I love a new year, a fresh start. I really like to have my house clean and put together going into the new year but this year I'll just have to settle for a clean refrigerator (all thanks to Patrick). I don't usually set big New Year's goals, this year I did. They aren't huge goals but I did jot down some things to keep me accountable and give me some things to work towards in 2017.
I'm a pencil and paper planner girl. I've tried to use the electronic one and it just isn't for me. I like to write things down and mark them off. I saw this planner on someone's Instagram feed and I loved it. It's by Ink and Volt and I feel like it was made for me.
It has places to list your goals!!! I'm in love. At the very beginning you outline your overall theme for the year. (Mine is ME, not in a selfish way but in a take care of myself so I can better care for others way).
Then there's a monthly goal list. The page on the right is to make one commitment for 30 days and you can mark the days off at the bottom. I love this.
Then you can list your weekly goals. I can't tell you how much this list maker loves this. I have goals for my goals!
You also have the month at a glance
And finally each week is sectioned off into days and morning, afternoon and night for each day.
So hopefully this will keep my to do lists in check and keep me from feeling completely overwhelmed!
Like I said my overall theme for this year is ME. I want to eat better to fuel my body, not just because it tastes good, I want to get moving. In another 30 years I'll wish I hadn't taken for granted what I could do. I want to be better organized (que the planner) and finally I plan to read through the entire Bible.
I got the one year Bible (it's not the chronological one like I thought, I guess I read that one next year). I also got the abundant life devotional out that my sister in law gave me a couple of years ago right after I had my miscarriage. I wanted to read it coming from a place of thanksgiving instead of grieving. I feel like I can learn even more from it now.
Another random thing I'm trying to do, for the last two years I've posted a picture a day on Instagram, this year instead of doing that I've decided to write a little something about the day in a journal. Lame? Maybe but I think it'll be neat.
These are all such cliché goals but they're my goals this year and if that's what it takes to light a fire under my behind then so be it.