Workin' It Wednesday :: New Year's Goals - The Perfectly Imperfect Mama

Workin' It Wednesday :: New Year's Goals

by - Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Happy Wednesday!
Today I am linking up with Shay & Erika for Workin' It Wednesday!  This is a new link up for 2017 & I am so excited to be a part of it :).

And today I am sharing with you how I keep my New Year's goals .. but before that, I'm going to share this year's goals I have.  Typically I don't even make a goal/resolution but last year I did & it was to not worry so much.  Boy was I put to the test with this one.  As much as I felt like I had so much to worry about, I kept my eyes to Jesus & just like He promised, He got me through everything & continues to do so.

The way I kept this goal was lots ... & lots of prayer.  It's a goal I will keep every year!

Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. 
Philippians 4:6

As for this year,  I have three goals.  And just like last years, these are goals I want to keep every year, not just for one year. 
(1) Start each day with Jesus.  Don't get me wrong, I pray throughout the entire day ... because #momlife ... Sometimes it's in the car, sometimes it's while I'm folding our mountain of laundry & sometimes it's even during the blessing of our food at each meal.  But I'm so guilty of waking up in the mornings & the first thing I do is look on my phone ... when I should be opening my Bible. I just think it's so important to start each day giving thanks.
(2) Get up early.  This one goes along with said goal above.  I use to not get up until 7 but then had to get Coop up at 7:15 for school so I had no time for quiet time, to do a load of laundry, unload the dishwasher, etc. 

Getting up early + starting your day with God sure does make for a great day :).
(3) Slow down.  And all the mamas said amen!  Y'all, you & I both know that babies don't keep.  I want to enjoy this season of life!

Ways I keep my past goals, current goals & future goals ::

1. Like I said earlier ... Lots of prayer.
2. Go to bed earlier. [Tough for this night owl]
3. Put my phone down & live in the moment.
4.  Know that it is ok to say no.
5. Show myself some grace.  I have to remind myself that life happens. There will be times when things come up ... when I can't go to bed early & end up sleeping later ... which gives me no time for my quiet time.  I can find a different time for that specific day to do it.  Or there will be times when I find myself sitting down looking at my phone for way too long.  It just doesn't need to be a habit.
6. Only make a few goals & make them realistic for the season of life you're in.

And there you have it!  My New Year's goals & how I keep them.

Everyone's goals are different or perhaps you & I have some of the same ones.  I love looking through the link up & checking everyone's out!

Here are the upcoming topics we will be covering the second Tuesday of every month this year. . .


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