A Mid-February Reflection of the Year So Far
It's so, so easy to set goals and forget all about them. So, I'd like to take a moment now that we are a month and a half into 2020 and do a check-in on our goals. Below are my resolutions that I set for the year and my thoughts on how they are going. Let me know in the comments what some of your goals are and how you feel about them!
1. No alcohol or caffeine
It might seem extreme to give up both alcohol and caffeine at the same time, but I had a purpose with this. I noticed that it felt like caffeine and alcohol were working against each other in my body. When I had too much coffee in a day, my heart was a little speedy and I leaned more toward anxious. I'd often have a glass of wine or a gin + tonic to relax in the evening, but then I'd have trouble falling asleep and feel sluggish in the morning and need even more coffee. It's not a fun cycle! By cutting both out, I've gotten into a natural sleep cycle and am waking up at the same time every day and falling asleep so much easier. I think this is because I've found healthier ways to relax like meditation, yoga and cuddling with my Guinea pigs before bed. I think this goal is one that will probably be a new way of life instead of just a 2020 thing for me.
P.S. If you see me holding any fancy drinks in my insta posts, they are mocktails! I've found that most bars are so kind about making you something fun to sip on so you don't feel left out.
2. Master a new arm balance in yoga
I went through my yoga teacher training in 2019 and mastered crow then. Now I'm working on side crow! I'm pretty close on my right side, but my left side is an instant collapse so far. I'll admit that I haven't worked on it as much as I planned, so this check-in is a good time to step it up and start practicing more. Maybe I'll even be able to get going on hurdler's pose by the end of the year.
3. Potty train my Guinea pigs
This goal is tough because my Guinea pigs are brand new little babies who have no impulse control at all yet. I've read that Guinea pigs typically don't like to sleep or eat where they potty, but my girls really don't give a wheek (that's the squeaking sound they make) where they go! I find poop pellets in their food bowls and all over their blankets. I've taken some steps by installing a litter box in the corner of their habitat and putting training litter in it. I have noticed that they go over there to potty, so that's a step in the right direction! But the poop is still everywhere, and I'm not sure how to slow it down. They might need to get a little older and more refined before we continue the potty training work.
So tell me what some of your goals are! How are you feeling? The best way to accomplish what we want is through support from those around us. If there is any way I can support you, feel free to DM me on Instagram.
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