I see many of you rolling up to a new year with so much certainty! Bravo, bravo. It’s easier when we know exactly what we want to accomplish this year. Now for those who know little about what’s expecting them this new year, I understand. We don’t know what’s heading our way tomorrow.
“New year, new heart” is our motto for 2018. Whether you are facing inconvenience, delays, difficulties, or headaches, a new heart will make certain that you’re prepared! I say, we set impossible goals and achieve them with God. That way, we can give glory to the Lord. He sets a strong foundation on the things that we want to build.
Want to work on this together? Here are the things that I would personally love to improve on this year. If you see spring flowers blooming through these five ideas, then you should join me on this ‘’new heart’’ wagon.
#1 Read more: Reading is a great way to expand your mindset. It allows you to learn, to grow, and to understand. If you want to join me in this goal, we should ask ourselves what kind of literature interests us. What catches my eye when I’m just window (book) shopping? Challenge yourself to read about something that you know little about. Dive beyond your comfort zone - that is where true growth happens! There are also amazing books on self- improvement, cooking, science, anthology, etc. that we can discover. One book that I want to spend more time with is the Bible. It covers so many topics that will help me live my best life possible.
#2 Self-care: I want to focus my mind, body, and spirit on what’s bringing health into my life. Positive vibes should be in the spotlight of our minds! Be conscious of what’s making us glow and decidedly reject everything that is stopping us from happiness. We only get one body - I have to treat it nicely! Exercise on the daily, eat nutritious foods, move with intention. I want to supply my body with organic, non-toxic products for my skin, hair, etc. I also want to keep my spirit clean from any evilness. I believe that darkness can’t resist light. Therefore, I want to stay close to God - the source of all light and truth.
#3 Save money: This might be a tough one for many people, including myself. There are so many convenient, beautiful, and brilliant things that I “can” invest in. But do I REALLY need it? Will my purchases bring long-term benefits to me and my family? I am willing to spend our money on necessary belongings, especially when there is the chance to save money. This upcoming year, I will focus only on purchasing items that my family “needs.” Oh, and I will continue shopping the sales. With finding steals, I can buy more groceries:)
(By the way, the entire outfit that I am wearing on these photos came from the clearance rack). Yup.
#4 New friends: I will try to be more open to the new souls that I encounter in my life. I want to make new friends and expand my circle! Once the new person enters into my life, I will make an effort to trust them. I will trust my new pals as I would trust myself. And if one day the trust gets broken, I will learn to move on. You miss all the chances you don’t take.
#5 Godly foundation: I would be honored to have God participate in the building of my life. My prayer for 2018 is “God, break whatever it is that I’m building if it won’t make a positive difference in my life or the lives of people around me.” I do wish to unite with God in helping me reach my life goals. In the end, God’s approval of my dreams and goals is everything.
Stay warm lovelies,