I love new years. Not New Years Eve or Day, but the concept of a new year. I think it’s because it feels like an ebeneezer: a mark in the ground to say – we have made it another year. And I’m also a big fan of looking backwards and considering, thanking, learning from our failures and celebrating our gifts.
Each year I spend some time answering questions that help me think through the year gone by and dream for the year ahead. This year, I built out some worksheets that help me consider my goals in light of my values (and incorporate some of what I’m learning about right now in school!)
I know it seems like I must be a goal person, but really I’m a big fan of being present, living your life and not worrying too much about what you accomplish. In my mind, goals should never be determiners of your success or failure. Too many variables.
However, I AM about prioritizing the things that matter to you. I am about taking steps to make sure you don’t neglect the important for the urgent. Nobody plans to neglect their families, or their dreams. Life just…happens. It has a habit of demanding and pushing until it takes over and you spend your days thinking about what you will do when ‘life slows down’ – which – spoiler alert – it never does.
Hopefully these worksheets will help you keep the main things the main things in 2017. I designed it as faith-neutral as I could so that it would hopefully be helpful for anyone. I’ll post later this week with more resources for Jesus stuff. 🙂
Click here to get the worksheets emailed to ya.
P.S. I made a friend a planner for 2017 which is designed to help you keep your goals in front of you throughout the year. I ordered a few extra, so if you want one, email me and I’ll send you more details!