Well I set some pretty lofty goals for 2016 ….and I just wanted to give you an update on how I am holding up. I actually made a check list to mark off and keep track of my progress so I can hold myself accountable.
I found daily devotion app that I really like. I like it so much that sometimes I will do 2 a day because I just look forward to it so much. It’s called “Soul Survivor-Bible in one year”
I just looked for the app on my phone and I read the verses everyday and watch the videos that go with them. The videos are no longer than 4 minutes for each one and they have great insight for each reading.
So I have done those everyday.
I have also been saying “Yes” to something every week that I really want to say “No”…I hold myself accountable to Rob and that one..because he is always keeping track of that one….married couples will understand why. 🙂
I also have been reading regularly, pampering myself more often and I am in the middle of a Brene Brown Class. It makes you dig deep.
I did a good deed..I feel like I shouldn’t be telling about this because it’s not biblical to do so….so I will just write about this if I struggle with not doing it.
I will also say that I am not really a complainer. I think I make observations sometimes….but I don’t dwell on bad things….or repeat them over & over. I think once I process why something was bothersome or uncomfortable I re-adjust and move on. I think because I have so many complainers in my house hold..that I thought maybe I had an issue. This is one area that I think I can honestly say it’s not an out of hand issue.
so something I really struggled with and thought I would is the Mirror talk. Seriously, even when I know I am supposed to do it…I don’t. So it’s not as if I “forget” and just don’t get around to it….because we all know I am a star chart kid and I like marking things off of a list. Somehow I hold myself back and I just can’t make myself do it. I don’t know what the hang-up is. Other than being vulnerable. Maybe it’s just that I feel fake…..like I make up all of these great things to say to myself in the mirror and I can’t buy what I am trying to sell to myself? I know that sounds so harsh and it’s what I am trying to change..the self talk. Many of us struggle with this. I know once I make it a habit it will be OK….but for some reason I am afraid of the success? I hold myself back….so I am really going to try and make this an effort for February.
So other than the Mirror talk how do I feel?
I feel great. I love that I have some down time everyday for devotions & reading. I feel armored everyday with word from God. I feel refreshed learning something new to read and it makes me think.
I love that my toenails are painted. It’s such a little thing. But for many years I couldn’t see my feet while standing up ..so the painted or unpainted toe nails didn’t bother me. Now I like to look down and see them….all pretty.
I have also had the opportunity to catch up with friends and go out of my comfort zone a little by saying “Yes” and doing things. It hasn’t been horrible. LOL so overall I am glad I chose the goals I did.
I still have a lot of organizing and things to do to get ready for school. I have been getting side tracked. SO this weekend I am going to work on some of that stuff and get in order. 🙂
So here’s to a new month …so glad to share it with all of you!