Last year I took a different approach to making New Year’s resolutions by picking four words to drive me through 2013. They were illuminate, radiate, liberate, and hydrate. The first three words were a little more conceptual and open to interpretation as I narrowed in on my purpose in my own business and life. The last, hydrate, was a bit more literal. Here were the intentions I set for “hydrate”:
Hydrate // I’m thirsty for knowledge, story, travel and adventure. I also need to drink more water.
But as 2013 comes to an end “hydrate” has become way more meaningful and impactful than I ever imagined it would when I set that intention this time last year. In fact, “hydrate” may sum up what 2013 has meant for me.
OCEANS & ADVENTURE & LIFE
Most of my travel in 2013 was very beach-centric. In Tulum, Mexico the ocean, under a full moon in Scorpio, reminded me that we’re all connected. In Sayulita, Mexico playing in the ocean was the only thing that could get my mind off a good bout of morning sickness. In Seaside, Florida the ocean became a playground for my growing family. These connected bodies of water gave me a lot to think about when it comes to the concept of hydration as it applies to my life.
DRINK MORE WATER
So literal hydration has been a goal of mine this year. I used to go days and barely have an 8 oz. glass of water. So I bought myself a 16 oz. water bottle and made it a goal to start drinking at least 4 of those a day (64 oz. of water). At first it just felt like such a task to down a bottle of water. But as silly as it sounds, it got easier and I got better at it. I pee all the time but my skin looks great. I’ve experienced very little swelling and bloating throughout my pregnancy – and I give credit to the water. I probably don’t really need to go into detail as to why water is good for you, but I’ll reiterate here – the H2O is kind of magical.
Moving into 2014 I want to up my daily water intake to a gallon (128 oz.) a day. I think I may need a bigger water bottle. In 2014 I want to continue to be a sponge for experience, adventure, and life as it comes my way. I’ll also be brainstorming a few new words to focus on in the new year that I’ll be sharing later this week.
If you had to pick one word to sum up 2013 what would it be? What are some of your words for 2014?
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