Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Write or Die Wednesdays - 2015: The Year of Wellness


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Hey lovelies! I hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas. It was great to spend time with our families and just relax, but we sure did miss you guys and we're glad that #WODW is back in action! As 2014 draws to a close, it's only natural to start thinking about your goals for 2015.

This week's prompt is:

Happy writing!!

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Yesterday, I shared some highlights from 2014. It's nice to take a look back at the year. But now that 2015 is almost upon us, I wanted to start planning what I'd like to accomplish for 2015. I have quite a few goals actually. But which one is THE most important one? I thought it would be hard to narrow it down, but actually it jumped out at me almost immediately. 

WELLNESS. 

Now, that word generally has a connotation to physical health - and yes, that's a big part of what I mean by wellness. But I also mean taking care of myself emotionally. I think as wives and moms we are always consumed by our family's needs, which in our role as caretakers is to be expected. But I think that we lose ourselves sometimes in the process. Our families need us at our best and making sure that we are feeling our best helps all the other areas of our lives fall into place as well. 

It seemed like 2014 was a year of illness in our house. We were all sick and it seemed like we could not ever fully recover. I can't even count how many times I had a cold, a sinus infection, strep, migraines, the flu, stomach bug, etc. Forget how many times my kids were sick - oy vey. So, physical wellness is definitely going to be a big focus in 2015. 

I also want to make sure I make the "wellness" of my home a priority. Between working and everything else, the first thing that starts to slip is the laundry, the dishes, the cleaning, etc. I just get so tired and feel like I'm burning the candle at both ends. So trying to find that balance where I can take care of myself, my family, and my home will be difficult, but it's definitely something that I will work hard to accomplish. I'm not looking for perfection. Just progress. 

So, now it's your turn. What is the most important goal you'd like to accomplish for 2015? Join us, we will cheer you on! :) Happy New Year, lovelies! 



   

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6 comments:

  1. Ahhh Mia! I didn't realize this was coming back today and I have this exact subject posting tomorrow for New Year's Day. *Sigh* I'll be back to linking up tomorrow. My word is...LOVE. To my spouse, to my family, to my friends, to my co-workers, to my neighbors, to my acquaintances, to strangers, etc.

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  2. :) Great post!! Happy 2015 my friend!

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  3. I'm with you on wellness, friend! It is a challenge, but one well worth the fight. I am planning to link up tmrw with my goals for 2015. I can't ever choose just one so not sure if I technically qualify though! Happy New Year to you :)

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  4. Wellness...ah, that sounds like a wonderful goal, Mia. I am anxious to see how this year unfolds for you, cause you can bet your sweet ass that you're gonna make the most of it! ;-)

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  5. What a wonderful goal, Mia! I understand what you mean about putting our family's needs first and losing ourselves in the process! That has given me an idea to put "self-care" into one of my goals for the new year. As moms, we should treat ourselves out once in a while too! Have a Happy New Year!

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  6. I've been there! There have been years of my life that I felt I or my family had been sick the whole year. I think it was usually when one of the babies started kindergarten. :D Oh how I loved the kindergarten petri dish. Cheers to wellness!
    I'll be there rooting you on!

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