Our birthdays mark the beginning of a new cycle.
We need to prepare in advance for these rebirths so that we enter our individual new year in the right shape of mind and the body we desire to live in.
I am today, 120 days away from 32 (amazeballs!).
So… I am going to use this time as a focused period of bettering myself, nurturing positive habits, uprooting the unnecessary etc. I am polishing myself to be the best version of me!
Wellness is not a diet. It’s not something you start and stick to for a few weeks/months. It’s a lifelong commitment.
So after the 120 days, it is not over. Goalposts and timelines just help us to enforce our strategies and turn them into habits.
The aim is to live fully in the present, so that we are not looking at ‘best me’ as something that is coming later. It is something we are in every moment.
To succeed, you need to know how you intend on nurturing your best you – a plan! So I have outlined a broad outline for myself and I am sharing it with you.
I am focusing on the process more than the results to increase my chances of success.
Shed excess body fat & build lean muscle
Train 4 – 6 times a week
- martial arts
- lean protein
- good carbs
- lotsa water
- limit alcohol
- no fizzy & sugary drinks
- allow one ‘treat’ a week
MIND & SOUL GOALS
Peace, Bliss, Centredness
- Meditate daily (ukuphahla is also meditation!)
- Read soul-feeding literature(eg. Return to Love by Marianne Williamson)
- Freewrite & journal at least 3x week
- Play with children
- Spend more time outdoors
- Think positive thoughts!
Make great art!
- Work on the craft daily, not just for jobs
- Watch great cinema
- Read great books
- Expand good music library
- Daily acting and voice exercises
- Work on my own scripts weekly
- Continue schooling myself on filmmaking weekly
(online articles, books, short courses etc)
- Regularly shoot visual art for the sake of creating
Because sharing our goals publicly helps us stick to them, I will be posting weekly updates on the journey over the next four months.
If you have any personal goals that you would like to share with me, please do post in the comments section below, or on the Ngonyama Force Facebook page.
Thank you for travelling this journey with me!