What are you up to for New Years?

I’m stopping to think about goals and resolutions for the coming year.

2020 has been the worst year ever.  I mean every time something bad happens for the rest of your life you can just say, 2020!  Is it a synonym for terrible?  Maybe.

But I’m also trying to reflect on the good times too.  

For one thing, I survived.  I survived COVID.  I had a terrible case in March and April, but I made it through.

I’m seeing family more and more, I’ve lived with them for about half of the year.  We’re never around each other so much!

And I’ve reconnected with old friends who I desperately missed!  Now that we’re all just seeing people online, I’ve been able to have zoom parties with friends across the world!

I know it’s not been an easy year, but to keep that smile up, maybe make a list of all the good things that brought you joy in this time.  Maybe it was that new craft you got into, maybe it was perfecting the sourdough starter everyone seemed to be making early in COVID, perhaps it was talking to a friend, but write them down so you can put them into action!

Something that’s been really helping me overcome the gloom and doom is giving myself a challenge each month.  I say for the next thirty days I have to do “THIS!” and I mark it off on a calendar to keep myself accountable.  Right now I’m on day 11 of my 30 day exercise challenge, I have to exercise for thirty days straight!  And of course I have good days where I’m cycling up a storm, and bad days, where I count the moment I walked to the mailbox, but I’m doing it!  And I feel good about checking that box on the calendar off!

I feel more confident, and I feel healthier!

Next month I’m gonna give up sweets, which will probably be the biggest challenge yet… but I’m going to try my best.

About the author

Alice Cash is the Marketing Manager for Jubilance by day and an award winning Theatre Director by night.  Leading the podcast Weekly Woman, she loves her candid conversations with women from all over the world about how they live and the amazing things they are doing to make a difference. Alice is also the editor of the bi-monthly newsletter the Jubilee, a blog dedicated to the power of female wellness especially concerning menstruation.  She’s worked in France creating theatre pieces and taught drama and filmmaking to women and children in Haiti.  She graduated from Georgetown University and holds two master degrees from NYU and The New School.  Alice has traveled to  40+ countries, including Tibet.  She is a New Yorker and can often be found in Central Park, searching out the best bubble tea, or directing a play, you never know where she’ll show up. @alicesadventuresinwonderworld
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