The Feel Good List

Instead of making a list of goals or resolutions, I’ve decided to focus on how what I do makes me feel – physically, mentally, and emotionally. The only real goal I have is to do less of the things that make me feel drained, disappointed, and depressed – and more of the things that make me feel energized, animated, inspired, and alive.

So, here’s a list of the things that make me feel good:

  • Sending hand-written cards and letters to family and friends
  • Saving money
  • Doing yoga
  • Keeping a balance between downtime and being active
  • Bringing my breakfast and lunch to work
  • Doing regular strength training at least 3 days/week
  • Having an event, trip, or outing to look forward to
  • Taking the bus more often than I drive
  • Getting a massage every month
  • Cooking meals and trying new recipes
  • Celebrating holidays
  • Doing weekly chores (laundry, dishes, cleaning, grocery shopping, recycling, etc.) before the start of the workweek
  • Limiting alcohol intake to 3 drinks/week
  • Being able to go farther on a run or swim than I did the last time
  • Limiting caffeine intake
  • Painting my nails
  • Waking up early
  • Going on daily walks with Benny
  • Drinking enough water
  • Taking bubble baths
  • Doing at least 30 minutes of cardio at least 3 days/week
  • Going to the movies

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