My 2022 New Year Resolutions

by Joe Gee
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My new year resolution didn’t include the obligatory going to the gym and losing weight goals. Mine were much more than that. I decided that this is the year that I make some huge changes in my life that I have been having problems with over the last 14 years or so.

I want to stop ALL of my medications

Over the last 14+ years I have been taking Trazodone for insomnia and as a mood stabilizer, Adderall to stay focused, Xanax to help with stress/anxiety and Buspirone to help even more with bad anxiety throughout the day. It got to a point that I would have to take one pill for energy, then I would be too jittery and I would take another pill to calm me down a little bit. It’s been a constant uphill battle just trying to survive everyday. Then I would have to come home, try to relax and fall asleep but my mind would be racing. I would just lay in bed thinking about all kinds of business related things like marketing, advertising, inventory levels, etc. I could not sleep longer than 30 minutes at a time. Trazodone is the only thing that helped get me to sleep… but it kept me sleeping for over 8 hours everyday and I would wake up really dizzy and groggy.

I finally told myself a few weeks ago that I’ve had enough.

I stopped everything cold turkey except the Trazodone. I tried to cut back on that over the years and whenever I wouldn’t take it for a night, I would have cold sweats, goosebumps, mood swings and even dizzy pulses in my eyes. So I started taking a half of pill right before Christmas. After 2 weeks, I started taking 25% of a pill for a few days and then stopped it completely without any bad side effects.

My body was really nervous and jittery feeling for a few weeks but now I’m doing great. My insomnia is still there but I’m learning to handle it a little better… and to be honest, I have a little indica weed pen that I can use to help me get to sleep and can even use it during the day if I’m having really bad anxiety. It works great and you don’t get high unless you take a few hits in a row.

I want to start eating healthier

It’s really hard to eat healthy when you have a busy lifestyle like mine and just want to come home and relax after work. I hate that I have to buy so many groceries just to make a few meals, then I have a ton of leftovers that I don’t eat. I also have a lot of extra food ingredients rotting in my fridge because I don’t have any use for them. It just seems like a waste of food, money and time cleaning the kitchen after using all the dishes.

So I decided to try using a food prep service called Freshly (Click this link and get $90 worth of free food if you sign up now). I started out getting 7 meals per week delivered to my front door. It’s pretty easy to order your food right through the app. You can rate previous meals so that you can remember if you liked them or not. You can also substitute something in your next delivery or even one of your future deliveries. I will probably stick with Freshly for a few more months and try another service. Freshly has a big menu but I don’t like eating the same stuff every week. As long as they keep adding new items to their menu, I’ll stick around for awhile.

I want to work more on my mental health and wellbeing

I’m tired of being short tempered, stressed, anxious and always in a hurry for my next thing to do. I’m naturally high strung , very competitive and determined to get something done… even if I don’t know what that is at the time. I’m always finding something to do but most of the time, I have a hard time finishing it. Most of my issues should have been resolved when I started taking the meds listed above, but it seemed to make them worse. I want to be more calm and relaxed in life. I’m tired of work, work, work, stress, stress, stress.

I’ve started listening to self help books on Audible / Amazon Prime, reading lots of articles online and watching a bunch of self help YouTube videos. So far things have been improving over the last few weeks.

I have more information to share with you guys but that’s a whole different story. Stay tuned 🙂

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