I am working on my goals for 2015. What goal list wouldn't be complete if we didn't mention health. Right? I have neglected myself pretty much for the past 6 years. First, came Darian and Harley. Arriving late on December 15, 2008 on our doorstep; needing a new home. We struggled to provide them with bedrooms, clothes, health care, school and all the issues that went along with that. And then Richard got sick. And I put everything that I had into taking care of him. And I DID NOT take care of myself.
I gained weight. I became more sedentary. I neglected going to the doctor or the dentist or the optometrist. Pretty much just put it all on the back burner to give him my best. People were always telling me that in order to be the best caregiver I needed to take care of myself. I didn't listen. I just took care of him. And them!
In order to change my Health I am going to have to work on these things:
1. Eating Better
3. Medical check up
4. Dental check up
5. Sleep Improvements
6. Stress Relief
The medical check ups will be the easiest part of this list. It is just a matter of picking up the phone and making the appointments. But I am a huge procrastinator. I will do my best. And now that I am learning that I might have to make changes in my health care I don't know that I really want to go to the doctor to see if there are issues there. Sometimes it is just better to let sleeping dogs lie.
I will definitely be working on eating better and taking short walks in January. They are on my list of goals for the month!( a friend suggested I add drinking more water to this list)* Thanks Wendy!
What do you do to take better care of yourself? Do you put yourself last and everyone else first?