My Goals For 2019 & GraceFull Tuesday Link-Up

Well to be honest, I am not one for New Year’s Resolutions. In fact, they tend to freak me out a bit. I reflected on some non-goals in this post, and I just loved that. These reflect the year, and all the growth that has happened.

But this year, I have decided to set a few goals. These are goals that, I think, are easier for me to work with. Mainly because these goals are related to my own well-being and things that I love to do.

My Goals 2019

My Goals For 2019

1. Read 50 books.

As you have seen, I read a lot and often share book reviews here as well. I’ve had the goal of reading 50 books a year for a few years now. But 2018 was the first year that I actually managed to do that. I think that has to do with the fact that in 2018, I graduated and finally moved to working full-time. It feels easier to read in the free time when I don’t have to read for studies and all that. I want to keep reading so I am, once again, setting the goal of reading 50 books in 2019.

If you are wanting to read more books in the coming year, I recommend checking out some reading challenges. I recommend checking out Rachel Dawson’s RAD Reading Challenge for 2019. It comes with such a pretty printable, too!

2. Do less.

In all honesty, 2018 was an exhausting year in many ways. I graduated and got a new, full-time job that I love (thank you Jesus). I took on the position of Children’s Ministry leader, and found that it’s not always the easiest. On top of that, I joined the worship team at our church. There were several family issues that were and still are hard — and will take a long time to work through.

Because of all this, my goal for 2019 is to do less all in all. I want to focus on the here and now — and do those things I love, but without wearying myself out. So here goes to hoping I get to attend church without serving every time. And actually saying no to some things.

 3. Take care of myself better.

There are no specific goals here, because that doesn’t feel good at all. But I want to take care of myself better all around. This means spending more time with God. And it means setting out time to do the things I love. I want to set out time for myself, for reading, for friends, for family, for learning a new skill, for self-care.

Taking care of myself this year also means going to counseling. Thankfully, in our family the concept of counseling holds no shame. As I have mentioned before, 2018 was a hard year. Things that came up, are ones that need to be processed, and I have chosen to go to counseling for that. In a way, I think this will be challenging. But mostly it will be good, I know that already.

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17 Comments

  1. Hi Ronja,
    So glad to hear you are seeking support through professional counseling 😀 It will be a blessing, though challenging at times, as you process what you need to process…
    And I like your philosophy of goal setting rather than resolutions! I have aims rather than resolutions 😉
    A blessed 2019 to you,
    Jennifer

  2. You definitely have a lot on your plate, Ronja! I pray that you will be able to enjoy your new endeavors and say no to things that don’t have to be done. (Praying the same for myself!)

  3. I pray that you accomplish every goal that you’ve set, Ronja! And thank you so much for hosting! Happy New Year and God bless you! 🙂

  4. I’m kind of with you on resolutions. I do often make changes this time of year, but I probably need to be more specific with my goals. Thanks for hosting and Happy and Blessed New Year!

    1. I pray that you will find good goals to set for this year, Donna — ones that will help you to grow in the right direction! God bless you!

  5. Happy New Year, Ronja!
    I commend you for taking these steps to be the best version of you in 2019. I will pray God’s guidance and blessings on your every step.
    Marva | SunSparkleShine