OF HOPES AND HASHTAGS: 5 New Habits for the New Year
So here’s a rundown of the new habits I wish to hold onto and foster, as this year continues to unfold. Sharing it to all of you so that we’re accountable of each other’s hopes and habits too I suppose? Yes, I said each other so perhaps you can leave a comment below and share some of your new habits to live by as well? Let’s talk!
5. PROGRESS over PERFECTION
At number five… is promising myself to strive for progress and not perfection. Fellow perfectionists, this is not a compromise. This is simply living. Haha Yes, I am guilty of constantly listening to my own voice inside my head saying “That’s not good enough.” Or “Maybe another time, you’re not ready.” Well, this struggle within us can really take a toll on what could have been! All that time wasted overthinking, could’ve been used productively… acting and achieving!
Stop wishing, start doing… this is also precisely why I chose to use the term habits rather than resolutions. Why waste time rehashing and resolving old promises? Habits that progressively grow on us will do just the trick, I believe! And I am all in for it.
What exactly do I wish to progress with as a habit? Well, honestly producing more videos on my YouTube page without over analyzing every element of it, and just grow with it consistently! Also, working on one of my first loves… singing!
Our talents exist for a reason! If we hone them well, we not only fulfill our spirits, but we also get to contribute to society and glorify God. No one loses when we use our talents wisely. (Mt. 25: 14-30) So what are we waiting for right? Last year, by the grace of God, I was able to use my #JaneenaHosts hashtag quite a number of times… This year, I can’t wait to grow #JaneenaChannel and #SangByJaneena too! So stay tuned! No fingers crossed here, just solid prayers and action!
Tweet me requests too, or maybe we can even collaborate! It’s @JaneenaChan on IG/ Twitter and FB! Subscibe to my channel while you’re at it and It’ll be great to remind each other to stop procrastinating too! Haha
4. HABITUALLY HEALTHY
I’ve been introducing a healthier lifestyle to my daily routine since last year. But this time, I have to remember that consistency is key in achieving anything! Being consistently healthy is one of my top priorities because when we’re fit, strong and well in all levels… we get the job done and even get to take that extra step!
“MAGIS” or striving for excellence more than what’s expected of you may be a non-existent term if we don’t take care of our bodies—all parts of it… mental, physical, emotional, and spiritual. I will strive to be literally active this year! Taking more fitness classes and getting involved in sports is a must on my list!
Here’s the last time I’ve gone on sports mode when I tried out a class at Republic Fencing! You can also visit them at Makati Cinema Square! Or visit their site here to learn more! EN GARDE!
I’ve also stumbled upon this promising health supplement from Norway recently and I’m sticking to taking it all year long! It’s called Cardiobes and it contains 3 antioxidant substances: Omega 3 Lycopene and Co-Enzyme Q 10 to help promote overall wellness and health for both men and women.
The Omega-3 they use is the purest and cleanest natural omega-3 raw material available. Lycopene is also proven to be 100 times more effective than vitamin E, and helps prevent cardiovascular diseases. While CoQ10 energizes the heart by increasing its pumping power, normalizes blood pressure, and corrects a variety of cardiovascular disorders too. These powerful antioxidants also prevent premature aging, aid in cancer prevention, enhances brain function and memory, boost energy, and improve blood circulation.
Good thing it’s available here in Manila already in Mercury Drug outlets! More about Cardiobes on their official site here! Simply said, I promise to use my #JaneenaEats hashtag responsibly and not abuse it! Haha
3. PLAN, ACT, & REACT LONG TERM
It’s also my seventh year as the face of Valentino Timepieces, and my seventh calendar shoot with them! Thank you so much to the entire Cua family for all the trust, love, and support throughout the years!
2. DARE to DREAM and REALLY LIVE
That’s not just the slogan of this year’s UAAP Season, but I’m also embracing it as my own. I will dare myself to be brave, and to always give my best and live my best life through service.
DARE is also the newly rebranded name of my dermatology clinic and I can’t be more proud to be their face! Thank you again Dr. Jean for the trust, and to God of course for allowing me to live this dream. Although I’ve had some billboards around the country through my work as a model, this one was different because it literally has my name on it! Haha It’s my 1st feature billboard and considering what I’ve been through last year especially when I got terribly sick… having this billboard up is a miracle. Let’s keep the suspense of my illness on hold for now. Working on a separate post about it! Yes it’s that dramatic and I’ve got way more to share and write.
5. PROACTIVE, PURPOSEFUL and PAYING it FORWARD
And lastly, this isn’t another campaign slogan… but I do plan to be habitually proactive and purposeful in all ways that I can! I could genuinely say that my heart is truly grateful for the life it’s gotten to know so far… 23 years of highs and lows, hopes and dreams… some fulfilled, some waiting yet to be. That’s 23 New Years for me! It’s about time to pay it forward, and I intend to do so for the rest of my life with the help of the loving and supportive people around me. With you too if you wish! We all have one life to live and sadly, not everyone is having the time of their lives here on Earth. But in the ways that we can, we can introduce heaven on Earth to the lives of those who need it the most.
They say your 20’s are your selfish years… but in all honesty, I don’t think we have time for that. Just a few weeks back, devastating news of the Allepo genocide has been haunting me, the local news continues to harp with distressing headlines. All over the world violence, war, hatred, sicknesses continue despite the coming of the hopeful new year. I’m the least one to be cynical here, but that’s real talk. And aside from prayers, nothing else can heal but real, PURPOSEFUL ACTION.
This year, whatever hashtags or habits we wish to grow, let’s not forget about the bigger picture. There’s no excuse to ignore it, and all the reason to understand it, and act upon through faith, resilience, and strength. Let’s keep at it shall we? There’s a lot of work yet to be done!
Cheers to 2 O 1 7 and to living our best habits, 24/7, to infinity and beyond!