The new year will be here soon. For many people that is the time to stop and make a long list of resolutions. While I will be doing a complete list this year, I want to share the challenge of coming up with just one New Year’s resolution.
How many times have you listed off the goals of wanting to lose weight, eat healthier, read more books, be diligent with that morning time with God, have more date nights, or get your house organized? We have all come up with goals like that, only to discover 3 months later that we have accomplished very little of the goals and have given up in a discouraged, overwhelmed state. That’s why I want you to come up with just one thing you really want to work on.
This year I’ve chosen one word to encompass my whole focus for the new year.
I have a lot in my life I have to juggle. I know at times I get so overwhelmed that I throw my hands up in despair and I crawl in bed during nap time and read a book. While that is ok to have happen once in awhile, I’ve noticed it happening more and more. This is the year to be focused and intentional with the things I need to do.
So, what is one goal I’ve chosen to work on the most?
To be more intentional with my children.
I have a fabulous marriage, and while I can definitely be more intentional in doing things for my husband (like making sure he has lunch to take with him to college every day *ahem*), I’ve found myself simply co-existing with my children and not being intentional enough with them.
So, I made a decision a few days ago, and already put it into place.
I deleted the Facebook app off my phone.
Being a business owner, a blogger, a consultant for Lilla Rose and L’BRI, I have a lot of online work I have to do. I’ve found myself spending more and more time online. When I stopped and evaluated what I was spending time doing, I realized that I was on Facebook more each day than was necessary, and a large portion of that time was on my phone. I am part of so many helpful groups and have developed some wonderful friends online. It was easy to get on and check something business related and then before I knew it, 30 minutes had passed.
I talked to my husband and told him I was going to delete the Facebook App off my phone, and if that wasn’t helpful enough, I’m going have him change my password so he can just log me in a few times a week. I’ll still have access to my business account, but all the personal things that can take up so much of my time will be limited.
You might have a different weakness besides Facebook. Pray about it, and ask the Lord what one thing in your life you need to work on this year. Then take an active step towards accomplishing it!
2014 can be a year of great things, if we allow it to be!
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