Hello, January, hello, 2019!!!
I always feel so refreshed at the start of a new year. A blank book. A blank chapter of my life that I want to live to the fullest! Though January can be rather low-key, dull, and dreary in Alabama, it’s a great time to become more in-tune with yourself and what you hope to accomplish in your life. January is a great month to clean out your spaces, get rid of old or pointless things, and start new and fresh. I encourage you to spend time this month evaluating your life- the things that are working, the things that are not, good habits, bad habits, prospective habits, and changes that need to be made. Don’t bring your dreadful habits into a new year, and try picking up stress-free new habits, such as keeping a prayer journal or walking/running a mile a day!
Here’s my January Bucket List (more like “to-do list”)
- Make a new friend
- Buy a new planner
- Clean out my closet
- Become more organized
- Set exercise goals
- Drink mostly water
- Read my “Jesus Calling” daily devotional every night
- Start a prayer journal
- Cook more at home
- Try new recipes
- Buy new school supplies
- Think about yearly goals
- Attend church more
- Take better care of my skin
(product recommendations accepted!)
- Read more books (!!!!!!!)
- Nap less
- Eat healthier
- Put words into action
I found a “January Purge Checklist” on Pinterest that I really liked, so I’m sharing it now.
clutter in drawers
old bath mats (replace)
old hair ties
no lid tupperware
expired canned foods
stale pantry food
expired fridge foods
combine cleaning liquids
bottles without lids
dried out pens
old business cards
I also found January Journal Prompts, which could also just be some beneficial and important things to think about this month.
what 3 things would you like to accomplish this year?
how can you keep yourself accountable for achieving your goals?
are there goals from last year you didn’t accomplish? why weren’t you successful?
what are you most proud of from last year?
one word to describe the upcoming year.
what are you ready to let go of?
write a goodbye letter to last year
tomorrow I will…
what makes you sad? angry? fearful?
what makes you happy? content? feel alive?
a new skill you’d like to learn.
Happy January, everyone!