With 2019 right around the corner, it’s time to finalize my goals for the new year. If I don’t put it down in writing, I will probably keep telling myself I can wait until the next day to do it- and before I know it, the year will be half over and I still won’t have my goals pinned down. I am definitely a skilled procrastinator.
I prayed about my word of the year. I asked God to lead me in choosing my word. Almost immediately, the word “remember” popped into my head. I didn’t pay much attention to it and kept praying, and the same word kept coming to mind. It wasn’t the kind of word I was looking for, and I wasn’t sure how “remember” would be a good choice for my word of the year. And then I heard “Remember who and Whose you are”.
Over the last few years, I have felt God working to make me understand my worth and who I am in His eyes. So when I heard “Remember who and Whose you are”, I realized that it is actually a pretty good word for the year. Remember that I am God’s kid. Remember how He sees me and that it’s way more important than how other people see me.
At church last Sunday, the Pastor commented on how negative thoughts come from the devil. Something I knew but hadn’t really thought about in awhile. So I want get in the habit in the coming year of remembering to kick out negative thoughts ASAP and replace them with positive thoughts.
I have a few goals that aren’t centered around “remember”, as well. I found the Good Reads Challenge this last year and did it for 2018. I want to do it again for 2019. My goal is to read at least 30 books throughout the year. I also want to make an effort to make lots of small healthy choices. Little changes can add up to big things.
I went inactive with my Perfectly Posh business and have just reinstated it. In 2019, I want to learn to really work my business and make a steady 2nd income from it. I want to make it into a part time job. I am in horrible debt, and I want to have a good enough Posh income to cover the payments. I know I won’t get to that point immediately, but it’s possible if I can just figure out how to work my business correctly. I have a goal of spending 10-15 hours a week working my Posh business. 10 hours to start out the year, and move into at least 15 hours per week.
Although it’s not a goal for the year, I am attempting to be more organized in 2019. I have my planner for life in general, but I also got a handful of planners from the dollar store.
-One is for cleaning. I will write weekly things that need done across each week and cross them off as I go. It doesn’t matter what day I do things as long as I get them accomplished throughout the week. I also have some monthly things listed on the side that I will cross off as I accomplish them.
-Another is for a supper menu. I have been using blank monthly calendars that I printed off for the last few months, but for the new year, I want to use a planner. That way, I’m less likely to lose my menu plan, and the menus for each month will be all in one place. That way I can look back at previous months for ideas of things to make.
-I will also use one for Perfectly Posh. I do all my parties on Facebook, so I will keep track of when I have parties scheduled. I will also keep track of everything else I need to do that is Posh related.
I have a couple of spare planners for 2019 that I haven’t found a use for yet. I may or may not end up using them, but at least I have them (and they were only $1 each!) if I think of anything to use them for. What are your goals or words for the new year?