don't want to imagine living someone else's because in reality mine is pretty great. Sure I don't get to hop on a plane and travel any time I'd like but I do have two hands, two legs, and a healthy body to get me to work everyday so I can save for my little vacations. I am so thankful for what I have and I encourage you to do the same. Look around... where are you right now? Maybe sitting in your car waiting for the light to turn green while your best friend is driving you to a concert, maybe your in bed with a roof over your head, or maybe you are cuddled up next to the love of your life drinking hot chocolate. Not many people have that so be thankful each and everyday for everything you do have.

2. Go to sleep earlier

I am the worst at this. Studies show that people who sleep less than 8 hours a day are more likely to suffer from anxiety and depression... I suffer from really bad anxiety. I want things to be done NOW and I freak out about the smallest of things and it really gets to me. Just a couple of months ago during the fall semester of my senior year I got really sick. I was in and out of the doctors office and they really didn't know what was wrong with me. I was sick for an entire month meaning no school = bad grades. No work = no money. I was literally just in bed and I was so sad. 
Before getting sick I cried all the time because I had so much to do. I was president of my organization, still active in other clubs, was working on campus, and still making time to have a life apart from everything else. I over did it! I was always so stressed that the stress made me sick. My anxiety was triggered on another level and the doctor told me "don't stress you will make it worse" imagine trying to do all that was needed with out stressing?
I am trying to go to sleep earlier and earlier everyday. Honestly, I am already starting to feel the difference. I am able to wake up early for work and my classes and still get a work out in with out feeling dead tired as I did before. I'm now calculating how many hours of sleep I'll get to make sure I'm hitting that 8 hour mark. A problem I have with sleeping is that I toss and turn a lot before actually falling asleep. If you have any tips on how to fall asleep faster please share them with me! 

3. Work out to eat TACOS

No but for real. I can eat just about any kind of food wrapped up in a warm flour tortilla. It's terrible. Everything I know how to cook is not so healthy for me... all these Mexican dishes have my love handles growing love handles. This new year I plan on working out and completing 150 minutes of cardio a week. I am starting a challenge at the UTSA recreation center and I'm excited to reach my goals! My biggest motivation to work out is to keep my body healthy and strong for traveling and adventures. We only have one body and we have to take care of it.

4. Pass all my state exams

I am studying to be a bilingual teacher and I'm telling you now I thought this was going to be Easy-Pea-z and NOPE it is not! It is so much reading, writing, researching, developing, presenting, and the list goes on. I have been so stressed over this mainly because each exam costs about $130 dollars and I don't even have enough for 3 of them in my bank account.. like come on Mr. Government I'm about to start working for the people, cut me some slack please? I have been studying around everything else I am doing and truth be told I probably should be studying as I type this but this is hands down way more fun. I'm looking for ideas and tips on how to prepare besides taking practice exams so if you have any thoughts hook a sistaahh up!

Trying to figure out what your goals are? Here are a couple things to consider…

Dance, hike, walk, clean your room, play with your dog

Read a super good book (currently reading the sun and her flowers)
Learn a new skill like taking on photography.
Turn off your phone and connect with the real world.

Practice yoga.
Talk with a friend.
Blog.. let your self feel and release what you have inside.

There is so much we can do to better ourselves we just have to stop making excuses and start.. Right now.
Thats all I have for today. Take care love bugs!

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