I really love to reflect back + look forward when one year ends and another begins. It brings perspective and helps me grow. Every year, I really enjoy writing out one sentence prompts of things I want to strive towards.
Here's what I said for 2018:
Do the next right thing
It's one of those coined phrases but on days where I feel overwhelmed, it really helps to say this to myself. Just do the next right thing. One step at a time towards days filled with doing the right thing. Maybe it's laundry instead of instagram, maybe it's a nap instead of laundry.
Try Staying Organized
As a flighty, right-brained creative, I drive the struggle bus on this one. But I'm gonna keep on trying. Give me all the lists and calendars.
Enjoy holding my babies at bedtime
I caught myself rushing through bedtime a lot last year. Just ready for some free time. I want to savor their littleness and hold them a little longer and little tighter.
Create community around me
Invite more people over. Fill my table more often. Be intentional.
Go somewhere new
For our 10 year anniversary hopefully!
Give my time more generously
This may not be my season to be a big financial giver but that doesn't mean I can't be generous. I want to see and meet needs by being generous with my time.
Start praying, stop worrying
Meaning stop worrying in it's tracks by praying.
Be present and engaged
Stick to my office hours and really enjoy my people when I'm not working.
Accept my season
And flourish and grow where I am. In motherhood, in marriage, in friendships, in location.
Spend my time wisely
The overall underlying theme for me.
And my word to focus on this year is: Joy
Choose it. Be it. Spread it.
Hey 2018, I'm looking at you with glittering eyes.
Here's a printable 2018 resolution prompt for you to download for yourself!
Fill it in and hang it somewhere you can see.