2019 is almost over. There are just a few days left. Actually, a day is just a day. But, symbolically we tend to give great emphasis to the end of a year and the beginning of a new one. What will you want to do on the last days of the year?
Do you analyze the year and look forward to ways of improving in 2020? Do you spend time making a list of resolutions? Do you evaluate your goal successes in 2019 or create new goals for 2020? I’ve already seen that some people are posting about their new word for 2020.
Personally, I will select goals for 2020. The good things about setting yearly goals is that you have an entire year to reach them. It’s easy to say you’ll do something when there is not an immediate deadline to finish it.
Setting goals is a great thing to do, but it doesn’t mean that you can’t adjust your goals throughout the year, if your circumstances change. You may add to the goal or just make a new one, altogether. I prefer to be flexible with things like goals. As long as I’m being honest with myself, it doesn’t bother me to change.
I enjoy discussing my new year’s goals with my husband, and sometimes the kids. It helps me to get another persons opinion or input. This can also provide a lot of encouragement. Throughout the year, I sometimes will comment on the goals for myself or my husband. It’s a great way to encourage each other.
If hubby speaks encouragement to me, it can really push me forward in my goal progress. We do try to be careful about those dieting goals, because it isn’t helpful if we nag each other. Dieting can be a very touchy subject.
My goals for 2020 will include having a focus on simple living. Simple living keeps me attuned to the few important things in my life: God and family. I want to put my focus on people and not things. Helping others is much more important to me than my things or getting new things.
What are your plans for the last few days of 2019? Do you plan to do a lot of celebrating? I’ll probably watch a little too much football, but I enjoy it so much. It doesn’t take much energy to do this. My sciatica flare is bad right now, so I won’t be doing much at all.
Whatever you have planned, I hope that you will enjoy a simple and joyful end to this year and have many blessings in the year to come!
@2019, copyright Lisa Ehrman