The following information is really exciting! It talks about easy practical ways to take hold of your life and improve it. There are thirty ideas shared. I am breaking them down into groups of ten to make them more palatable. Thirty sounds a bit overwhelming!!!
30 Ideas to Nourish Your Life
I’m all about self-development and setting small goals in order to achieve larger ones, and even though I didn’t plan this either, I realized that I’ve been setting myself goals that fall into one of three categories: mind goals, body goals, and soul goals (look, I rhymed!).
By setting myself mini-goals for 30 days, I’ve given myself the opportunity to challenge myself, create new habits, and try things I’ve always wanted to but felt I haven’t had the time. Although I haven’t maintained all of the habits I’ve tried to create, this process has helped me figure out what’s actually important for me to do regularly in order to stay sane.
Because I know people are always looking for examples of personal goals, I thought I’d round up the goals I’ve set for myself over the past year with a few extras thrown in that can help nourish your entire being.
Whether you want to start setting monthly goals or stick to one goal at a time, this list is sure to give you some ideas if you’re wondering what to start working on next!
P.S. Even if you’re not into the whole goal thing, you’re going to find tons of tips and ideas to keep you healthy and improve your well-being.
Goals To Nourish Your Mind
We often get caught up in our to-do lists and worry how we’re going to get everything done, so it’s important to give your brain some time to breathe. After all, if your brain isn’t working correctly, nothing is going to work correctly! Here are 10 things you can do to nourish your mind:
STAY OFFLINE ONE DAY PER WEEK.
Take one day of the week (I chose Saturday) to stay completely offline and away from your computer.
MEDITATE EVERY MORNING.
Meditation can be intimidating and some people think it will be a little too hippie-ish for them, but even taking five minutes out of your day to sit and do nothing can really help improve your mood. Here are 5 things that helped me start meditating.
READ 20 PAGES PER DAY.
We all probably wish we read a little more, right? Try reading 10 pages in the morning and 10 pages at night, and you’ll be finishing books in no time!
JOURNAL EVERY DAY.
If I’m having one of those days where my brain just won’t shut off, I’ve found journaling to be super relaxing. It also helps you find clarity in difficult situations and puts you more in tune with what’s really going on. Even though you may not think you have anything to write, you’d be surprised at what happens once you actually open up a notebook.
GET UP WHEN YOUR ALARM GOES OFF.
I got into the habit of snoozing basically every time my alarm went off in the morning, so I challenged myself to get up right away. Even though you may want that extra bit of time in bed, you’ll feel a lot less groggy if you just get up.
LIMIT SCREEN TIME AFTER WORK.
Most of us stare at screens all day, and then we come home and stare at screens some more. Try switching it up and get the most out of your free time with these ideas for relaxing after work (and no, they don’t include Netflix).
START A GRATITUDE JOURNAL.
Either in the morning or before bed, write down 3-5 things you’re grateful for. You’ll start to find joy in the little things and be more appreciative despite any challenges you might be facing. Here’s a gratitude journal to get you started.
TRY THE ONE-TAB CHALLENGE.
Yes, I’m talkin’ about keeping only one tab open on your browser for a whole month. Check out how I actually survived this challenge here.
DO A MEDIA DETOX.
If you’re feeling a little overwhelmed from all of the information being thrown at you online and in the news, I put together a 7-day media detox challenge to help you slowly reduce the amount of time you spend consuming information.
TAKE A ‘ME’ DAY.
Some people might not think this is much of a goal, but there are so many of us who genuinely forget to look after ourselves. So schedule a spa day (or pamper yourself at home), book yourself into a hotel room, or just spend an entire day doing something you love. Treat your self!