January 2016 Goals

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Congratulations on surviving the first week and a bit of January! After all the busyness of Christmas visiting friends and family, my husband and I decided to take it easy on New Year’s Eve and spend it just the two of us. We had pizza played, a couple of games, ate more food and watched the countdown on TV. It was a nice relaxing evening before we both had to go back to work. Do you ever find you need a couple of days of down time to recover from a holiday?

I have never really been one for New Year’s resolutions, because I saw it more as setting myself up for failure. It always felt a little cliché to say I was going to start exercising more and eating healthier just because the clock struck midnight. Although, last January I did sign up for a Zumba class and started running at the gym for a few weeks…but this post is about looking ahead, not back!

Here are my goals for January 2016:

1. Choose one person a week to pray for every day. This is my biggest goal of the year, and the one I feel has the most potential to create change. Prayer is something I neglect way too often, so this year I am challenging myself to not only spend a few minutes with God every day, but to use that time to lift up others. I was inspired to do this by Audrey Roloff who blogged about her experience with this goal in 2015. Check out her post here.

2. Read 2 new books.

3. Read one chapter (at least) of the Bible every day

4. Go to the gym twice a week

5. Write four blog posts this month

Did you make any resolutions or goals for the new year? What are your strategies for sticking to those goals? Let me know in the comments!


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