Righting the ship and getting back on course

All the good habits I had at the beginning of the year have gone by the wayside as I’ve gotten way off course in life. As the year has dragged on, it’s been harder to maintain the life schedule l had at the beginning of the year. I sleep way more than I used to and still always feel tired and worn down.

As this crazy year comes to a close, I’m hoping to use the start of the new year to get back on course. Like many others, I gained “the COVID 19” and want to get back to focusing on my physical health. I know my mental health has suffered this year. Getting back to things that make me happy and have a positive effect on my emotional state will be important.

I know some “experts” are saying not to make any resolutions. The funny thing is I haven’t made resolutions for years because I would never keep them. I feel like this is one year that I need to try to set goals or resolutions to help me get back on track with a life that is still very much stuck in a pandemic.

My family bought a treadmill online, which will arrive next week and will help with physical health. I plan to return to writing more blog posts to help process all the current craziness of life. I will be looking over the online learning courses I bought last year and schedule time in my calendar to complete them. I will continue to declutter and <a rel="noreferrer noopener" href="http://<a href='https://www.bonanza.com/booths/MyYardSale24?fref=rNpqJUa4'>Check out my booth, MyYardSale24post collectible toys online for sale. I want to set a general cleaning schedule to avoid spending my weekends catching up on cleaning. I will not feel guilty about relaxing with a good book, playing a fun video game, coloring, or writing to recharge.

This past year has pulled my ship way off course and made it list. As the new year starts, it’s time to right the ship and get back on course.

It’s also time to leave behind the pains and frustrations of 2020 and burn the ships.

New Year, New Directions

“Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.”
~Albert Einstein

This quote sums up that last few years for me.

I’ve been living on auto-pilot and finding excuses not to change aspects of my life that I know need to be changed. I’ve let the unimportant take over and squeeze out many things, including joy, that I want to be important in my life. I’m not one to make New Year’s Resolutions just because I know they won’t last past the first week of the year and I don’t want to spend the year feeling guilty about not accomplishing those resolutions.

This year, however, I want to focus on changing the things that I can and re-prioritizing my commitments to make room for the things I really want to do, such as writing and taking online courses to learn new things. This will mean that I have to let go of good things to focus on better things and cleaning the clutter out of my house as well as my schedule. These changes will make both physical and mental space for me to grow and change in new ways.

I’m hopeful for the new opportunities and new directions this year can bring to me both personally and professionally. It is my prayer that I see the doors the Lord has opened for me and that I will walk boldly through those doors.

18 “Forget the former things; do not dwell on the past. 19 See, I am doing a new thing! Now it springs up; do you not perceive it? I am making a way in the wilderness and streams in the wasteland. (Isa 43:18-19 NIV)

Another year comes to a close

As another year comes to a close, I wanted to take some time to reflect on the past year. I feel like I let the whole year slip away without really accomplishing much in my life; like I’m just watching it pass by, rather than really living it. The things that should be most important always seem to take the back seat.

I’ve enjoyed watching both my children grow, seeing my daughter get her first pointe shoes, and watching my son’s hair grow into an uncontrollable curly mass (he says he’ll get it cut in February). I’ve assisted my husband through his usual duties of Bible study leadership and Mexico mission trips, as well as giving moral support as he works his way through college courses. I even tried oil painting!

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I’m hoping that in the new year I’ll be able to spend some time on myself to grow spiritually and physically healthier. I really want this to be the year that I get into the good habits of reading my Bible and exercising daily. I’d like to possibly start a journal. I definitely want to make this blog more of a priority and try to post more regularly.

Happy New Year to all my fellow WordPressers. May God bless you and your families this coming year.