Welcome to our annual goal series! Each weekday from December 29 – January 7, we’ll have a new post about wrapping up 2020 and launching into 2021. Check back in each day for fresh motivation!
Every year I use my Powersheets to plan out my goals and set them for the month, but I haven’t been utilizing it for the daily features. Now that I have my own desk, I will be using it and even trying to figure out the best ways to make the most of it like I do with our prayer journal and my planner.
Here are my goals for 2021!
1. Create enough consistency so I’m on a path to losing 20 pounds and keeping it off.
This might feel too wordy. Just say, “lose 20 pounds,” right? Nope. I really want to lay a good foundation for healthy changes so my goal ultimately isn’t to lose the weight but to be headed in that direction. My ideas for mini-goals (broken down quarterly):
- Get sugar intake down by half
- Get a good meal prep routine going
- Get serious about Histamine diet for 1-2 months
- Get into pilates or barre
2. Release the prayer book and have 10,000 copies pre-ordered.
This is a huge goal for me! Many of y’all know, I’m praying for 100,000 copies of the prayer book sold. Which is pretty much impossible without the Lord. I felt Him prompting me to pray for this so I’m going for it. If it happens, you’ll know who gets full credit! 😉 Mini goal ideas:
- Host a prayer group – We’ll be testing out some content I hope to share soon!
- Create a marketing plan early (We’ll be pitching podcasts, blogs, etc. so if you have one and want to talk prayer and the new book, email firstname.lastname@example.org!)
- Implement the plan
- Host launch team
3. Celebrate family milestones well.
We are welcoming two new babies (one on the Met side and one on the Woerner side) and I really want to be available to help where I can. So often, I plan work and forget to leave room for big personal things, but this year we’re keeping the calendar pretty clear so I can do this!
- Host Maddie’s shower
- Host Natalie’s shower
- Be available emotionally (send prayers, verses, advice) and physically (babysitting, chores, cooking).
- Help celebrate my parent’s 40th wedding anniversary!
4. Make much-needed repairs and updates to our house.
We’ve been in our home for almost 7 years and have done almost no repairs even though there’s plenty of things broken. 🙂
- Walls & Doors – Painting, fixing cabinets
- Outdoor area
- Kitchen counters
5. Speak words of life to the people around me and myself.
I can naturally go negative and catch myself saying jokesy criticism (jokesy makes it feel ok?) with Tyler and even the girls more than I hope. I also want to speak more positively to myself!
- Write a song. This sounds odd but I used to play guitar and write songs and so often even now, hymns come out my mouth when I want to go negative. I’d love to write a song that will shift my mindset to speaking life.
- Start the day with affirmations. Like the ones in our Best of VMP pack.
- Send encouraging text messages to friends out of the blue.
- Write a quick encouraging note to Tyler and the girls every week.
6. Finish parenting course and implement 3 tips.
So often I just feel ill-equipped to parent and just what we’ve learned so far in this course has been helpful. Things got super busy and we took a break from it and want to pick it back up!
- Finish watching videos
- Implement tip 1
- Implement tip 2
- Implement tip 3
7. Financial goal.
I’m waiting to talk to Tyler about what our specific goal will be but we are still terrible at budgeting and want to get better at it!
- Read a finance book
- Set up non-negotiable habits
- Follow budget
- Have “no spend” days
8. Live more spirit-led.
The last 4 months have been so difficult. I’ve struggled to make decisions and feel confident in where God was calling me forward. In 2021, I really desire to live more fully “led, not driven”.
- In-depth study of a few books of the Bible
- Read through the whole Bible in 90 days!! This one scares me but I’ll be listening on my Bible app. I want to immerse myself in Scripture in a totally different way than studying a book in depth.
- Add more questions to my prayer journal.
- Get back in the habit of using one of our discontinued products–expectant cards.
Ok, so that’s it!! What goals do you have for 2021?
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What kind of questions do you add to your prayer journal? That sounds interesting. -Meredith Goss//sunflowers.in.bloom
I love the thoughtfulness behind your goals, Val. Here’s to a fruitful 2021 ahead!