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Jan 02

4 Areas of Deliberate Consistency

Happy New Year! 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.

consistencyI 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.

  1. I will be consistent in my relationship with my husband and our marriage.  

  2. 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.  

  3. 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.  

  4. 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!


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  1. angie

    Happy New Year 2014. Looks like you are on the right track keep up the good work
    come see us at http://shopannies.blogspot.com

    1. Debbie

      Hi Angie,
      Thank you for coming by. Yes, the key now is to keep implementing ;)

  2. Susan (5 Minutes for Mom)

    Thank you for sharing my post… I’m glad you liked it.

    I think consistency is a fantastic word to focus on… I need to as well.

    1. Debbie

      Susan,
      I really did enjoy it and love the little push I needed to get my New Year off on to the right track!

  3. Beth

    Debbie,
    Consistency sounds like a great word. This will be my 4th year I’ve chosen a word and I’ve discovered God does amazing things with our word. There are a couple great books out there too. Google “My One Word” when you have a moment.
    Thanks for joining us for Three Word Wednesday.
    Many blessings,
    Beth
    Beth recently posted…Three Word Wednesday: One Big RiskMy Profile

    1. Debbie

      Hi Beth,
      I will definitely look into the book. I’ve been looking for a new read to get started on, maybe that will be my book :)
      Blessings to you!

  4. Katherines Corner

    Wishing you a new year of happy. Thank you so much for helping to make the Thursday Favorite Things blog hop so much fun Hugs!
    Katherines Corner recently posted…Thursday Favorite Things Blog Hop 121- The GarageMy Profile

    1. Debbie

      Thank you for coming by Katherine. I always look forward to you and your blog!!!!! I see so many great things to do in this blogging community but trying to actually do them is a whole new story. I need organization in my life!

  5. Joanne Viola

    Sounds like you picked a great word to focus on. I have discovered that God works in my life in different ways as I stay focused on a word or area of my life that needs work. I chose “faith” this year. May you have a great 2014 & find success with consistency. I visited from Thurs. Favorite Things & I think this is my 1st time here :)
    Joanne Viola recently posted…I Am Who God Says I AmMy Profile

    1. Debbie

      Hi Joanne, Thank you for stopping by. I just read your post on place, time and the profound. What a great reminder for me especially in hard times.

  6. Pam@over50feeling40

    I love this idea of deliberate consistency….much stronger and realistic. Thanks for participating in the blog hop…have a great weekend.
    Pam@over50feeling40 recently posted…How Do Women Stop Caring….Plus Favorite Things Blog Hop!My Profile

  7. Pinkoddy

    Good luck that does sound a tough one.

    1. Debbie

      It’s a daily job to remind myself of my goals this year :)

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