Where I Want To Be in Five Years…

Five years from now will be 2022 and I will be 26 years old (turning 27 in September).

Physically
Physical wellness promotes proper care of our bodies for optimal health and functioning. There are many elements of physical wellness that all must be cared for together. Overall physical wellness encourages the balance of physical activity, nutrition and mental well-being to keep your body in top condition.
https://shcs.ucdavis.edu/wellness/physical

I am hoping to continue with moderate work outs after having my babies (Lord willing). I would like to be eating healthy for the most part, like I am now. I don’t meal prep but I do try and eat healthy where ever possible. I would like to see my hips in better condition. I’ve had both hips operated on so they do cause issues from time to time. I want to be able to play with my babies, so I will be working towards maintaining healthy iron levels as I am in a constant state of fatigue (but my iron levels are fine, so maybe it’s not that).

Mentally
Mental Wellness. According to the World Health Organization, mental health is defined as “a state of well-being in which the individual realizes his or her own abilities, can cope with the normal stresses of life, can work productively and fruitfully, and is able to make a contribution to his or her community.”
myhealth.uncc.edu/mental-wellness

I would love to have my anxiety under control. I have made a lot of progress after being introduced to the medicinal benefits of lavender. I hope to learn to deal with stress and anger in a way that will allow me to forget and forgive people who have upset or hurt me. I want to continue playing a sport as it is good for my mental and physical health. I want to be in a place where my husband doesn’t have to worry about me.

Emotionally
It also involves being attentive to your thoughts, feelings, and behaviors, whether positive or negative. Emotional Wellness implies the ability to be aware of and accept our feelings, rather than deny them, have an optimistic approach to life, and enjoy life despite its occasional disappointments and frustrations.
https://wellness.ucr.edu/emotional_wellness.html

This is an area in my life I have been neglecting for far too long and I better have made progress five years from now. I want to be able to control my feelings. I’m a friendly person but I think my lack of knowing for how to deal with anger is my Achilles heel. I have been working to stop reminding myself of the times I wasn’t able to control my anxiety and it over bubbled into stress and panic attacks and bursts of anger. I want to be able to look at the positives of life, and acknowledge my victories; mentally and physically.

Spiritually
Spiritual Wellness is a personal matter involving values and beliefs that provide a purpose in our lives
https://wellness.ucr.edu/spiritual_wellness.html

I want to be an example for my babies of what it means to be a strong woman in Christ. I have been stronger in my faith, and I am far from perfect but I want to be the mother and wife my family will need. Five years from now I want to be more involved in my local community and church. I want to be able to see myself through Christ’s eyes. I want to grow to live by my convictions and to grow in my relationship with my Lord and Saviour.

Financially
Financial wellness is an intricate balance of the mental, spiritual and physical aspects of money. … Financial wellness is having an understanding of your financial situation and taking care of it in such a way that you are prepared for financial changes.
definitionofwellness.com/dimensions-of-wellness/financial-wellness/

I like to think I have a gift for budgeting (acknowledge your strengths). So, I hope to continue with the “Snowball Pay Off Debt” System Jake and I are doing now. In five years, I anticipate having my car paid off, and possibly having purchased a new more family friendly vehicle. I really hope we have upgraded our living condition from the shoebox Jake and I are in now. Actually, to be fair it is really easy to live here as the payments and utility bills are small, it’s just not child friendly.

So that’s about where I’m at in a nut shell.

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