I am not a fan of New Year resolutions, basically because I think any day is a good day to change for the better but this year I realised something. On 2018 I will be turning 35 years old, depending on how old are you, you might be thinking -wow! I didn’t think she was THAT old! , or maybe saying -aw…right in the prime of her life! lol
So anyway, I’ve been thinking I am kind of getting into a turning point. I have lived what it could be half of my time on this earth at the moment. Cause, let’s face it, I could be gone at 70 years of age. Whatever I do from this year onwards it will have a direct impact on my elderly years. I have relied on my youth up to this point, but now I need to start thinking in the future. It is not a matter of how old you are when you die, it’s a matter of how you lived your life.
Having said that, let me share with you a few things I want to get rid of on 2018 AND…beyond:
#1 Added sugars
Did you know that if you were to drink a coke without the acid that makes it fizzy you would vomit it straight away? Your body wouldn’t tolerate the amount of added sugars that a can of coke contains and therefore you wouldn’t even be able to drink it.
We do like fizzy drinks at home but I don’t like the effects. So will I drink a glass of coke every once in a while? I might, but we will definitely not be drinking it on a regular basis.
#2 Screen time
When you hear your 6-year-old questioning daddy why mummy is watching her mobile phone ALL the time you know there is something that needs to be changed. Mobile phones are an addiction. I can see it on my children, I can see it on myself. I am not that much into games, but I can spend hours browsing online, checking my social networks.
And again, nope, I don’t like the effects of that either. Our family relationships weaken whenever we isolate ourselves from one another because of looking at a screen.
Wait! what? Nah… I am not getting rid of Netflix but I am getting rid of “uncontrolled series watching” Yes, you know what I am talking about if you were able to watch a full season of 13 episodes, 45 minutes each on just 1 DAY. I use my not so baby boy as an excuse really, and I say to myself – Oh! well, there is nothing else I can do while breastfeeding him!-
I won’t get hooked up to a series and spend hours watching if I am not getting paid for it. Yep. Until Netflix decides to hire me as a “tagger” -You know, the person that reviews their content and add the specific tags so you can then get all those “because you watched X you might like…”- I will be using my time more wisely.
#4 Backache and unfitted body
I am NOT going to start a diet. I don’t believe in diets as much as I would like to think there is some miraculous magic potion that will help me lose weight. I know it requires sacrifice, hard work and constancy. It doesn’t happen over a night. It doesn’t happen because of just some pills.
My dad, who is on his 50s, has been recently diagnosed with chronicle arthritis. You don’t know him, but he is one of the strongest men I have ever met, physical and spiritually talking, so when I see him in how much pain he is I know it is a big deal. I need to do whatever is in my hands now to be better prepared in case I might experience something similar in the future.
Didn’t you know the future is as bright as your faith? Instead of thinking the worst of a situation, of the future, of somebody, or even yourself, what about thinking from the bright side of things? I know I started this blog post talking about dying at 70 years of age …lol…but I just did it so I can take the bull by its horns and make the necessary changes in my life today.
Anyone can have a bad day but even in the darkest times, there is still a light to hold on.
Last year we wrote about conquering ourselves, This year 2018 is a time to “declutter”, a time to get rid of those things that won’t help you move forward, feel lighter, achieve your goals and especially, have a happy family life.
What will you get rid of on 2018?