My theme for 2017 is going to be SIMPLIFY.
Ali Edwards, a professional scrapbooker that I admire, created the One Little Word concept...basically she focuses her attention on that word all year long, and her goals revolve around it. I have been focusing on themes the last couple years...last year was BE STILL and a few years before that was SPEAK LIFE.
Everything within me is yearning for simplicity right now. I feel like I am at a crossroads where life has just become TOO MUCH and I need to intentionally take steps to recalibrate many areas of my life.
So, most of my goals below will involve this theme.
1. Bible Reading -- carry on with this goal from 2016 and complete my chronological reading plan. I made it about halfway through the plan and will work my way through the second half to complete the entire Bible by the end of 2017.
2. Simplify HOME -- many things fall under this category, including: mega decluttering in each area of the house; selling or donating items we no longer need; preparing our house for selling; selling our house and paying off ALL of our debt; downsizing our living space.
3. Simplify PASSIONS -- determine what I really love to do, and where my God-given talents really reside. Then figure out ways to make those discoveries a bigger part of my life, everyday. Do what I love. Remove the rest.
4. Simplify HEALTH -- stop stressing over eating; do what feels right and choose healthy as often as possible while continuing the learning process. Pare down my fitness routine to cardio, weights, and stretching -- create a simple sweat plan and stick to it.
Simplify. Have less. Want less. Worry less. Stress less.