01 Jan What’s YOUR Vision for 2020?
I admit it. I am hyped about the new year, and especially heading into a new decade. It represents options, possibilities, fresh starts, clean slates. I’m a sucker for back-to-school for the same reasons.
It starts with a vision.
My vision includes being prolific at work, creating a welcoming home filled with laughter and love, and being able to do the splits– something that hasn’t happened this decade.
It’s easy to be overly-enthusiastic and ambitious, especially during the calm of the week between Christmas and New Year’s Eve. It’s the most wonderful time of the year when I tend to lose track of the day of the week, since I take this time off to be with my family. Without the usual business of school, work, and extra-curricular schedules, it seems like all my goals are easily attainable. My intentions (a softer, more flexible version of resolutions) include:
- Be a great mom (it’s a moving target ?)
- Get my courses on-line
- Increase my flexibility (as in, can I do the splits)
- Do more yoga
- Attack my book list (I have stacks of books)
- Revamp my garden
You know what they say about intentions . . . *
If you’re like me, REALITY (i.e. the rest of the year) includes the care and maintenance of kids (I have 5), spouse, friends, as well as home and work responsibilities. Then there’s the “second shift” that involves getting kids to-and-from rehearsals, practices, games, and performances, along with school activities, volunteering, and tending to the unexpected bumps in the road. This is why I have stacks of books, still unread, from past year’s book lists. Can you relate?
Realistically, I’m going to have to piggy-back some of those goals to make them happen or even give them a fighting chance. Eating well is non-negotiable (shocking, I know) and feeding my family in a way that supports their mental and physical health, growth, and performance falls under “good mom” category for me. In order to consistently feed my family well AND do all the other things, I have to use systems that include short cuts.
I get by with a little help from my friends and some solid systems.
My system includes recipes and plans that the kids can prepare to lighten the load. Seriously, my kids can do this and your family can, too. I’ll be talking more about my strategies, tips, and tricks in upcoming posts, but here’s an actionable take-away you can use now to get your year started off on the right foot. Or the left, if you’re so inclined. If you need a little help, or a lot of help to get you going, you can schedule a free discovery call to learn more about working with me.
BONUS: They learn life skills they can take with them after they leave home, which comes around way faster than you think it will.
Choosing a recipe that tastes great AND is good for you is always a solid choice. You can’t go wrong with chocolate, which makes this cocoa (recipe in the link below)a perfect choice. No matter who’s doing the prep, the benefits from this delicious drink include:
- Collagen for connective tissue health (think skin, hair, ligaments, and bone)
- Antioxidants and magnesium from the cacao
- Anti-inflammatory benefits from the cinnamon (choose Ceylon cinnamon for maximum benefit)
Click here to get my new homemade hot cocoa recipe. It’s delicious and good a good choice for every member of the family. It has no artificial ingredients, can be made with your choice of milk, and the sweetener can be adjusted to taste. The collagen in optional, but if you’re not eating a traditional diet that consists of animal products such as organ meats/offal, head cheese, tendons/ligaments/connective tissue, and skin on the regular, you may benefit from adding some gelatin or hydrolyzed collagen to your diet.
New additions coming in 2020!
Keep your eyes open for my upcoming courses that will be released beginning in the early part of 2020. In the meantime, let me know what you think of the recipe and how I can help you meet YOUR vision for 2020.
*And if you haven’t heard the modern expression, “The road to hell is paved with good intentions,” was first published in Henry G. Bohn‘s A Hand-book of Proverbs in 1855.