You all know how much I LOVE and swear by the PowerSheets. They’ve been a huge game changer in how I set goals for each coming year (or heck, for each coming season! there’s so much flexibility to make them exactly what you need them to be!) that I no longer even set “resolutions” for the new year. I feel that more often than not those goals we set at the start of a new year are often made willy-nilly with no real thought process behind them.
My timehop showed me my resolutions for 2013, and I literally laughed to myself because I know for a fact that those were all set based on what others were doing, and what I thought I *should* be doing. Most of those goals I did not meet, and they were all absolutely arbitrary. But the PowerSheets? I dig deep and they are more than goals, they’re about what I want my LIFE to be like.
This year as I worked through the PowerSheets prep, and closed out my 2018 PowerSheets, I noticed that this year was far more introspective than in the past. As I worked through page after page, I just kept coming back to the idea of transformation, or foundation, or rebuilding. 2018 felt very much like a survival year for me. So much changed for us that I was just trying to keep up. But I knew that I wanted to go back and start digging into the habits and mindsets I want to have in my own life. I was really thinking transform, but then I saw that a related word for transform was “renew” and I knew right away that was the word for me this year!
I want to renew so many areas of my life. I don’t want to be surviving, I want to thrive, but I also want to thrive confidently in who I am. A lot of things fell by the wayside for me last year, and I want to see major changes in 2019! While I won’t share all of my goals with you, I’d love to share a few that I feel comfortable sharing, along with the mini goals that will help me reach the big picture!
I want to renew my personal health.
- Prioritize sleep.
- Self care at home (such as facials, baths, reading, etc.)
- Meal prepping
- Finding an extracurricular hobby (like, what is that?! haha)
- Read “Body Love” by Kelly Leveque.
I want to renew my desire to grow in my faith.
- Go to church regularly on the Sundays I’m home.
- Write the word wednesdays.
- “Next Steps” class at church.
- Find a devotional that I can connect with.
Be good stewards of our finances.
- Finding a local organization to donate to quarterly.
- Donate a percentage of business profits to “Read to a Child.”
- Build up our emergency fund again.
- Don’t accumulate new debt.
I want to renew my “make your own” lifestyle.
- Finishing up the quilt I started in 2018 – can’t wait to share it when it’s done! It’s going to be beautiful!
- Buy a book on canning (I got a pressure canner for christmas!)
- Plan out the veggie garden and start seedlings early.
I only ended up with seven goals this year, and I’m realizing now that two of them actually should be combined, haha. But the three I didn’t share feel very personal to me, so I’m holding those close 🙂 If you have some goals you’d like to share, I’d love to hear about them!
If you don’t have PowerSheets, but also want an intentional way to set goals for 2019, check out this awesome blog post series here!
Linda is a Boston-based photographer specializing in weddings and creating family legacies. You can see more of her work online at lindabarryphotography.com, on Instagram, or on Facebook. If you want to reach out directly: firstname.lastname@example.org. To sign up for the monthly newsletter full of encouragement and real life, click here!