|Celery root -- a first for me!|
I have been following The Food Lover's Cleanse since January 2nd and I've encouraged my husband to join me. I'm sure there will be times when I will be derailed from these clean eating habits due to time constraints/laziness/not wanting to cook, but we've been doing well so far! Even after the two week cleanse, I will try my best to reach for clean foods rather than junk food this year. Clean eating leads to good health, which will lead me to happiness :)
|The makings of a beet soup - part 1|
I think I will continue to use the above tactics to organize my finances, but I'm adding one more challenge this year: the 52 Week Money Challenge. The concept is simple -- save a certain amount each week for every week in the year to save close to $1,400. I've decided to use the reversal tracker so that I save larger deposits early on, and by week 52 I'll only have to save a dollar! Making small changes and taking charge of my personal finances will for sure help me stay happy throughout the year.
|The makings of a beet soup - part 2|
|The makings of a beet soup - part 3|
Hard question right off the bat! I believe it was the simple things that I did to bring joy to others in 2014 -- like spending quality time with people, being sincere, donating when I could, and sharing photos and stories of Louie, our beagle.
What wasn’t working for me in 2014? What habit/relationship/feeling could I let go of in 2015?
I have to admit that commuting to work really took a toll on me in 2014. It put me in a bad mood whenever I was stuck in traffic, and the long car ride often times made me feel nauseated. On really bad days, the bad commute lead me to a downward emotional and physical spiral of being too tired to cook dinner/ prep for the next day/ and/or go to the gym which lead me to be disappointed and unhappy with myself. It helps that I have a carpool buddy now. I also try to prep our dinners in advance so that I don't have to spend so much time in the kitchen after work.
A habit that I could let go of in 2015 is comparing myself to others. This is going to be rather difficult for me, but I will try!
My vision for 2015 looks like….(be as specific as you can be!)
Be happy and healthy!
Be open to new ideas/opportunities and new people.
Spending time with loved ones and also recharging by having ample alone time (I am naturally an introvert).
List 5 things you are grateful for in this moment.
- No major health issues yet
- Loving and trusting relationship with my husband
- Unconditional love and support from friends and family members
- Employment/stable income with benefits
Continue to plan ahead and organize, but also encourage spontaneity.
Here's to another great year :) Cheers!
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Hi there! My husband and I are newlyweds ♥ We adopted our beagle, Louie, in 2011. This blog allows me to chronicle our lives together as a family. Thank you for stopping by! WWW.KIDGRANNY.BLOGSPOT.COM