So, here we are at the end of January. How’s it goin’, friends?
I don’t know about y’all, but my new year doesn’t usually start until February. As I have now noticed this about myself, I plan to do it differently next year! This year, though, Christmas Break (with 3 crazy lil men and all kinds of family obligations) wore. me. out. January got here, and I just couldn’t.
So, here we are, getting ready to head into February, and I’m finally ready to go, y’all! If you’re in the same boat or simply dropped out of those New Year’s Resolutions, here’s a few ways to pick yourself up and get movin’!
1. Write out a list of your most important life accounts.
- Family & Friends
2. Spend a little bit of time envisioning what you’d like for each of these life areas to look/feel like.
Write out a sentence for each area with your envisioned future. (Think 30 years down the road.) Here’s a couple of mine:
Chris: God has blessed me with my perfect match; Chris and I infuse our life and marriage with fun and we work together to build a strong, happy, purposeful family.
Boys: I am raising men who are confident, kind, strong of conviction, courageous, and compassionate; we genuinely enjoy being in each other’s company and regularly talk about how God is working in our lives.
Health: My body is healthy and strong; I have energy, flexibility, and feel great about the way my body looks. I emanate strength and vitality.
3. Write 1-3 specific, attainable goals that you will work to accomplish in the next 90 days.
Here’s a few of mine for the next 90 days (Not all of them, but you get the idea!):
- Spend time reading my bible, praying, & in quiet for at least one hour every day.
- Go on a date night at least once a month.
- Go out of town overnight without kids once this quarter (with Chris, of course!)
- Take the boys on their special nights each month.
- Visit a state park as a family once a month. (Go camping once this quarter)
- Weightlifting every morning Mon-Fri, and do cardio 3 times a week.
- Write on my blog twice each week.
4. Schedule out each activity
Figure out exactly when it is going to fit in your calendar, and put it on there right now!
If you wait, some one else will fill up your time. Don’t allow your priorities, your most important activities, to get overshadowed by urgent, less important tasks!
5. Tell Some One Else
Tell your spouse, your best friend, your Facebook world. Tell other people what you plan to accomplish. When you say it out loud to another person, it makes it more real. And, you’ll have some accountability!
5. Read Your Sentences Every Day
Read your sentences from #2 every single day. Spend some time envisioning the future that you are creating, and feel confident that you are taking steps right now that will lead you there.
Leave me a note below with a few of your sentences or goals! 😉 I’d love to hear them!
Also, in a few months I’ll be releasing a new course, Design Your Life Plan. If you are want to be updated on its release, go ahead and sign up here!