Can you believe that we are already starting the second week of 2015? It seriously blows my mind how quickly time flies these days. I have been meaning to get up my 2015 goals, but again, life just seems to slip by so quickly & then all of sudden the week is over & I have no content put together for the blog. To be honest, I can't really complain because it has been extremely nice not worrying about the blog to the same extent that I worry about it on a regular basis. Sometimes, I think we just need to take a break from the stressors in life & most of the time that isn't possible because our life is built up of so many stressors that we have no control over or ones that we can't just go & take a mini break from.
Every January, I think about what I want the new year to entail. I tend to reflect on the past year & strive to do + be a better version of myself. Here are some of my goals for 2015:
Simplicity: I want to live a simple life. One that doesn't include a bunch of things I don't need or have no place to put. This year's mentality is "less is more." I am going to spend less, get rid of more & be thankful for what I do have. I don't need the latest handbag or 10 planners that I tend to never use. I simply just want to be simple. You get my drift?
Jesus: Every year I say to myself that I am going to have my quiet time on a daily basis, pray more & rely on the Lord not just when I need him, but ALL the time. This year, I am going to do just that. It certainly isn't going to be easy & I an guarantee that I will fail at is on a daily basis - but I am going to give it all I got. Because my life feels so much more complete when I spend time in the Word.
Patience: I can be an extremely impatient person & I can't pinpoint where or when, but I know that it is something I struggle with daily. I want to learn to take a step back & see the bigger picture. Again, not the easiest thing to fix, but I am going to try.
Positivity: We are all our worst critics & we tend to judge others when they don't deserve to be judged. This year is learning to find the positives in anything + everything. Faith + I have started reflecting on our day by naming two positives that happened. It could be cleaning the house instead of taking a nap, getting up at 5 AM to workout even when I don't have the energy, it's calling my grandparents just to say I love you, it's taking out the trash just so N doesn't have too & it's even finding me time. Just in the last couple weeks that we have been doing this, I have noticed that some days it is extremely challenging to think of positives & when that happens I realize that something has to change. & sure enough, I have already seen a huge change in my attitude.
Joy: The last year & a half has been a big struggle for me: mentally, physically + emotionally. Happiness + Joy were not in the forefront of my mind. Often times I would put on a big smile + act like things were perfect, when clearly they were (& are not!). This year I want to laugh more, do things that make me happy, have more dance parties in my underwear, spend time with the ones I love, say YES to more of what I want to do & NO to trying to make others happy all the time. Joy is something that is a result of finding true happiness & we are ultimately in charge of it. This year I will find true JOY.
Also, a few little goals I have: spend more time social media free, cook more, send more snail mail, read more books, travel more, be more proactive, find a church, eat healthier. + dream BIG.
Now tell me, what are some of your goals this year? I wanna hear all about them!