I stopped years ago as I realized how contraproductive it was, and how I never ever reached that goal i setup for myself to reach. I went ahead and googled it just out of curiosity and there was a lot written on the subject as you can see for your self, just click this link. But for me it’s more important to set goals for different parts of my person, and how I break it down looks like this:
For me that suffer from Agoraphobia and panicattacks it's important to find ways to control that. And I have been helped by Cognitive Behavioral Therapy to find tools to control that, but as for me as well with others with the same condition it's hard to get completely free from it. But I'm a survivor and I will continue to refine my toolbox towards this problem. And for every small step I get closer to a better life.
Your brain need training your whole life to stay healthy, so training it is essential for everyone regardless of age. My goal for next year will be the following:
(Besides reading the new every morning with my morning coffee I will)
Learn a new language
Watch it least one TED Talk, and I will let it be any random talk just to widen my own views
Focus on writing my book, and have it published by 2019
Writing articles for my new blog here, the content will vary but if you follow me you will see the interests I have.
Had an heart-attack in 2013 and got my pacemaker in 2014, I know how important it is to work your body and heart. So next year I will continue my way towards running my first Marathon 2019. This coming year I will run at least two smaller races just to get used to having other people running next to me as I run alone when I do my runs. I will also try to reach 800 km's (492 Miles) as a year total. My goals regarding times for distances is as following:
5 km - 25 minutes
10 km - 50 minutes
15 km - 1 hour 20 minutes
20 km - 2 hours
The days I cant run due to too icy or rainy weather I will do boxing at home for at least 15 minutes. That way I'll keep the momentum up and also get an more allround training.
You can follow my progress on my Instagram account Myhealthjourney2019
Meditation is not the answer but it's a key to find that inner center in your being. This past year I haven't been that good of giving myself that inner peace. So for this coming year I'll practice at least 5-15 minutes of meditation, maybe combined with some yoga. I'll find out as I go along.
My spiritual health I take care of by reading my bible and following reading plans to be on track. I stopped going to church 3 years ago, again I have to say. I can't find a home in any church that suits me. I have tried various congregations but that 'home-feeling' doesn't seem to land in me. My father was a priest and although i have struggled with my faith on and off I'm now back on the path again. So my goal fro next year is to find a place where I can be t home in church again.
I also find energy and direction in the wise words of His Holiness Dalai Lama. He has given me so much through out the years, so I'm considering me to be a Buddist too. When I made a big change in my life 2002 I had his book 'The Art Of Happiness' with me at all times, in fact I read it so many times it got worn out and I had to buy me a new copy. It was actually one of the last books my father, a protestant priest read before he passed away. If you haven't read it yet, I recommend that you do!
I will journal about my activities on my Postachio Journal http://journaling.postach.io/ and also write about both analog and digital journaling there.
There's no resolution but there's solutions!