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 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.