Happy New Year! If you are like most people, you were ready to say good-bye to 2020.
Of course, there is nothing magically about a new year, and the world is still far from peace, but I hope you have taken time to reflect on the past year and made goals for the future.
Here on this blog, my goal is to encourage you to be a thriving homemaker. One of the best ways to do that is to make sure you are taking care of your physical, spiritual, and mental well being.
So today, I’m sharing some of my goals for 2021 that care for my well being. After taking some quiet time to reflect on the past year, I came up with these goals. Feel free to download my free printable if you are still working on your goals.
After reading my goals, I’d love for you to share yours in the comments, so I can cheer you on!
Now, on to my 2021 goals….
1. Get a haircut every other month.
This may sound like a silly goal, but last year I got my haircut twice! Before becoming a mom, I used to get my haircut and highlighted every 6 weeks.
But I haven’t made it a priority lately, and that affects me. I always feel more confident when my hair is taken care of and it is easy to style.
This may sound like a shallow goal, but the truth is how you feel about your appearance plays a big role in your outlook on life and your motivation even as a homemaker.
2. Read the Bible through in 1 year.
The past couple of years I’ve heard Whitney at Come Home for Comfort talk about reading the Bible through chronologically in one year, and I never thought I could do it. However, my relationship with God has changed over the past couple of years.
Instead of reading my Bible as something to check off my list of “Christian duties”, which just makes it feel like a chore, it has become a time for me to really connect with God and pour my heart out to Him while learning more about Him in His word.
I realized that I enjoy reading the Bible so much more now because it’s how I deepen my relationship with God. It’s not something I feel like I have to do to earn favor from God anymore or to be a “better Christian” because I’m already enough in Christ.
Anyway, I’m a part of Whitney’s group through the YouVersion Bible app. I’m sure she would love for you to join too!
3. Read 1 book a month.
I’m really good at checking a book out from the library, reading the first chapter, but never finishing the book!
So this year my goal is to read one book a month. I find that I do better at reading digital books, since they are on my phone. I’m currently using the Hoopla App. It automatically returns the books, so no late fees!
My book this month is Tired of Trying to Measure Up by Jeff VanVonderen. (affiliate link)
I plan to do book reviews here on the blog each month to hold myself accountable and to also share good books with you!
4. Make a full-time income online.
I’m incredibly grateful for this little business of mine, but let me tell ya, it has been a struggle! I plateaued for a couple of years and felt like I was spinning my wheels while also running in 20 different directions at full speed.
Last year my word for the year was FOCUS. It helped me cut out a lot of things that were keeping me stuck in my business. The last quarter, I was able to see the best income ever while woking less hours.
Plus, I’ve been hearing from a lot of you how the words I put out online are changing your lives for the better. That means so much to me and often motivates me to keep doing my best.
I hope to build on the momentum and get to a full-time income by the end of the first quarter in 2021. I don’t talk about the business side of my blog very often, but I may start to share more about it this year if I see people want to hear more about it.
So there you have it! Those are some of my main goals for the year. I hope it has encouaraged you to reach for some goals this year too. If you want, share your goals in the comments, so I can cheer you on!
May your goal always be improvement rather than perfection.
I pray this year brings needed change, lots of joy, and time for rest in your life and mine!