Good Morning Friends,
I am always so excited about a new year! My favorite part is coming up with a list of goals and things I would like to accomplish. I also love choosing a word to focus on throughout the coming year.
In today’s post I want to share with you my goals for the new year – and then I want to hear all about your goals for 2017!
My Goals for the New Year | 2017
My one word for 2017 is faith. This year I want God to teach me more about walking by faith and not by sight. Last year, there were a lot of times that I wished I knew what was around the corner or what I would be doing this year. But, God doesn’t reveal His will to us like that. He just shows us enough to take the next step. With my one word in mind… here are my spiritual goals for 2017.
Read through the Bible looking for verses and passages talking about faith. I plan to keep two 3×5 cards in my Bible – one to list verses about faith the other to list verses relating to women, especially wives. I am using my KJV Life Application Study Bible.
Work on memorizing one Bible verse each week.
I really want my time with God and my relationship with Him to be the main focus of my year – it should be the main focus every year!
Maintain my current weight.
Establish a consistent exercise routine – my sister-in-law has already agreed to be my accountability partner for the year so…. this could be fun 🙂
Drink more water – it’s on my list every year. But seriously, I never drink enough water.
Research ways to build up my immune system – I was sick so many times this past year, and frankly, I’m sick of getting sick. So this year I want to change that. I’m sure getting sick was partly due to a lack of sleep, which bring me to my final health goal….
Make sleep a priority!
Personal Growth Goals
Re-read 9-12 books – I spent the past two years reading a lot of books. This year I want to go back and read some of the best ones.
Read a total of 30 books – A MUCH smaller reading goal this year for three reasons 1) I want to spend more time reading my Bible 2) I want to take my time reading through books to get the most out of them 3) I am not going to have as much time to read this year since my job is changing.
Start reading through counseling notebooks – I have three large notebooks chock full of counseling info. I want to start reading through the sections that are most applicable to me, as well as the ones I want to use to help others.
Set up a blog store – I already have the plugin I just need to set it up!
Create my first product! – If you all have some suggestions as to what you would love for me to offer in my upcoming blog store, just let me know! 🙂
Grow my Pinterest following to 10,000 +
Fill up my recipe binder – hopefully with delicious and healthy recipes.
Organize my hope chest – it’s bit overcrowded at the moment. I seriously need to get some plastic bins so I can move some things up to our attic.
Write a book – e-book or printed, I am not sure. It doesn’t need to be published or anything, I just want to write a book. 🙂
That’s about it
I tried to keep my goals simple this year. I really want to focus on the most important things (like time with God and sleep!) and forget about all the other “stuff”. I want my faith in God to be central, and I want to take care of myself so I can be present and more effective with the people and ministries I have in my life. Last year I threw in a lot of excess and got off balance. This year I see the need to simplify and focus on less. It’s just better that way! 🙂
Just for fun I plan to write up a big crazy list of all the things I would love to do in 2017. This will include all the things I may never get around to but…. you never know 🙂 It’s fun to make big bucket lists like that.
I am excited about 2017 and all the opportunities and learning experiences that are bound to come. I hope you are excited too!
- What are your goals for 2017?
- Did you choose a word for the year?