Forbes did statistics on how many people actually follow through with their New Years resolutions and it’s apparently grim less then 25% of people stay committed to their resolutions after 30 days.
Instead of making new years resolutions like so many and by Febuary or March feeling disappointed in myself or at a loss for not keeping one resolution, I decided to set simple goals for myself. Goals that can be attained. One of my friends who writes blogs said that she carried over her goals from last year to this year so now she’s in groove of what she wanted to accomplish; and did not have to start fresh. I like that if I’m already doing these things everyday in the next year you just carry them forward.
My biggest thing I’ve been doing is to not look at any social media or emails until I have spent time with The LORD. He’s my first priority. My next goal is to spend more time in prayer to and from work. I started doing this in December and I enjoyed it so much. One of my friends son’s is sick so I prayed for him each morning and his family. I got a new leather journal for Christmas from Crystal Peaks and I write down scriptures or things people share with me and everyday I write down at least 5 things I’m thankful for. We have so much to be thankful for in this life. Even if we can’t see it God is always moving and I’m so thankful for many things.
My next goals are to do with my health I joined weight watchers again as I want to lose 40lbs and I need accountability from others. Like community in my church I cannot do this weight journey on my own. I downloaded the app and I write down everything I eat and it’s nice to go and listen to others what has worked for them/ not worked etc. Exercise is hard for me.I talked to many people lately who have struggled with addiction and they all tell me the same thing that excerise is hard to wrap their heads around so I’m doing small steps and walking on my breaks and using my fit bit. I even increased my steps to 2,000 more. Maybe one day I will tell you I like exercise maybe it just grows on you. If I find different places to walk then I can enjoy God’s beauty while out exercising.
I’m doing a 12 step study with a wonderful woman in an addictions group through Life Church and keeping working on my sobriety. I plan on reading books that will challenge me in my life and my faith. I think these all are good attainable goal for me this year.
I also plan on keeping up with my book and Blog writing. A friend told me to try everyday to write so that is another one of my goals. I pray God continues to help my writings to encourage others. I’m ready to speak out more about addiction as it is all around us.
What goals do you have for 2019? I would love to hear about them.