Wow… what a crazy 525,600 minutes this year has been! For many of us, the intense challenges of 2020 have been a rollercoaster, a teacher, a frustration, and a very very long 12 months. I know my year didn’t match the plans I made, and maybe some of you are feeling the same way.
Instead of interviewing a guest, this episode is all about the highs and lows of 2020, what we can learn from them, and how to prepare for all that’s ahead in 2021!
Episode Highlights: My 2020 Review & 2021 Goals
- What I do the first week of every new year
- Changes we made around the house to have more opportunities for movement and play
- My trick for getting the kids (and me!) to be more creative
- Books we’re reading to stay motivated and keep learning
- The homeschooling un-curriculum I’m working on
- What’s made the biggest difference in my personal fitness
- The most extreme thing I tried in the name of health this year
- My favorite health products of 2020
- Our family goals, experiments, and challenges for 2021
- A big insecurity I’ll be tackling this year
- What I’ve learned in 2020 about cultivating happiness
- And more!
Resources We Mention
- Levels Glucose Monitor
- What I Learned From Wearing a Continuous Glucose Monitor (CGM) for a Month
- Guide to Healthy Protein Sources
- Water Fasting Benefits, Dangers & My Personal Experience
- Setting a LEGO® Walking World Record with a Relay Team of Moms
- Just Thrive Probiotics and K2-7 (Use code WELLNESSMAMA15 for 15% off)
- Paleovalley (Use code WELLNESSMAMA10 for 10% off)
- Olive Oil
- Nutrition Genome
- Creatix Sauna (see this post for all of my sauna recommendations)
- LMNT Electrolytes
- Notion app
Favorite Books of 2020
- The Holographic Universe
- The Inevitable: Understanding the 12 Technological Forces That Will Shape Our Future
- Poor Charlie’s Almanack
- Surely You’re Joking Mr. Feyman!
- Skin in the Game: Hidden Asymmetries in Daily Life
- The Rational Optimist
- I’ll add these soon to my ever-growing list of favorite books!
Katie’s Book List for 2021
More From Wellness Mama
- 309: How I Overcame Trauma (and Lost 50 Pounds)
- 387: Ask Katie Anything: Protein, Supplements, Sleep, Parenting, and Shoes
- 341: Q&A With Katie: Motivation, Magnesium, Homeschooling & Parenting Teens
- My Home Organization System & How I “Get It All Done”
- 6 Favorite Practical Homeschool Resources (My Kids Love)
What are your goals this year? Do you want to try any of the challenges I mentioned? Please drop a comment below or leave a review on iTunes to let us know. We value knowing what you think and this helps other moms find the podcast as well.
Thanks to Our Sponsors
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