52 in 52: 2021 edition

Yep, I’m posting this early. See this post for the reasons why.

2021 is “The year of health”. All of it – mental health, physical health. All of the items on this list are related to my health in some way. It could be obvious, or it could be a little more obscure (i.e. specific activities that will benefit me mentally or physically in some way).

I have just spent 2020 feeling crap (it was a pretty horrific year with the pandemic and everything else) and I’m done. I need to make a change. I’m frustrated, sick of doing the same thing and expecting different results, and irritated I’m not setting a better example for my son.

So, here we go. Time to make a change.

So without further ado, here is my list in alphabetical category order.


  1. Go for a walk in a national park
  2. Have a picnic with my husband
  3. Reinstate the date night once a month with my husband
  4. Have a family weekend away
  5. Complete a jigsaw puzzle
  6. Print and display my 52 in 52 list somewhere
  7. Buy new indoor plants
  8. Learn to reward myself with a non-food related treat
  9. Find 3 inspiring quotes, print them and display them on the wall
  10. Complete 100 happy days (a photo a day for 100 days of something that made me happy)
  11. Reimplement a regular house cleaning schedule
  12. Take myself on a date once a month


  1. Get back to a regular sleep schedule
  2. Set a running goal
  3. Reduce intake of processed sugar
  4. Get back to regularly drinking 2L+ of water a day
  5. Use skin cream (from my skin doctor) on my chest regularly
  6. Use the breathe app on my watch for breathing exercises
  7. Get back to a healthy weight
  8. Get a massage
  9. Do yoga once a week minimum
  10. Start taking a daily multi-vitamin
  11. Use the foam roller once a week minimum


  1. Complete 12 craft projects
  2. Finish reading a book about binge eating
  3. Learn more about nutrition/cooking
  4. Implement a running plan
  5. Implement a strength-building plan
  6. Learn a new skill
  7. Complete a DIY project and learn a new skill
  8. Blog once a week
  9. Re-read “Sweet Poison Quit Plan”
  10. Read 6 books

Mental Health

  1. Be honest to someone about how they make me feel
  2. Create a gratitude journal
  3. Buy a full length mirror
  4. Take a full length photo regularly (i.e. become familiar with my body and face the reality of how I look)
  5. Follow a meditation program
  6. Begin a self-affirmation jar
  7. Find a technique for dealing with stress
  8. Complete a self care check up worksheet once a fortnight
  9. Complete online disordered eating workbook
  10. Schedule 1hr of self-care each week
  11. Learn and track my stress indicators
  12. Wear something that makes me feel great
  13. Create a playlist on Spotify that makes me feel positive and motivated


  1. Get a breast checkup
  2. Get a referral from my doctor to see a therapist
  3. Find a therapist I like
  4. Visit the dentist
  5. Get a health check up with my GP every 3 months
  6. Get a skin check

So…there you have it. The list.

Time for the year of health to begin. I’m looking forward to seeing where I am in 12 months.

Let me know your thoughts!