As I look back at 2013 I can honestly say, it was a good year. I learned a lot about myself this year. There have been many tears and heartaches, yet the joy and happiness has had a deeper impact and hold on my heart. I hope 2013 has given you many blessings. Life will always have it’s hard moments, but when we can look back with a smile then we’re able to say; Hey, this was a great year.
Have you made your New Years Resolutions? Do you have a list of goals for 2014? I have seen a few different people talking about goals for the New Year. I’ve probably accomplished a lot less of my New Years goals throughout the years then I’d care to admit. It’s gotten to the point where I don’t make resolutions anymore.
I stumbled upon a blog yesterday that had a little different concept when it came to goals for the upcoming year. The idea is to pick a word for the year and focus whatever you choose throughout the year. As I read this mom’s post over at 5minutesformom, I became very motivated to again try making a resolution but in a different more practical way for me.
I sat deep in thought looking around at my family, my home and myself. I asked myself what do I need to do more than anything? I need to have more consistency. That’s it! I need to be consistent.
I picked consistency because frankly, I know it’s where I’m lacking. I am making a promise to myself to continually throughout the year to be purposefully and deliberately consistent. What does this look like for me? Since I know I need to apply this to so many different realms in my life, I plan to start in the areas that deserve the most from me.
I will be consistent in my relationship with my husband and our marriage.
With my children; I will be consistent in my disciplining and yet make sure I am equally applying this in my love and praises to them.
With myself; I will be consistently striving for self-growth and at the same time and as equally allow myself to be where I need to be through my journey of healing. I will strive to be more loving and forgiving of the person I look at in the mirror.
With the friends and family that have always been there for me and loved me regardless; I will reach out more often be there for them as they have always been there for me.
I would truly like to add in things like get the house organized, have no laundry, become a better cook. If I did that I would find myself in the same routine of past year resolutions. I’m doing things different this year. I plan to work on the big tasks of being consistent in the 4 areas I feel warrant the best I have to give. As the year goes by maybe I’ll become so talented at it I’ll be able to apply it to other aspects of my life. We’ll see….. I’m a work in progress! I’ll keep you posted
Have you made New Years Resolutions or Goals? Have you decided to pick a word for the year? Let me know, I would love to hear how you’re taking on 2014!