I told myself that when I started blogging last summer that I would actually keep up with it. Did I? (crickets....) We will try again today.
If you've checked out social media in the last few days, you've seen plenty of resolutions... and lots more anti=resolutions. Have you seen it? Honestly I don't think there's ever been so much negativity over creating goals on line. I mean, I get it. It seems like we all want to believe that a brand new year can bring about a brand new world.... and the *new year new me* kinda starts to get old for some of us.
However, I don't think there is any better time to make some differences in our lives than right freakin' now.
I asked my facebook friends what kinds of resolutions they were making for the new year. I found a lot of the same things- growing stronger in faith, becoming more healthy, getting out of debt, etc. While I want to believe that I will be successful in many of these things, I know that making large goals usually doesn't work for me, if that's all that I make. So, in my typical fashion, I of course made a list of things that I wanted to improve upon this year. I wanted the list to be short, sweet, and to the point., I would try to figure out exactly how to accomplish these things after getting down to business. The list looked something like this:
1) Improve my business, while being able to maintain my marriage & social life. (HAHAHHAHAH)
2) Lose the ball and chain of debt. 3) Fit into those A&F size 4 high-waisted shorts I bought online and convinced myself I could fit into (they were on sale...... 2 years ago)
4) Do a better job at loving Jesus.
None of these are over-nighters... I know this. So, I sat down to another list with my favorite legal notebook and made a new list. This, while much longer, is a list of things I figured I could try to do every day to get closer to my goals. Copied from said list is as follows:
- Drink the water and put down that stupid dr. pepper.
- Start the day with something that isn't greasy.
- Choose to say no if it means keeping your sanity.
- Buy some great local coffee and make it at home. I promise it's better than that $5 one.
- make your bed.,
- sweat everyday.
- Salads for lunch every day aren't necessary.
- Instead of scrolling facebook in bed every night, Read the Bible.... (or literally any book that is not a screen!!)
- Decide what your worth is and stick to your guns.
- If you don't have time for it, you just don't have time.
- Put things away when you're done using them.
- If you haven't worn it in a year, you probably aren't going to. (except for those really cute shorts)
- Delegate. You don't have to be in charge of everything.
- Date night & family time means put your phone down.
- Pet your dog, cuddle under a blanket, drink tea, or do whatever is going to make you feel peaceful and make time for it.
- Start and end your day in prayer.
- Put barbed wire around your savings account.
- Check in on your friends., You don't have to see them every day, but you do have to care. It's ok to be the one that reaches out.,
- Put a smile on your face when someone asks for help.
- Give back to your community, because what goes around surely comes right back around.
What's on your list this year? How are you going to work on it? I'd love to hear.
I hope that it isn't another 7 months before I write again.
Have a blessed first week, and stay warm!
P.S. Check out this picture I made Kodie take in -10F!