Life & Thought Diary

A Life Update + Healthy Goals before Christmas

It feels like it’s been a million years since I’ve been on here to share what I have been thinking about and visit other blogs when it was just a month since the last time I posted a blog. To give you a brief overview, we celebrated my mom’s birthday at home, I was doing good in my workplace, I have been stress eating, procrastinating and introverting. My friends assumed I was busy because I’ve been rejecting their invitations to hang out, but the reality, I’m in the midst of my dry season, and I crave solitude to hydrate myself.

October has been good to me. There were so many things I should be thankful for. But really, the past few weeks have been a difficult time for me as I dealt with some emotional issues and as I considered the direction of my life.

I’m not okay. I feel tired and exhausted both mentally and physically. My heart feels so heavy. I’m sleep deprived. My mind is overloaded. I’m spiritually unhealthy. I’m stressed out about where my life is heading. Going to work is like pulling teeth. And even I’m in a crowd, yes, I’m physically close to them, but cognitively, I am a thousand miles away.

Now, it’s kind of a relief to voice out things I truly feel, after months I’ve kept my mouth zipped tight about my feelings. I always tell myself I’m okay in an attempt to divert unhealthy thoughts and shift my emotional state. I smile and laugh very often, trying my best to veil the truth. I thought it’s just a matter of how you control your state of mind.

But now, I realized that it’s okay not to feel okay sometimes. It’s okay to cry and admit that you’re broken and confused. It’s okay to blog about your emotions without feeling hindered because it’s your place and whoever reads your blog is a human too, so why should you worry?. So long as after you acknowledged your emotions, you will get up and be positive.

So…here I am positive and excited. I welcomed November with a big smile and anticipation that this month is going to be a great and memorable one because it’s my birth month. Yey! I’ll make sure that the remaining 49 days before Christmas will be filled with positivity and adventures.

I want to overcome these emotional issues to enjoy the holiday and create beautiful memories before the year ends. Therefore, I come up with seven healthy resolutions/goals to help myself.

Here are the 10 Healthy Goals.

  1. Exercise. 20-30 minutes exercise six days a week.
  2. Eat healthy food and drink more water. No chips. No soda.
  3. Start the Affirmation Challenge. I will declare positive statements to reprogram my brain.
  4. Go on a day hike. I will go on a hike to see the majestic beauty of nature and see God.
  5. Visit beautiful places. I will visit places to refresh my mind.
  6. Avoid negativity. I will choose to turn away my attention from all the gossips and negatives in the workplace.
  7. Social Media Fast. Twice a week I will leave my social media alone. I will replace that time with something fulfilling — pray, read or rest.
  8. Listen to Christian songs more often. I created a Christian playlist. I will avoid listening to secular music.
  9. Go on a date with my mom. 
  10. Play with the kids. Playing with them is like an escape from the adult world.

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I just bashed this blog post out this morning because I want to update my blog and share with you guys my healthy goals. I hope all of you are doing amazing. Stay positive everyone :*

 

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    Da Dominguez
    November 7, 2016 at 5:48 am

    Your October was my August. Don’t worry, this shall pass. Stay positive lang and continue working on getting better! I bet you’ll come out of this stronger. Wishing you the best!!

    xx, The Diary Queen

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      Jonine
      November 11, 2016 at 11:01 pm

      Thank you, Da. i always feel better every time someone cheers me up.

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    Mei
    November 11, 2016 at 1:27 am

    Yes, it is truly okay to not feel okay sometimes, but don’t let that feeling eat you. Just take a break to get back up! I’m glad you’re feeling more positive now and I am hoping the best for you! 🙂

    I noticed more people are starting to have health goals recently. My boyfriend did to, since he started excercising few days ago. I am still not in condition to do so, but I really need to because I am very unfit! I am trying my best to drink more water too because I am not really used to drinking a lot of water. But at least I’m good with keeping away from chips and soda. I don’t really like soda so it’s kind of easy for me.

    Wish you luck with your health goals 🙂
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      Jonine
      November 11, 2016 at 11:12 pm

      Thank you, Mei When I was younger I also found drinking enough water difficult. But three years ago, I challenged myself to drink more water and now I’m in love with it. i drink 2 glasses of water every after meal.hehe

      Thanks for dropping by! ❤️❤️

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    Ochi Bernadas
    November 22, 2016 at 12:44 pm

    Thanks for sharing your healthy goals! I’ve been so stressed out lately compromising my health and all, hay, this is a great reminder. Thanks, Jonine! 🙂

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    Cindy
    December 16, 2016 at 12:14 pm

    Hello, these are the life changing goals. I completely agree with you. If we want to change our life then we have to set goal first and do exercise. Also fitness changes our life. Thanks for this blog.

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      Jonine
      January 12, 2017 at 6:20 am

      Thanks for sharing your thoughts, Cindy!

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